The following statement was read by Crown counsel on the opening day of the Royal Commission’s Māori hearing, held in March 2022.
This study, by Ihi Research, was commissioned by the Crown Response primarily to assist the Royal Commission’s Māori investigation. It is believed to be the most comprehensive research ever done on Māori historical experience of State care, drawing together a vast range of data from State organisations and interviewing people closely involved in the care system during 1950-99. The research was formally presented to the Royal Commission at a whakatau on 26 October 2021.
For document readers, the full research report is also available in chapters:
To help the Royal Commission understand the many changes to state care over the years, government agencies jointly prepared a timeline that sets out reports, changes to legislation and institutions across the welfare, justice, education and health sectors
A high-level picture of agency records relevant to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission
At the Royal Commission’s contextual hearing in November 2019, the Crown counsel made a statement setting out how the Crown intends to engage with and respond to the Commission
The Crown's management of claims involving abuse in State care, including its responses to concerns raised by claimants, are summarised in its closing statement to phase two of the Royal Commission's State redress hearing, which was held October-November 2020
Summary of funding for the Crown’s response to the Royal Commission, listing amounts by Budget appropriation (Vote)
Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) are briefings received by incoming Ministers following the formation of a new Government. After the formation of the Government following the November 2020 general election, the Minister for the Public Service was provided with a BIM on the Crown Response. That BIM has been publicly released on the Beehive website(external link).