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Accident Compensation (Maternal Birth Injury and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Introduced on Nov 30. The Bill brings maternal birth injuries under ACC cover. It also makes 5 additional policy changes and 7 technical changes. Among the policy changes are restoring the more claimant-friendly test for work-related gradual process, disease, or infection cover, reducing the threshold for injury-related hearing loss cover from 6% to 5% and increasing the size of the ACC Board. First reading on Dec 14 supported by all parties and referred to the Education and Workforce Committee. Reported back on June 28 with amendments including the extension of  the definition of birth industries. Second reading on July 27 with all parties in favour. Committee stage completed on Sept 22.

 

Accident Compensation (Maternal Birth Injury and Other Matters) Amendment Bill