Kōrero: Victims of crime

ACC cuts protest

ACC cuts protest

Cuts to Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) counselling for victims of sexual abuse sparked protests in 2009, including this Auckland rally. The changes meant sexual abuse victims had to be diagnosed with a mental injury caused by the abuse before they could qualify for counselling. Proving such a link was particularly difficult for people who had suffered abuse in the distant past.

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Flickr: John Darroch's photostream
Photograph by John Darroch

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Victims of crime - Ongoing issues for victims', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26856/acc-cuts-protest (accessed 23 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018