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Palmer, Geoffrey Winston Russell

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Identifier: palg


  • Creation: 1900-1990

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Biographical/Historical note

Palmer, Geoffrey Winston Russell

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BA, LLB (Victoria), JD (Chicago)

Political Science and Public Administration: lecturer, 1968-69

English and NZ Law: Professor, 1974; Resigned, 1979; Reappointed, 1991.

Also M.P. for Christchurch Central from 1979.

Records chiefly to do with ACC work.

Geoffrey Palmer was retained by the Department of Labour in 1969 to draft the commentary on the Accident Compensation scheme which was proposed by Sir Owen (then Mr Justice) Woodhouse in his 1967 report. Palmer researched both the original legislation and the 1974 amendments, and acted as principal assistant to the Woodhouse Inquiry in Australia, from 1972 to 1974, when the Whitlam Labour government attempted to establish a similar scheme.


760 linear_centimeters

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J C Beaglehole Room - archives and manuscripts
Edited Full Draft
Nicola Frean
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Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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