March 05, 2020
Maori probe ACC strategy
The Accident Compensation Corporation's treatment of Maori clients will come under the spotlight at a hui in Auckland today.
Willie Jackson, who has associate ministerial responsibility for the kaupapa Maori aspects of ACC, says there has been a lot of criticism about Maori not being able to access their rights when they have an accident.
He says its Maori strategy could be improved by input from the iwi and community organisations who have been invited to the hui at Nga Whare Waatea.
"How do you access your rights? How do you get support? When does rehabilitation kick in. When can they expect resourcing? What sort of resourcing or funding can they expect. These are big questions for a lot of our people and so I hope we can drill down and get some answers on Friday and then set a strategy for the coming years," Mr Jackson says.
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