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Revisiting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Reading the reports from the deaths in custody Royal Commission, there are many ideas which still resonate today – about access to archival records, about the intergenerational legacy of institutionalisation, about justice.
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Update on the NZ Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care

Belinda Battley of NZ provided feedback on the draft terms of reference for NZ’s Royal Commission into child abuse. Here’s an update from that meeting.
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Royal Commission Final Report – Volume 8 Recordkeeping and Information Sharing

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was released on Friday 15 December 2017. This blog post is a quick response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission relating to recordkeeping.
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Are we in an ‘Age of Inquiry’ into institutional child abuse?

Inspired by the Find & Connect web resource, The Age of Inquiry is mapping institutional child abuse inquiries with the aim of developing a comprehensive, publicly available online database of historical child abuse inquiries globally.
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The power imbalance inherent in records and archives

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 In September 2016, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper into Records and recordkeeping practices. Submissions were invited and subsequently published on the Royal Commission website.
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Reflections on the Royal Commission and the completion of the public hearing schedule

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Today’s guest post by Simon Gardiner discusses the completion of the Royal Commission’s public hearings and reflects on what still remains to be done.
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Transcript – Recordkeeping under Royal Commission spotlight

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3ABC World Today story details some of the difficulties that Care Leavers face when trying to piece together their own histories as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse turns towards recordkeeping

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Civil Litigation

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The Senate report, Betrayal of Trust and the Royal Commission have all made recommendations about the need to provide external oversight to ensure that claims made against institutions, via civil litigation for abuse, are transparent and non‐adversarial.
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Ripple Effect

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 New resources and information are continually coming to light around the historical institutions that provided care for children. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is one of the ways that significant amounts of knowledge is being shared with the broader community.
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Stacks of stats (about Find & Connect web resource)

FindandConnect-web-resource-Jan-May2016_GoogleStats Usage of the web resource continues to grow, with stats gathered from Google analytics showing a steady increase in page views and visitors over the period from 1 Jan – 30 May. This is remarkable given that in the last 6 months of last year our stats were showing a downward trend.
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