Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


ACC Renegotiated Useless Scheme Within the Last Month

MEDIA RELEASE

ACC Renegotiated Useless Scheme Within the Last Month

15 JANUARY 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Despite reports that ACC’s health and safety training programme provided by Business NZ and the CTU won't be continued, ACC has resigned with the service providers since providing the Taxpayers’ Union material which shows it’s a complete waste of money.

The contracts released by ACC to the Taxpayers’ Union in December record an ending date of 31 December 2013. Despite an ACC spokesperson telling media yesterday that ACC decided late last year to can the programme, the Taxpayers’ Union learned today that the contracts have been extended until 31 December 2014

“ACC’s known since 2008 that the training programme is a waste of money, but has rolled-over the contracts within the last month."

“Despite the clear evidence of failure, ACC only changed its tune since the Taxpayers' Union publicly exposed the rort yesterday.”

“It’s not the Taxpayers’ Union who labelled the training scheme a waste of money, it’s ACC’s own experts. They should scrap it immediately and not wait for the new contracts to expire.”

The Taxpayers’ Union is also backing the Minister for ACC’s reported comments that Business NZ and the CTU should pay the wasted money back to ACC.

“With such clear evidence that the money did little if anything to improve workplace safety, we think Business NZ and the CTU are morally obliged to stop wasting this money and compensate ACC levy payers,” concludes Mr Williams.

ENDS 

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mt Albert: Ardern Wins

Jacinda Ardern’s victory in the Mt Albert by-election shows Labour is winning and is ready to fight on what matters most to New Zealanders, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“I congratulate Jacinda on becoming the new MP for Mt Albert. She’ll represent her constituents with the kind of energy and dedication she’s already shown in her eight years as a list MP...

“With Jacinda now confirmed in Mt Albert Labour will welcome a new list MP who is likely to be Raymond Huo." More>>

 

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:


22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news