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Angry ACC Protesters Return

Angry ACC Protesters Return
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff used an ACC protest today to warn Australian-owned insurance companies against investing in the scheme here should it become opened for privatisation.

Survey Dispels Anecdotes About Uninsured Drivers

Survey Dispels Anecdotes About Uninsured Drivers
Wellington, Jan 9 NZPA - The insurance industry, which stands to benefit if compulsory third party insurance is introduced in New Zealand, is not disputing findings of a new survey that the problem of uninsured drivers on the roads is not as big as anecdotes suggest.

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Accident Compensation Corporation board chairman John Judge today rejected an allegation he had acted politically over ACC levy proposals.

ACC Proposals An Attack On Elderly -- Hearing Advocate

Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Government proposals to slash ACC payments for hearing loss are an attack on the elderly, an advocate for the deaf says.

ACC Crisis Made Up To Hike Fees - CTU

ACC Crisis Made Up To Hike Fees - CTU
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - The Government has manufactured a crisis in ACC to justify large levy hikes and set the ground for a disastrous move to privatisation, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Helen Kelly told MPs today.

Public Will Have A Say On ACC Changes

Public Will Have A Say On ACC Changes
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - The public will get a chance to have a say on the Government's changes to ACC when a parliamentary committee calls for submissions on the bill.

Insurance Companies Could Have Helped Nats' Campaign - Parker

Insurance Companies Could Have Helped Nats' Campaign - Parker
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Insurance companies which stood to gain from the privatisation of ACC could have made donations to National's election campaign and no one would ever know, Labour MP David Parker said in Parliament today.

ACC Bill Passes First Reading

ACC  Bill Passes First Reading
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - The Government's ACC bill passed its first reading in Parliament today after a tense debate and opposition claims that the scheme would eventually be replaced by private accident insurance.

Peter Wilson: Labour Goes To War Over ACC

Peter Wilson: Labour Goes To War Over ACC
Here we go again. Tribal warfare over ACC. Labour does it better than National. Rouse the masses under the banner of "fight privatisation" and warn of dire consequences.

Labour Vows `Tooth And Nail' Fight Over ACC

Labour Vows `Tooth And Nail' Fight Over ACC
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - The Government's clear intention to open ACC to private competition has driven a wedge between trade unions and the business sector.

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