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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


Foreign Affairs

Environment and Energy

Employment and Workplace Relations


Consumer Affairs


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South Australia

Government's proposed changes to Australian Citizenship Act 2007 defeated

Lexology - October 20, 2017

... vote on the associated Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 expired and Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team refused to support the changes.and more »

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Rejoice as fee hikes at Oz unis look pretty unlikely now

Study International News - October 20, 2017

Hailed as “a victory for common sense”, the Australian senate has rejected the government's bid to get students to pay more for their higher education starting from next year. The opposition, joined by other minor parties in the Senate, refused to pass ...

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University reforms shelved for third time

The Australian - October 19, 2017

“We are appalled that the troika of Labor, Greens and Xenophon parties are unwilling to make even modest reductions in the rate of spending growth, which under our reforms would still have increased university funding by 23 per cent over the next four ...and more »

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Xenophon demands Crown Casino inquiry | Neos Kosmos

Neos Kosmos - October 20, 2017

Claims of misconduct at Melbourne's Crown Casino warrant an urgent Senate inquiry, says independent senator Nick Xenophon.and more »

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I'll still have a say in Canberra: Xenophon

The Australian - October 20, 2017

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has declared he will still have an influence in Canberra despite leaving federal politics to run in South Australia. Senator Xenophon said the growth of his SA Best party in the federal parliament means his agenda will ...and more »

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Push for Senate probe into Crown casino

Echonetdaily - October 20, 2017

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon and the Greens have indicated they will table a request in November for an independent inquiry. Mr Wilkie said he had written to the Australian Federal Police and also wanted a criminal investigation. Crown strongly ...and more »

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Saturday marks I Choose SA Day — a time to back local products and businesses

The Advertiser - October 20, 2017

Brand South Australia chief executive Karen Raffen said I Choose SA Day helped educate the community on the positive impact they can have on the local economy. “We're excited to bring I Choose SA day back for a second year,” she said. “South ...and more »

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No tears as Holden has its last hurrah at Elizabeth plant

NEWS.com.au - October 20, 2017

The company, which will continue to bolt its badge to imported cars, insists it will go on as a great Australian business, but the punters don't quite see it that way. For them, the Australian car is gone and they wanted to give it an Aussie send-off ...and more »

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Last Holden rolls out: Australia's car making industry is officially dead

Yahoo7 News - October 20, 2017

The workers were promised a leaving party to remember and that's exactly what they got with one of South Australia's icons, Jimmy Barnes, helping farewell another with a swansong gig to savour. And hundreds of Holden fanatics turned out in their droves ...and more »

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