The Labour Party will formally acknowledge the work of Sir Owen Woodhouse at a presentation at the Kirk Legacy Seminar to be held at Auckland Girls Grammar School on Saturday, November 3rd, announced Paul Chalmers, Labour Party Regional Reresentative.
At 96 years old, Sir Owen will be speaking at the event (having driven himself there!) and will be presented with a token of appreciation by the Leader of the Party, David Shearer and ACC spokesperson, Andrew Little.
"We are honoured to have Sir Owen at the Kirk Legacy Seminar.   "Norm Kirk ensured that when the scheme started under his government, it was true to Sir Owen's original proposal". said Andrew Little. "This a moment in time when we can reflect on the on both the contribution of both Kirk Government and one of its finest ahievements, ACC."
Sir Owen's second report recommended that New Zealand should end the disparities between the treatment of accident victims and those incapacitated by sickness or disease.  
The Kirk Legacy Seminar is being held to commemorate the achievements of the Kirk Government of 1972 - 1975.  Speakers include Bob Harvey and Hamish Keith, biographers Margaret Hayward and Dave Grant, commentator Colin James, Green MP Kennedy Graham, Labour MPs Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta, Historian Gerard Hill, and Rev Bob Scott and lecturer Mike Law, Panelists Bob Tizard, Judy McGregor and Chris Trotter.

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