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About the ACC Futures Coalition

The ACC Futures Coalition is a group of health providers, lawyers, ACC consumers, academics and unions campaigning to maintain and improve ACC and keep it publicly owned.

We were set up in 2009 after attacks of the scheme and signals from the government to privatise various ACC accounts and open these to competition. Since then decisions taken by the government have undermined the integrity of the scheme by limiting entitlements and access to entitlements, and moving long term claimants off the scheme, often before they are ready. We have therefore reviewed our aim which is now:

"To build cross-party support for retaining the status of ACC as a publicly-owned single provider committed to the ‘Woodhouse Principles’, and a 'no fault' compensation social insurance system for all New Zealanders. Our commitment is to have an ACC scheme that has integrity and the trust of the public of New Zealand, and is focussed on injury prevention, treatment, complete rehabilitation  and compensation for  the injured claimant."

Members of the Coalition are:

Acclaim Otago (Inc)

Age Concern

College of Nurses Aotearoa

DPA (NZ) Inc.

E Tu

First Union

Flight Attendants and Related Services Association

Hazel Armstrong, Lawyer

Helen White, Lawyer

Dr Hilary Stace, Health Services Research Centre Victoria University

Marlborough PHO

Maritime Union

National Foundation for the Deaf

NZ Association of Occupational Therapists

NZ Association of Counsellors

NZ Association of Psychotherapists

NZ Council of Trade Unions

NZ Dairy Workers Union

NZ Dental Therapists’ Association

NZ Meat Workers Union

NZ Nurses Organisation

NZ Recreation Association

NZ Register of Acupuncturists

Osteopathic Society of NZ

Peter Sara, ACC Lawyer

Podiatry NZ

Public Service Association;

Rail and Maritime Transport Union

Associate Professor Susan St John

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