10 Aug 2022

New report calls for a radical overhaul of ACC

From Nine To Noon, 9:15 am on 10 August 2022

A new report is calling for a radical overhaul of ACC, the no-fault system set up in 1974 covers people injured in accidents and can't work - but leaves out people who are unwell or disabled.

It's created a system of inconsistencies: get injured and you're covered - get cancer and you're on your own.

Warren Forster is a lawyer and researcher who has been working in the ACC sector for many years - his new report out today calls for all impairments to be covered and is the culmination of seven years of research - reflecting thousands of cases he's either been involved with or which have been shared with him by claimants.

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