The provision of free physiotherapy services to people
injured in accidents has never worked and cost too much, ACC
Minister Nick Smith said today.
State health insurer ACC has announced a funding cut for
physiotherapy, with one rehabilitation industry group saying
people will be permanently disabled because of it.
Affco meatworks in Wairoa and ACC have split costs in a
long-running dispute over payment to an employee who was shot
while sitting in a car on a break.
A decision by ACC to stop paying compensation to 170 people
has been labelled nonsense by a Dunedin-based lobby group.
ACC Minister Nick Smith's appearance before a select
committee instead of board members continued to haunt him in
A coalition has been formed to oppose what it believes to be
the possible privatisation of ACC.
ACC chairman John Judge today cast doubt on whether he asked
ACC Minister Nick Smith to act on his behalf at a
ACC has significantly underestimated its liabilities, new
chairman John Judge said today.
The ACC board has been purged of members who would resist
privatisation and the winding back of its accident coverage,
Labour MP David Parker said today.
Four new members have been appointed to the ACC board, to go
with its new chairman, ACC Minister Nick Smith announced
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