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Victoria University of Wellington Law Review. Volume 23, Issue 3 (1993), p. 25-44.


New Zealand has had a comprehensive accident compensation scheme since 1974. In 1992 substantial alterations were made to the scheme. Professor Ison, one of the world's most respected authorities on the subject, is critical of both the changes and the process by which those changes were determined. Among other things, he notes the disincentives to rehabilitation, the major drawbacks in experience rating, and the revival of adversarial processes. The article is a revision of a staff seminar that was presented at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University on 16 March 1993 while the author was a visiting professor.

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