November 2018

  • Terms of Reference announced

The final Terms of Reference were announced on 12 November 2018.

Importantly, the Government agreed to:

  • Extend the scope of the Inquiry to include faith-based institutions
  • Acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi and
  • Allow the Commission discretion to consider issues and experiences prior to 1950 and after 1999.

These elements were recommended for inclusion in the final Terms of Reference by Sir Anand.  It was Sir Anand’s recommendation that unless the Inquiry also applied to faith-based institutions, there would have been an element of incompleteness and injustice.