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Simon Power

Politics
New Zealand

Member since: 10 January 2008
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Simon Power has been the Member of Parliament for Rangitikei since 1999. Since entering Parliament, Simon's primary focus has been on representing his constituents in the Rangitikei electorate. Caucus Responsibilities Spokesman for Justice Spokesman for Corrections Spokesman for Commerce Select Committees Law and Order Commerce Privileges (Chair) simon.power@national.org.nz www.national.org.nz




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Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Legal 4:02PM
Canadian judge to assess Bain's claim for compensation

A retired Canadian Supreme Court Judge has been appointed to assess David Bain’s claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Court 3:58PM
Minister appoints 23 Visiting Justices

Justice Minister Simon Power today announced the appointment of 23 Visiting Justices.

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
News 9:34PM
Mrs Hubbard removed from statutory management

Mrs Margaret Jane Hubbard has been removed from statutory management, effective from 5pm on 13 November 2011.

299 views

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Corrections 12:25PM
Bail laws to be strengthened to protect public safety

The Government is to make a series of changes to bail laws to improve public safety.

538 views

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Alcohol 3:02PM
Thousands to benefit from additional $10m for alcohol, drug treatment

A $10 million investment package to reduce harm from alcohol and drug abuse has been announced by Justice Minister Simon Power and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Aviation 4:21PM
New rule strengthens safeguards for adventure aviation industry

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has signed a rule aimed at improving safety in the commercial adventure aviation industry.

314 views

Business 4:20PM
Bill introduced to deter hard-core cartel behaviour

A bill that introduces criminal sanctions to deter hard-core cartel behaviour was introduced to Parliament today by Commerce Minister Simon Power.

286 views

Disability 4:17PM
Bill to establish full-time Disability Rights Commissioner introduced

A bill to establish a full-time Disability Rights Commissioner who will promote and protect the rights of disabled people was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

345 views

Crime 4:16PM
Another bill to put victims of crime first

A bill that re-directs to victims of crime all compensation paid to prisoners was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

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Business 4:14PM
Bill introduced to tighten rules around companies

A bill that tightens rules around company directors and company registration was introduced to Parliament today by Commerce Minister Simon Power.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Business 2:57PM
Once-in-a-generation re-write of securities law introduced

A bill which overhauls securities law to improve financial market conduct and restore investor confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets was introduced to Parliament today by Commerce Minister Simon Power.

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Friday, 7 October 2011
Government 9:50PM
49th Parliament passes 293 Government bills

The 49th Parliament passed 293 Government bills, the Acting Leader of the House, Simon Power, said today.

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Government 2:22PM
Minister pleased with progress following legal aid report

The Government is satisfied with steps taken by the Law Society to address concerns about the quality of legal aid providers and is not planning to appoint an independent regulator for the profession, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

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Government 1:41PM
Government increases powers to crack down on counterfeit goods

Commerce Minister Simon Power and Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today welcomed new powers to help crack down on people who import and sell counterfeit goods.

281 views

Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Government 1:42PM
Alternative court processes for child witnesses

Cabinet has approved an inquisitorial-style package of reforms that will dramatically improve the way child witnesses are treated in the criminal justice system, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

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Crime 2:00AM
Unanimous support for bill to enhance victims' rights

Justice Minister Simon Power tonight (October 4, 2011) welcomed Parliament’s unanimous support for the first reading of a bill to overhaul victims’ rights.

272 views

Tuesday, 4 October 2011
News 5:40PM
Biggest reform of criminal procedure in 50 years passes

Justice Minister Simon Power today welcomed Parliament’s passage of the omnibus Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill which is a milestone in efforts to put the right to a timely trial back at the heart of the criminal justice system.

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Monday, 3 October 2011
Technology 2:24PM
Manukau third city to benefit from court video links

MANUKAU CITY — An audio-visual link between Manukau District Court and Mt Eden Corrections Facility went live today, Justice Minister Simon Power and Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Government 5:30PM
NZ ratifies treaties on rights of child, peacekeeping

New Zealand has ratified two treaties at the United Nations – one criminalises serious violation of children's rights, the other criminalises attacks on UN peace-builders.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
News 6:19PM
Schedule of MPs' valedictories

The Acting Leader of the House, Simon Power, advises that Parliament’s Business Committee has agreed to the following schedule for MPs’ retiring from Parliament to present their valedictory statements.

267 views

Court 3:06PM
Public feedback sought on Family Court review

Justice Minister Simon Power is calling for public feedback on a discussion document into the Government’s ground-up review of the Family Court.

292 views

Friday, 16 September 2011
News 6:41PM
Minister to attend United Nations General Assembly

Justice Minister Simon Power will lead the New Zealand delegation to the opening week of the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Crime 9:55PM
Parliament passes bill to protect children from abuse

Parliament today passed a bill that further protects vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

304 views

Crime 9:53PM
Government secures wide support for criminal procedure bill

The Government has secured broad-based support for the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill, and intends to pass it before the election, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

276 views

Crime 9:45PM
Final phase of DNA to come into force in December

Justice Minister Simon Power today announced that the final stage of DNA expansion, under the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009, will take effect from 5 December.

384 views

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Finance 4:36PM
Simplified financial reporting proposed for SMEs, charities

Commerce Minister Simon Power today announced proposals to simplify the financial reporting framework for small and medium-sized businesses and registered charities.

435 views

News 12:43PM
Bill to protect children from abuse one step closer

Justice Minister Simon Power welcomed the passing last night of the second reading of a bill to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

318 views

Thursday, 8 September 2011
Business 6:42PM
Trade mark changes good for business, consumers

Commerce Minister Simon Power today welcomed the unanimous passing of legislation that cuts compliance costs for businesses while cracking down on people who import and sell counterfeit goods.

302 views

Monday, 5 September 2011
Court 5:35PM
Ministers praise Christchurch court staff

CHRISTCHURCH — Justice Minister Simon Power and Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today visited the Nga Hau e Wha Marae in Bromley, which is being used as a temporary courthouse following the Canterbury earthquakes.

316 views

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Business 6:21PM
Regulations to improve supervision regime for trustees

Cabinet has approved regulations to support the licensing regime for trustees and statutory supervisors, Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

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