16 May 2019

Govt expands support for Christchurch attacks victims

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 16 May 2019

The government is expanding support for people hurt and traumatised by the March 15 terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch. Strict ACC rules have been stopping many survivors from getting help. By the end of April, 85 people had made claims for mental injuries. Thirty-five of them were declined, and decisions are pending on another 25. Dr Megan Woods is liaising with the Muslim community in Christchurch on behalf of the government.