“This $4.8 billion loss for the 2008/09 year comes on top of a $2.4 billion loss for the year before and shows the ACC scheme is financially unsustainable,” Dr Smith says.
“The Government’s major concern is the growing gap between ACC’s assets and liabilities. It comes as no surprise that ACC’s investment returns have been lower through the recession and we are quite confident these will recover. The grave concern is the huge growth in the outstanding claims liabilities from $9.4 billion to $23.8 billion in just four years.
What a lovely Xmas present the last Government left behind for us.