Reassessing the Links with Health and the Welfare State

  • Susan St John


The author provides a summary of an Accident Compensation conference. Two main ACC themes are provided: the distinction between disability from accident and disability from illness, and the boundary between work and non-work injuries. The author reminds the reader of the social contract found in the original Woodhouse Report. She argues that she does not see the welfare state withering away – rather, the need for it, and its social insurance aspects, become even more crucial in light of new complex risks.


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ST JOHN, Susan. Reassessing the Links with Health and the Welfare State. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 4, p. 779-782, dec. 2004. ISSN 1171-042X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi: