Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, November 24th, 2016 - 21 comments
Categories: accountability, child abuse, child welfare, human rights - Tags: child abuse, chris finlayson, honesty, human rights commission
RNZ seem to be the only ones with this important story this morning:
Child abuse report ‘shut down’
A former Human Rights Commissioner is accusing the government of killing off a critical report on the way it handled hundreds of cases of children abused in state care.
The report was written when Ros Noonan was Chief Human Rights Commissioner in 2011.
It was never published because, she says, the Attorney General Chris Finlayson did not like its recommendations.
Ms Noonan believed Mr Finlayson was motivated by fears an independent inquiry would expose the government to liability.
“My clear impression is that he was trying to shut down the inquiry and the report. I think, clearly, he was concerned there would be a public interest in there being an independent inquiry and the government didn’t want that. …
Read on for plenty more on RNZ.
This country needs to learn from its history – if it wants to avoid repeating it.