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Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (the Inquiry)

On 13 November 2018 the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (the Inquiry) was announced by the Minister for EQC, the Hon. Dr Megan Woods. Dame Silvia Cartwright will lead the Inquiry.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry record that the Inquiry will investigate and report on the lessons that can be learned from:

“The application of the Commission’s operational practices and claims outcomes approaches, from the Canterbury earthquakes and subsequent events. It will make recommendations to improve EQC’s readiness to respond to future events.

The inquiry’s purpose is to ensure that lessons are learnt from these past experiences and the Commission has the appropriate policies and operating structures in place for improved operational practices in the future.”

The Inquiry will prepare a final report in accordance with the Terms of Reference and present it to the Governor-General. The final report with recommendations is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Whilst the Inquiry is underway EQC will not be commenting on the issues the Inquiry is covering in hearings or by other means.

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