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Come Clean On Upcoming ACC Levy Rises

S28 June 2002

Minister Needs To Come Clean On Upcoming ACC Levy Rises

"If a state-owned monopoly for accident insurance is so superior then why did ACC report a $313 million deficit in its first full year of operation after being renationalised," says National's Accident Insurance spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

Mr Brownlee says instead of scare mongering and repeating union-sponsored half truths about National's policy to re-open competition in the accident insurance market, Lianne Dalziel should come clean on how much ACC levies are likely rise this year to pay for this ballooning deficit.

"It appears that the ACC Minister and her union cronies myopic ideology is preventing workers and employers from choice and attaining the best possible deal in accident insurance, compensation and rehabilitation," Mr Brownlee said.

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