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    Senator for South Australia

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I believe the most important part of my job is speaking up for people who might not otherwise have a voice. I guess how I feel about what I do is summed up in the last line of my first speech in the Senate:

I would rather go down fighting, than still be standing because I stayed silent.

My Portfolios

Attorney General

Transport and Infrastructure

Trade and Investment

Industry, Science and Innovation

Gambling

Foreign Affairs

Environment and Energy

Employment and Workplace Relations

Defence

Consumer Affairs

Treasury/Finance

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South Australia

Nick Xenophon urges Budget bank levy to be extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Xenophon backs tax on foreign banks

The West Australian - May 21, 2017

Key crossbencher Nick Xenophon wants Labor to side with him and get the government's bank levy extended to foreign banks as well as the five biggest Australian institutions. The South Australian senator, who leads the Nick Xenophon Team's Senate trio, ...and more »

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Press 1 for Canberra's bank levy excuses

The Australian - May 22, 2017

Now, as the Labor Party and the Nick Xenophon Team push to broaden the tax's application to foreign banks, it's to encourage domestic competition. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told ABC Radio this morning that there was no plan to include foreign ...and more »

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Minister criticises 'dopey' drug cheat ad

9news.com.au - May 25, 2017

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon referred the ad to ACMA, and raised the issue during a Senate hearing in Canberra on Thursday. Minister Mitch Fifield agreed it shouldn't be on air, and described the ad, which pokes fun at performance-enhancing drugs, ...

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Mr X wants Budget levy extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Big banks dodge ratings cut, despite risk of 'sharp correction'

The Sydney Morning Herald - May 22, 2017

Nick Xenophon backs bank tax. Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has made his support for the government's new bank levy conditional on the tax applying to foreign banks. S&P on Monday pointed to the risk of a "sharp correction" in house prices as it ...and more »

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'Barely a coffee': Treasurer's tiny ESL decrease

The Advertiser - May 25, 2017

Opposition treasury spokesman Rob Lucas said the decrease was “an insult to struggling South Australian families”. “Tom Koutsantonis mugged South Australian families three years ago and now he's throwing them a couple of coins towards a cup of coffee,” ...and more »

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SA budget: Emergency Services Levy decrease of $3 ridiculed by Opposition

ABC Online - May 25, 2017

"South Australian families are really doing it tough. They need this money back in their pockets." SA Liberal Media has since ridiculed the slight decrease in a series of tweets and questioned whether the Government was "serious?" "He's ripped hundreds ...and more »

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John Howard blames green-friendly states for energy crisis threat

Herald Sun - May 25, 2017

“The prohibitions that have been put on gas exploration in Victoria and South Australia, and the way in which coal seam gas exploration and exploitation in New South Wales and other parts of the country have been imposed — I think we have really, ...and more »

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