May 2019

  • Survivor Advisory Group

The Survivor Advisory Group is one of the methods Commissioners will use to ensure the voice of survivors is heard and recognised through the work of the Inquiry.

The Survivor Advisory Group will provide advice directly to Commissioners. 

The Terms of Reference for the Survivor Advisory Group will be finalised at its first meeting.

  • The Group will meet face-to-face, for a full day, at least 4 times per year.
  • Meetings will be held in either Auckland or Wellington.
  • There may be additional and/or optional activities between meetings depending on the work programme of the Group.
  • Survivor Advisory Group terms of appointment will be for 18 months, after which membership will be refreshed.
  • Survivor Advisory Group participants will receive a payment in acknowledgement of their time and expertise. All reasonable expenses will be funded by the Inquiry.

Applications for the Survivor Advisory Group have now closed; 49 applications were received in total.

A decision by Commissioners on successful applicants will be made in early May. 

The first meeting of the Group is expected to be held in May.