State Redress hearing: 24 Sep witness list and evidence summaries
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry State Redress hearing resumes today in Auckland.
The hearing is being live-streamed here.
The hearing is open to media but closed to the public because of Covid social distancing restrictions.
Hearing location: Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.
Earl White (anonymised name)
Earl White gives evidence of the abuse he experienced at Epuni Boys Home and Hokio Beach School, and the process of taking a civil claim in the High Court against the Ministry of Social Development. He describes barriers and challenges experienced in the process of pursuing that claim, what happened at his High Court hearing, and the fact it took almost 12 years for the matter to conclude. Earl also describes the effect the abuse and the process has had, and continues to have, on his life.
Leoni McInroe has provided a statement giving evidence about her experiences in seeking justice and compensation for the abuse she suffered in the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lake Alice Hospital, and her desire to see Dr Leeks held accountable, which she feels has still not happened in the 26 years since she filed her civil proceedings. Leoni recounts the process of taking her civil claim over a 9-year period, and how she felt about that process and the eventual outcome.
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