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Money, morals and the NZ RTW Monitor

Dr Mary Wyatt

Supporters say NZ's workers' comp system promotes social justice. Detractors say it is financially unviable. What do the stats suggest?

According to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers' report of 2008, "New Zealand's Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme is the only system in the world that provides universal, 24-hour coverage for all accidental physical injuries. ACC was a groundbreaking world leader at its inception and remains today highly regarded by many experts in the field of accident compensation."  However in the ACC's statement of intent ...

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