Victoria University of Wellington Law Review
The papers published in this issue of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review are revised versions of papers presented at a symposium held by the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review on August 2-3, 2002 – "Looking back at Accident Compensation: Finding Lessons for the Future".
The object of the symposium was to study the evolution of ACC through a turbulent period of social, economic, political and international change. The impetus for the symposium came not only from a desire to provide a forum where presenters could look back at key policy choices as a subject of study in and of their own right but also as a basis for discussion of options for the future of the Accident Compensation system.
The symposium was organised around decades under the following headings: the 1960s – the Origins of ACC, the 1970s – Bringing ACC to life, the 1980s – Consolidation and Challenges and 1990s – Decade of Change. This format not only produced the papers that follow, but also a lively interchange amongst participants.
The Law Review would like to acknowledge the Accident Compensation, Fulbright New Zealand and Judge Ian Borrin without whose support the symposium would not have been the success that it was.