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`We Won't Privatise ACC' Says Key After Chairman Is Sacked

`We Won't Privatise ACC' Says Key After Chairman Is Sacked
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has given an assurance ACC won't be privatised and says the sacking of its chairman wasn't politically motivated.

Axes Falls On ACC Chairman

Axes Falls On ACC Chairman
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The axe has fallen on ACC chairman Ross Wilson. ACC Minister Nick Smith has announced the appointment of former Ernst & Young chief executive John Judge as the new chair of the board of ACC.

PM Confirms ACC Board Sackings

PM Confirms ACC Board Sackings
Wellington, March 8 NZPA - ACC board members who no longer have their minister's confidence have been told they will be sacked, Prime Minister John Key said this morning.

Axe About To Swing On ACC Board

Axe About To Swing On ACC Board
Wellington, March 8 NZPA - The Government is preparing to lower the axe on the ACC board, possibly as early as tomorrow.

Peter Wilson: No More Labour-Lite

During the election campaign it might have been difficult to tell the difference between National and Labour, but it isn't now.

Throughout last year, National under John Key carefully removed from the agenda issues which Labour could use to its advantage.

Chris Ford: ACC Scaremongering Shows Nats Ready To Privatise

In the last week, it has been revealed that the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) non-earners account is in deficit to the tune of $1.4 billion. This figure is projected out over a four year period and comes in the midst of the worst recession in recent memory.

ACC Claimants Will Not Lose Current Compensation Says Smith

ACC Claimants Will Not Lose Current Compensation Says Smith
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Those currently receiving compensation and treatment from ACC will not have their entitlements retrospectively taken from them, ACC Minister Nick Smith said today.

Minister Wants NZ Carbon Scheme `Harmonised' With Aust Efforts

Minister Wants NZ Carbon Scheme `Harmonised' With Aust Efforts
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says changes to the Government's emissions trading scheme (ETS) may be necessary to prevent an exodus of industry across the Tasman.

Physios Defend Role As Minister Eyes ACC Cutbacks

Physios Defend Role As Minister Eyes ACC Cutbacks
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Funding physiotherapy for injured people saves money, says the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists.

Kiwis Will Need Private Accident Insurance, Labour Warns

Kiwis Will Need Private Accident Insurance, Labour Warns
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Labour is warning that people will be forced to take out private accident insurance if the Government slashes ACC cover.

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