Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference describe the purpose and boundaries of the inquiry.

Background


Terms of Reference short version in Sign Language

On 1 February 2018, in a historic global first, the New Zealand Government asked Sir Anand Satyanand to gather New Zealanders’ feedback on the draft Terms of Reference for this Inquiry.

Sir Anand heard from over 400 groups and individuals and incorporated their submissions into a report. This report and its covering letter were presented to the Government on 31 May 2018 and have shaped the final Terms of Reference released by the Government on 12 November 2018.

Full 18 page version

The full Terms of Reference were released on 12 November 2018. You can read it on the Legislation New Zealand website.

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Related documents

These reports and documents were used to help the commission create the final Terms of Reference.

Letter to Minister of Internal Affairs - 29 May 2018 (PDF, 127KB)

Report on public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference - 29 May 2018 (PDF, 2.5MB)

Proposed terms of Reference and other information related to the final establishment of the Inquiry (7/12/2018)

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Easy to read versions

To make it easier to understand the full Terms of Reference we've created a short version in seven languages as well as Easy Read english version with pictures.

Easy Read English
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English
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Te Reo Māori
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Cook Islands Māori
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Niuean
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Samoan
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Tokelauan
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Tongan
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