National proposes these among other changes. I trust that opposition to these measures will be limited. Or, at least, folks who complain about these changes ought to find that every other objection they might raise to anything at all will be severely discounted. The hopefully uncontroversial changes are:
- Reversing entitlements for willfully self-inflicted injury and suicide
- further restricting entitlements for criminals
- reversing income compensation extensions for non-earners
Again, this means that your injuries incurred while committing crimes or while attempting suicide led to compensation through ACC. It would be too perverse if criminals could have qualified for income compensation for on the job injuries. Surely it wasn't that bad. Was it? I mean, if they were paying ACC levies on their heist-based earnings, that would be different, but I rather suspect that they weren't.