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ACC criticised for "legalism"

ACC criticised for "legalism"
Article Type:
Comment & Analysis
Publication Date:
New Zealand

Recent research on the experience of ACC claimants has led Sir Geoffrey Palmer to summarise their stories as "a dismal picture of unfairness, lack of transparency, administrative obstacles to claims, a highly legalistic approach and the use of medical evidence to erect the 'barrier' of causation."

Stuff reports Sir Geoffrey citing Sir Owen Woodhouse's warning against "a drift to legalism" in his 1967 report.

"We are getting back to where we began, a lottery. The vision has been betrayed. It should be recovered and repaired."



People Mentioned:
Geoffrey Palmer; Owen Woodhouse
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