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Campaigner hails inquiry

Campaigner hails inquiry

Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell has hailed the Auditor-general's decision to investigate controversial ACC-related issues not already in the spotlight as part of a separate inquiry by the Privacy Commissioner.

ACC 'VIP claims' policy under fire

ACC 'VIP claims' policy under fire

In the spotlight over confidentiality breaches and allegations of preferential treatment, ACC has come under renewed attack over suggestions its "VIP claims" handling policy delivers better protection for the privacy of powerful decision makers, including MPs, judges and ACC board members.

PM 'did not offer to assist': Pullar

PM 'did not offer to assist': Pullar

Bronwyn Pullar only spoke to John Key once about her insurance dispute, but acknowledges he was named in correspondence to her insurer as a "known figure'' who the company may have had to deal with over her massive claim.

Labour MPs ignore defamation threats

Labour MPs Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little have refused to apologise to ACC Minister Judith Collins for alleged defamation regarding the ACC scandal.

Key drawn into scandal

Prime Minister Minister John Key was last night dragged into the widening ACC scandal and forced to deny a report he was part of a group of senior National Party figures who backed Bronwyn Pullar's bid for a $14 million insurance payout.

Collins eyes ACC defamation action

Collins eyes ACC defamation action

ACC Minister Judith Collins is planning legal action against two Labour Party politicians and a media outlet for alleged defamation.

Boag angrily denies leaking ACC email

Former National Party president Michelle Boag has angrily dismissed suggestions she leaked the email she sent to ACC Minister Judith Collins about her friend Bronwyn Pullar's controversial meeting with ACC managers.

ACC must protect data, lawyer says

ACC must protect data, lawyer says

Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara is urging a "culture change" over privacy issues at the ACC after the names of several hundred Otago claimants were included in an email mistakenly sent to Auckland resident Bronwyn Pullar late last year.

ACC rotten to the core, Pullar claims

Bronwyn Pullar wrote to Cabinet Minister Nick Smith 18 months ago accusing him of covering up corruption at ACC and warning him he would need public relations help in the face of anger over its policies.

Cabinet minister Nick Smith resigns

Cabinet minister Nick Smith resigns

With a shaking voice, National MP Nick Smith today announced his resignation from Cabinet in a statement to Parliament.

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