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Christchurch earthquake victims: Payments for mental trauma

In October 2008, the ACC law was changed to allow workers, who are traumatised at work because he or she directly experiences an event - such as an earthquake or a robbery, to apply to ACC for compensation. The law change came about because the Government recognised that mental trauma can cause incapacity. Parliament was convinced by the experience Keep Reading


ACC stocktake report out next week

It appears the ACC stocktake report is finally about to come out, according to Colin James' column in today’s Dominion Post. Keep Reading


Psychotherapists welcome changes for survivors of sexual abuse

ACC Futures Coalition member the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists has welcomed the Independent Review Panel´s report into the ACC´s failed new clinical pathway. Keep Reading


Sick note proposal has similar ring - to ACC motorcycle charges

ACC Futures Coalition member the CTU says the current employment law proposals regarding medical certificates may not be genuine - and has likened it to the government's approach on ACC levies for motorcyclists Keep Reading


20,000 speak up over changes for hearing impaired

Nearly 20,000 people have written to the ACC Minister opposing proposed regulations that would deny rehabilitation to those with hearing injuries. Keep Reading


ACC needs more staff a year after shedding 70 jobs

ACC has admitted it will need more staff to cope with levy changes, just a year after announcing up to 70 jobs were being shed. Changes announced yesterday will see workplaces with good safety records rewarded with a big drop in levies and workplaces with Keep Reading


Privatisation behind ACC changes - union

Unions are warning that workers will be bullied into not seeking treatment for accidents, if the Government introduces a rating system for employers' Accident Compensation Corporation levies. Under the proposal, employers can qualify for a cut of up to 50 Keep Reading


Concern over hearing changes

ACC cuts would result in people with workplace hearing loss not getting treatment for their injuries, Age Concern says. ACC is proposing changes in which they would no longer cover the full cost of a hearing aid needed by someone who has lost their hearin Keep Reading


Maori health workers against sensitive claims pathways

The concerns of Maori health workers who are against the changes to ACC's sensitive claims pathways have been heard by an independent review committee. Keep Reading

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