EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for Christchurch
EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for
The European Union is following
with great concern the tragedy of Canterbury's latest great
The New Zealand authorities have been informed
that the European Union civil protection mechanism is
available in case of need, as it was when the first
earthquake struck the region in September 2010.
thoughts are with the people of Canterbury once again in
their hour of
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Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy.
In its original incarnation in the early 1970s, ACC had been a globally innovative “no fault” scheme whereby accident victims surrendered their right to sue those responsible – on the understanding that they would receive compensation at a level that, as Woodhouse famously stated, would be sufficient to enable accident victims to fully participate in social life... More>>