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Millions saved on Police ACC bill

Brian Neeson
Opposition Police Spokesperson

14 February 2000

Millions saved on Police ACC bill

The Government’s ACC changes will lump big costs on the country’s police force, Opposition Police spokesperson Brian Neeson revealed today.

“Police are saving millions of dollars from their ACC bills.

“The Police were charged $9.654million in ACC costs in the year ended June 1999. That compares with the $2.497 million in the seven months to January.
The Police themselves say they will make significant savings in the current financial year.

“Police seem to be on track to save about $5million this year in ACC costs. That money would pay for about another 50 police on the beat.

“The Government has scrapped the Commission of Inquiry into the INCIS computer failure to save money.

“It doesn’t add up that the Government won’t let the Police keep saving money from their ACC bills.”

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