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Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill (90-2) Reports of committee and submissions

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:17 AM

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/SC/Docum...ompensation.htm
The report:
http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/D8BD...tationandCo.pdf
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:31 AM

Obviously if the bill has changed the ACC act to allow the ACC to rehabilitate a person of a higher earnings capacity into a lower paying job the ACC would not be a legally entitled to Levy the higher earnings as that would be a fraudulent insurance policy.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

These amendments include reversing changes made in 2008 to:

cover for work-related gradual process, disease, or infection,

weekly compensation entitlements,

vocational independence requirements,

and disentitlement provisions.

New proposals are also included, such as a threshold for
cover for hearing loss.

We received and considered 133 submissions from interested groups and individuals,
of which 47 were heard orally.


Yeah but the 'majority' didn't listen to them at all did you???? The labour and Greens minority seems to have had their ears on though. This should make the march extremely interesting..........
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

It makes me hot under the collar every time I read about ACC shenanigans. Have 2 back down & get a handle on the temper & hope that there WILL be justice.

Talking to a claimant today. Seems ACC's paid rheumatologist blames her mobility probs on weight gain and ageing instead of the iatrogenic arthritis which caused the initial limited mobility and consequent obesity. By blaming the outcomes of disability (such as the obesity and ageing) for the ongoing problems (and not the cause), it is therefore not ACC's responsibility! A few grand from ACC can buy them the biased reports needed to deny cover.

Good on you for keeping up the good work in the face of such adversity!

BTW: How would I find out how much those ACC favoured specialists are paid for each assessment?

 fairgo, on Feb 12 2010, 01:56 PM, said:

These amendments include reversing changes made in 2008 to:

cover for work-related gradual process, disease, or infection,

weekly compensation entitlements,

vocational independence requirements,

and disentitlement provisions.

New proposals are also included, such as a threshold for
cover for hearing loss.

We received and considered 133 submissions from interested groups and individuals,
of which 47 were heard orally.


Yeah but the 'majority' didn't listen to them at all did you???? The labour and Greens minority seems to have had their ears on though. This should make the march extremely interesting..........

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:04 PM

 Huggy, on Feb 12 2010, 02:44 PM, said:

MOE to find out how much they are being paid is as simple as putting in a request in accordance with the Official Information Act.

Du Plessis who saw me may last year for just over an hour was paid $6741 for his report. Data I recieved from ACC shows he has earned on average of $8000 per week for 8 months of last year, this is on top of his earnings as a full time consultant for the ODHB. According to ACC the average paid for each report is 2k now we here from someone on the forum that Du Plessis will be in Nelson to see 20 claimants. Do the sums :)

MOE will you be heading to the protest on the 16th???????

MOE if u PM me your email addy I can send you a template on what to ask for :)


$6741? This makes me so hot under the collar again.

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Data I recieved from ACC shows he has earned on average of $8000 per week for 8 months of last year, this is on top of his earnings as a full time consultant for the ODHB.
Can't wait to tell the media of the amounts paid to ACC's favourable assessors.

I'd LOVE to protest. Heck I'd LOVE to visit Nelson! I'm in the Kaipara so if there's a group heading down, please let us know. I get $305 a week so perhaps we can share travel costs?
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:55 PM

Never heard of Kaipara :)

When protesting I was referring to the rally on the 16th Feb at Wellington.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:09 PM

 Huggy, on Feb 12 2010, 03:55 PM, said:

Never heard of Kaipara :)

When protesting I was referring to the rally on the 16th Feb at Wellington.
Yes, I was asking if anyone from these parts or Jaffaland was going down in a group so we could share the ride and costs.
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It's about an hour north of Auckland half way between Jaffaland and Whangarei, including Wellsford and Kaiwaka districts. Hellensville is South Kaipara. http://en.wikipedia....Kaipara_Harbour

Will be in Auckland for The Get it On! Big Gay Out is from midday to 7.00pm on Sunday, 14 February 2010 at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, this weekend. Hoping to get a ride to the protest, maybe pick up a few extra protestors to join. http://bs-ba.faceboo...id=168019983841
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Submissions have been posted on the Parlament web site.
http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/SC/Docum...earch=384640615
or
http://www.parliamen...ments/Evidence/
keyword - injury
Select committee - Transport and Industrial Relations Committee
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:08 PM

Thanks concerned for posting that.

Do yo know what the outcome was.??

Was it the change in laws that have just taken place in the past month or so??

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

 MINI, on May 25 2010, 03:08 PM, said:

Thanks concerned for posting that.

Do yo know what the outcome was.??

Was it the change in laws that have just taken place in the past month or so??

Mini

I think the bill was passed in the form reported by the select committee
http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/D8BD...tationandCo.pdf
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/...DLM2417504.html
Some changes happened the day after the date of assent 2 March 2010. Others will happen on 1 July 2010.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:27 PM

Concerned

Thanks for that

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