New Zealand Royal Commission into child abuse to include churches: victory or lame albatross?

Dr Murray Heasley, PhD (Otago University), is the spokesperson for the Network of Survivors in Faith-based Institutions and Their Supporters in New Zealand. The New Zealand Royal Commission into Historical Abuse of Children in State Care was announced in February 2018 and extended in November 2018 to include abuse within faith-based care institutions.  Will this expansion be reason for celebration or will it be the most pyrrhic of victories?

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