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Simon Power
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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
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. 227 views

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
3:58PM
Minister appoints 23 Visiting Justices Justice Minister Simon Power today announced the appointment of 23 Visiting Justices. 538 views

Thursday, 3 November 2011
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. 153 views

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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. 279 views

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
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. 166 views

Thursday, 13 October 2011
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. 181 views

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. 145 views

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. 161 views

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. 134 views

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. 149 views

Wednesday, 12 October 2011
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. 149 views

Friday, 7 October 2011
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. 198 views

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. 176 views

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. 139 views

Wednesday, 5 October 2011
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. 170 views

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. 132 views

Tuesday, 4 October 2011
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. 126 views

Monday, 3 October 2011
2:24PM
Manukau third city to benefit from court video links 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. 179 views

Wednesday, 21 September 2011
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. 116 views

Tuesday, 20 September 2011
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. 140 views

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. 159 views

Friday, 16 September 2011
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. 166 views

Thursday, 15 September 2011
9:55PM
Parliament passes bill to protect children from abuse Parliament today passed a bill that further protects vulnerable children from abuse and neglect. 150 views

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. 140 views

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. 198 views

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
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. 258 views

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. 140 views

Thursday, 8 September 2011
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. 166 views

Monday, 5 September 2011
5:35PM
Ministers praise Christchurch court staff 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. 170 views

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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. 195 views



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