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Posted on 10 May 2004

False Claims Ruin Lives

Posted on 22 Oct 2003
Sexual abuse claims must be investigated thoroughly said Heather Roy, ACT’s spokesman for ACC.

Jury Still Out On John Jury

Posted on 12 Jun 2003
ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy today called for ACC Minister Ruth Dyson to launch an inquiry into the case of 27-year tetraplegic John Jury, who is currently being cared for by his 11-year-old grandson.

ACC Changes Long Overdue

Posted on 26 May 2003
ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy today said that, while changes were needed in ACC’s assessment of medical misadventure, the faults with the system should have been addressed sooner.

Labour Raises Petrol Tax for Third Time

Posted on 08 Apr 2003
Legislation introduced to Parliament today will create the third unnecessary increase in petrol levies since Labour came to power, ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

The Letter

Posted on 10 Mar 2003
THE REAL ISSUE?
Why have electorate agents for list MPs? How do you take rules written for electorate MPs and apply them to a list MP whose electorate stretches from North Cape to Stewart Island? How do you apply rules written before fax machines were invented, to the cyber age? How parties operate electorate agents has always been different. Richard Prebble as an MP for Auckland Central used to help illiterate constituents fill out state house applications. ACT MPs do not get many requests for advice on social welfare emergency assistance but they do get asked for in-depth, quality information on, eg, the Land Transport Management bill. Richard Prebble has written an article for the Herald on the real issue.  See
http://www.act.org.nz/e-politics.

Labour Wraps Tax Rise For Christmas

Posted on 18 Dec 2002
Labour’s Christmas present to motorists is the news that petrol prices will rise to cover an increase in the ACC motor vehicle levy, ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

ACC Ball Flat In Government Court

Posted on 03 Dec 2002
The Government looks set, once again, to reject calls from employers to reduce ACC levies,” ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy said today.