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ACC fallout claims CEO

ACC fallout claims CEO

The political firestorm over ACC intensified yesterday when the resignation of chief executive Ralph Stewart triggered an urgent parliamentary debate over the changes needed at the state-owned accident insurer.

Judge replaced as ACC chairman

Judge replaced as ACC chairman

ACC chairman John Judge is to go following fresh revelations about the Bronwyn Pullar privacy breach this week.

ACC 'coercion' breaches Act, group says

ACC  'coercion' breaches Act, group says

An Otago ACC claimant support body has highlighted concerns about an "extremely broad" consent form claimants are being required to sign.

Mastectomy error could mean ACC payouts

Mastectomy error could mean ACC payouts

A successful claim for ACC payments for mental injury could result from a case in which an Otago woman had a mastectomy by mistake earlier this year, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara says.

Minister's threat to sue Radio NZ in doubt

Minister's threat to sue Radio NZ in doubt

ACC Minister Judith Collins is refusing to comment on speculation she will not follow through on her threat to sue Radio New Zealand for defamation.

Govt 'taking time' with ACC privatisation

Work on the privatisation of ACC was progressing well but ACC Minister Judith Collins would only say yesterday that announcements would be made about employer choice in due course.

Minister 'not satisfied' with ACC

Minister 'not satisfied' with ACC

ACC minister Judith Collins has told an employers group that ACC needs to rebuild public trust and had fallen short in protecting privacy after controversies and complaints about it.

Preferential treatment at ACC

Preferential treatment at ACC

If it surprises even some MPs that the Accident Compensation Corporation runs a claims process for "important" people, then it is just as well an inquiry by the Auditor-general into how ACC manages conflicts of interest has been announced.

Dunedin lawyer wants ACC inquiry

Dunedin lawyer wants ACC inquiry

Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara is urging ACC to "come clean" over the details of its controversial "VIP claims" handling policy but ACC says it will not comment until the Privacy Commissioner completes an inquiry in three months.

ACC cuts funding to city classes

ACC cuts funding to city classes

A Dunedin falls prevention programme run by Age Concern Otago is to lose vital ACC funding.

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