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Independent Commissioner for ACC Oversight

Independent Commissioner for ACC Oversight

The Physiotherapy Trust New Zealand supports an Independent Commissioner for ACC oversight.

If the case history of ACC is considered it is clear since the inception of ACC, when it was regarded as world class and was overseen by three Commissioners, there has subsequently been trust issues arise between the corporation and the public as independence has been displaced with internal management.

ACC being self-governing with only Ministerial oversight has proven to be a graveyard for many of The ACC Ministers and almost for ACC. This situation is not healthy for the individuals, ACC or New Zealand. ACC should be example setting for every New Zealand business.

The Goddard Inquiry into Physiotherapy and ACC recommended the appointment of an Independent Commissioner. This was side-lined with no explanation.

With a fresh government and the need to also refresh New Zealand, The Physiotherapy Trust New Zealand urge that an Independent Commissioner be part of the resurrection of rehabilitation and help prevent continual questioning of ACC’s primary interests and structures.

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