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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 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

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