Terror attack inquiry: 'No stone will be left unturned' - PM
April 8, 2019 4:56 pm
Supreme Court Justice Sir William Young will head the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack [Source: Radio NZ]
Supreme Court Justice Sir William Young will head the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
The inquiry is due to start considering evidence from May 13th and to report to the Governor-General within eight months, with a deadline of 10th December.
The Royal Commission’s inquiry into the 15th March attacks has a very wide brief and will look at issues ranging from the attacker’s past activities, background, connections to other people and online activity, to the role of New Zealand’s intelligence and security agencies.
Ardern today released the terms of reference for the inquiry and said it would make sure “no stone is left unturned” as it looked into the cause of the attacks and what could have been done to stop it.
Ardern says Justice Young had the experience and skills required to lead the Inquiry.
The Royal Commission will be established by Order in Council this Wednesday.
Ardern says the Commission will have a budget of $8.2 million and one further members will be appointed by the end of April.