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Lobby Group Election Limits Set To Be Battleground

Lobby Group Election Limits Set To Be Battleground
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Changes could be made to the Government's proposed election finance rules if political parties could agree on the them, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Reform Proposals Already Meeting Opposition

Reform Proposals Already Meeting Opposition
Wellington, Sept 29 NZPA - The Government's proposed changes to electoral law have been met with opposition from Labour and the Green Party. Justice Minister Simon Power yesterday released proposals aimed at getting consensus on electoral law.

Govt Should Change Donation Disclosure Regime Says Labour

Govt Should Change Donation Disclosure Regime Says Labour
Wellington, Sept 29 NZPA - The Government is happy to consult on electoral reform only in areas where it suits the National Party, Labour's electoral reform spokesman David Parker says.

Govt Proposed Lifting Election Campaign Spending Limits

Govt Proposed Lifting Election Campaign Spending Limits
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - The Government is considering a 25 percent increase to the limit on election campaign spending as part of electoral finance law reforms. Justice Minister Simon Power today released proposals aimed at getting consensus on electoral law.

Electoral Agencies To Be Combined, Further Reforms Proposed

Electoral Agencies To Be Combined, Further Reforms Proposed
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - The Government has released its proposed reform of electoral law and says the various electoral agencies will be amalgamated into one overarching commission.

Four Main By-Election Candidates Couldn't Vote In It

Four Main By-Election Candidates Couldn't Vote In It
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Auckland, June 14 NZPA - Yesterday's by-election in Mt Albert had one quirky feature -- none of the four main candidates could vote in it, but the former MP who held it and who now lives overseas could.

Key `Not Completely Closed' To Idea Of State Funding

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he isn't "completely closed" to the idea of state funding for political parties although it would be a big step to take.

David Henry Appointed To Run Electoral Commission For One Year

David Henry Appointed To Run Electoral Commission For One Year
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The man who used to run New Zealand's elections, David Henry, has been appointed as the Electoral Commission's chief executive, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Govt Outlines Process For Electoral Finance Reform

Govt Outlines Process For Electoral Finance Reform
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - The process to reform electoral finance law was outlined by Justice Minister Simon Power today.

NZ First Election Spending Figures Released

NZ First Election Spending Figures Released
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - After failing the first time, New Zealand First has managed to correctly file expenses for its 2008 election campaign. Leader Winston Peters spent plenty of time last year defending his party's poor record in complying with electoral law.

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