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Govt MPs challenged to admit they're wrong on ACC

Gerry Brownlee
Opposition ACC Spokesperson

31 January 2000

Govt MPs challenged to admit they're wrong on ACC

Labour and Alliance MPs are being called on to put a halt to the ACC reforms in the face of overwhelming evidence against the changes.

"At every turn the new Government is being told that its criticisms of competition and its plans for re-nationalisation of ACC fail to stack up.

"The select committee is being jammed with submissions from people and organisations worried about the changes and the effect on their businesses.

"An independent analysis by NZEIR released today hits the nail on the head completely.

"The report concludes employees have largely been the beneficiaries of the renewed focus on accident prevention and active case management. It also says the lower premiums are sustainable.

"The report warns the Government's ACC plans would undercut its ability to achieve its economic and social policy objectives.

"Is it worth it? Almost everyone is saying absolutely not.

"Government MPs should be listening to these concerns.

"What might have sounded like nice political rhetoric at election time is turning into a noose for the Government - and all New Zealanders would pay for through higher premiums and less safe workplaces.

"Stop the changes to ACC and just let workers reap the better conditions and businesses the benefits of lower costs."


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