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Crown to pay $10,000 over ACC case

Crown to pay $10,000 over ACC case

A Dunedin ACC beneficiary will be paid $10,000 after the Crown admitted a police search of his home was unlawful, but a High Court judge has dismissed the allegation that police and ACC investigators acted in bad faith.

Campaigner hopes for more trustworthy ACC

Campaigner hopes for more trustworthy ACC

After lobbying hard for a better community feedback system, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell is cautiously optimistic recent changes will help restore public trust in ACC.

Injured better off than sick

University of Otago research has, for the first time, confirmed New Zealanders are indeed better off if they become disabled through injury rather than illness.

ACC board appoints new CEO

ACC's board has appointed a New Zealand executive from one of the world's largest insurance brokers as the corporation's new chief executive.

ACC breaches still 'unacceptably high'

ACC breaches still 'unacceptably high'

Almost a year after the Bronwyn Pullar scandal erupted, privacy breaches at the Accident Compensation Corporation remain "unacceptably high" chairwoman Paula Rebstock says.

Call for 'substantial' damages

Two Dunedin ACC claimants seeking damages over the wrongful search of their homes should receive a ''substantial amount'' of compensation, their counsel told the High Court at Dunedin yesterday.

Legal doubt on immunity and on who was at fault

High Court Justice Christian Whata yesterday highlighted an ''oddity'' linked to ACC's leading role in investigations during which search warrants were issued for the homes of two Dunedin ACC claimants.

Govt ignored ministry call to trim ACC levies

Struggling workers and businesses could have benefited from almost half a billion dollars in ACC levy cuts this year if the Government hadn't disregarded Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment advice, it has emerged.

ACC frauds top $10m in four years

ACC fraudsters have ripped off taxpayers by more than $10 million in the past four years.

Big jump in home fall injuries 'disturbing'

Big jump in home fall injuries 'disturbing'

A big increase in injuries caused by falls at Dunedin homes is ''disturbing'' and more must be done to reduce them, ACC campaigner Denise Powell says.

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