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Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain

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On these pages you will find information about the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain. The National Security Group is coordinating this response.

Royal Commission of Inquiry Report

After the March 15 terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain (places of worship), the Government set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate whether public sector agencies had done all they could to protect the people of New Zealand from terrorist attacks and whether more could be done.

The report of Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCOI) into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain was released on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

The report, Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei, made 44 recommendations covering both national security, and wider social and community matters. You can read the full report, and its terms of reference on the Royal Commissions’ website.

The Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry Report

The Government accepted the findings of the report and agreed in principle to the 44 recommendations. The Government is committed to working with communities and interest groups across Aotearoa New Zealand as work is carried out to implement the recommendations. This work will help work towards a diverse, inclusive and safe Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hon Andrew Little is the Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is responsible for coordinating the all-of-government response to the report.

Support for survivors, witnesses, and whānau

The Ministry of Social Development has been supporting affected whānau, survivors, and witnesses through the Kaiwhakaoranga Specialist Case Management Service. If you are a member of the affected whānau and need support you can:

Last updated: 
Monday, 12 September 2022

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