The Government will announce plans to cut ACC entitlements on
Wednesday so it can keep levy rises to politically acceptable
levels, Prime Minister John Key said.
ACC's future is at risk, chairman John Judge said today when
announcing its liability ballooned by $4.8 billion in the
year to June 2009 driven by increased claims, declining
rehabilitation and more realistic assessments of costs.
Making a grieving man choose between his dead wife's ACC
compensation and his own hard-earned superannuation is
"obscene" and tantamount to theft, Dunedin widower Fin
(Findlay) Heads says.
The Government is defending changes to ACC which opponents
say will mean victims of rape and sexual abuse find it
difficult to access therapy.
Survivors of rape and sexual abuse will find it difficult to
access therapy if proposed changes to ACC's sensitive claims
unit come into effect next month, according to rape survivor
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
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