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Convicted killer shouldn’t get ACC

Pansy Wong MP
National Party ACC Spokeswoman

8 January 2007

Convicted killer shouldn’t get ACC

The public needs an assurance that convicted killer Graeme Burton will not receive compensation from ACC, says National’s ACC spokeswoman, Pansy Wong.

Burton has had his leg amputated following an armed standoff in which he allegedly killed a father of two.

“It is atrocious to think that someone who was injured while committing appalling and illegal acts should be eligible for compensation.

“Under ACC legislation, the Corporation can apply to the District Court to stop a previously imprisoned offender from receiving compensation.

“This is what needs to happen.

“Minister Dyson should give an absolute assurance that this criminal will not receive compensation.”

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