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2008: Elected MP for Papakura following electorate boundary changes.
National becomes the government and Collins becomes Minister of Police, Corrections and Veterans' Affairs.
Image 1 of 20: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 02: New National Party Social Affairs spokeswoman Judith Collins photographed in Parliament, Wellington New Zealand, Wednesday, February 02, 2005. (Photo by Ross Setford/Getty Images)
: Collins announces 600 extra frontline police and introduces legislation to crush the cars of boy racers.
2009: Oversees a nationwide rollout of tasers.
2010: Re-introduced private management into the prison system.
2011: Rises to fifth-ranked MP becoming the most powerful woman in Parliament.
Appointed Minister of Justice, Accident Compensation Corporation and Ethnic Affairs.
December 2012: Pans report by retired Canadian Supreme Court Judge Ian Binnie who backed compensation for David Bain. Leads to High Court action by Bain camp seeking a review of Collins' actions.
2013: Engages in twitter spat with Labour leader David Cunliffe after he calls her a trout.
March 2014: Accused of a conflict of interest after an overseas trip where she endorses milk produced by Oravida of which her husband is a director. Calls for her resgination but she escapes with apology.
August 2014: Dirty Politics released revealing Collins had passed private information about a public servant on to right-wing blogger Cameron Slater. Prime Minister places Collins on notice.
2014: Resigns from Cabinet today following email leaks alleging she had undermined the head of the Serious Fraud Office.