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.

Call for independent ombudsman on ACC

Establishing an independent ombudsman to deal with ACC issues would restore some of the corporation's lost credibility and public goodwill, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell says.

All I want for Xmas is a doctor

The wait for Christmas is nearly over but many Otago residents will continue to wait, not for Santa, but for a doctor.

ACC plans incentives for safer workplaces

The Government plans to introduce a range of incentives to help business owners focus on improved safety management and make workplaces safer.

Police say searches made in good faith

Police say searches made in good faith

Police have admitted there were things they should have done better to ensure the validity of search warrants used to search the homes of two Dunedin ACC claimants.

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