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Women's Refuge Experience Supports ACC Competition

Women's Refuge Experience Supports ACC Competition

Friday 4th Feb 2000 Ken Shirley

Media Release

The experience of the National Council of Independent Women's Refuges highlights the foolishness of removing competition from workplace accident insurance, according to ACT deputy leader and Accident Insurance spokesman Ken Shirley.

"This organisation has advised the select committee studying the Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill that under the ACC monopoly they were categorised with a risk factor exceeding that of prison officers, police officers and armed service people in active combat," Mr Shirley said.

"Under the competitive model operating since last July, Womens Refuges have collectively reduced their accident insurance premium from $3.80 per $100 of payroll to $1.50.

"These results have meant that an additional $100,000 is available to support battered women and children's programmes.

"Under the state monopoly the Council of Independent Womens Refuges had persistently argued with ACC to better align their classification with the true risk factor, without success. However the competitive market delivered these savings immediately," Mr Shirley said.

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