August 12, 2022
Moxon blasts ACC for built in racism
A Māori health leader says the way the Accident Compensation Corporation dealt with a Hamilton man is an example of how institutional racism works.
Lady Tureti Moxon’s Te Kōhao Health has taken over the care of Michael Stewart, who has a 40-year history of being denied or not offered services by ACC despite a series of workplace injuries that have now left him almost immobile.
She says the current ministers are trying to fix the agency, but she doesn’t believe its fundamental culture has changed.
“The issue we have is when there is a change of Government everything changes and they go right back to business as usual, don’t worry about the racism, don’t worry about trying to deal with it or even acknowledge it’s there and don’t worry about power sharing because we don’t have to, it goes right back to that way of doing things that actually kept pakeha in the main at the top of the food chain,” Lady Moxon says.