Victims advocate: ACC needs independent review and huge reforms fast

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 9:18AM
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Victims advocate: ACC needs independent review and huge reforms fast

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 9:18AM

ACC is being told it needs to urgently change how it operates. 

It's been sent an open letter from the Green party and 27 other organisations. 

It comes after it was revealed more than a dozen employees were sharing and mocking people's injury details on a Snapchat group.  

It also outlines huge work backlog issues and client battles. 

It cites major privacy breaches, massive workloads and long-standing client battles.  

Victims' advocate Ruth Money told Kate Hawkesby until now concerns have fallen on deaf ears. 

She says the media has been trying to shine a light on it for years. 

“Finally, we’re getting a bit of traction but, it’s too little too late. Hopefully it’s the pressure that makes the diamond.”  

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