EYE WITNESS NEWS. 01/12/1989
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News and Current Affairs.
Accident compensation changed from full compensation to a subsidies scheme today. While in many cases the maximum ACC payments for services will meet all medical costs, some victims will have to dig into their pockets. Victims also face a mountain of paper work if they want compensation. Health professionals say the disadvantaged will be rural people and those who can least afford it. Speakers: Dr Lewis King (NZ Medical Association), Michael Lamont (Private Physiotherapists Assn), Harold and Loris Knowles (Accident Patients), Jeff Chapman (Accident Compensation Corporation).
A report and interview about Queensland state elections being held tomorrow. Speaker: Spencer Jolly (Channel Nine).
World AIDS Day was commemorated in New Zealand tonight with rallies all over the country. Speakers: Darren Horn, Bev Jelicich, Dr Mike Pohl (GP).
Coup attempt in Philippines.
Wilkins and Davies, one of New Zealand’s biggest construction and development companies, has gone into receivership.
Kerry Packer and Channel 9.
Watersiders at Tauranga are optimistic of an early settlement in their port dispute. A settlement would make farmers happy; some of them are so angry about the dispute they’ve been threatening to throw the wharfies into the sea.
Banker killed by a bomb in Frankfurt.
Sir Edmund Hillary is getting married. Speakers: Sir Edmund Hillary, June Mulgrew (Bride).