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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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Nick Xenophon Team
Nick Xenophon
South Australia

Nick Xenophon Team says it's 'deeply worried' about Coalition's citizenship bill

The Guardian - June 22, 2017

Nick Xenophon Team senators Stirling Griff, Nick Xenophon and Skye Kakoschke-Moore. NXT senators Stirling Griff, Nick Xenophon and Skye Kakoschke-Moore. The Coalition's citizenship bill will sink without their support. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the ...

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NBN Committee roll in to Port Augusta for NBN rollout

The Transcontinental - June 07, 2017

PORT AUGUSTA is set to host a slew of interstate politicians as the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NBN holds a public hearing later this month. Nick Xenophon Team Senator for South Australia, Stirling Griff, will be joined by his ...

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Claims of skyrocketing prostheses costs challenged

InDaily - April 06, 2017

We agree with Senator Stirling Griff that Australians enrolled in private health insurance deserve a fair deal. They deserve good value for money. They deserve access to high quality treatment and to be protected against corrosive out of pocket costs.and more »

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Union Briefs

Green Left Weekly - June 24, 2017

The bill was supported by the Greens' Adam Bandt, the Nick Xenophon Team's Rebekah Sharkie and the Nationals' George Christensen, but lost 73–72. Like the article? Subscribe to Green Left now! You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Gonski 2.0 is a win for the Coalition on school policy, if not politics

The Guardian - June 24, 2017

The Coalition, Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team, One Nation and three of five remaining crossbenchers agree on the concept of needs-based funding. Everyone agrees all students should get the same amount of funding based on their need.

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Off the Record: A serious case of drink diving

The Advertiser - June 23, 2017

Off The Record reveals how unions are targeting Nick Xenophon ahead of the next state election, goes to great depths to cover a small brewer's daring launch of its new ale, and finds a CBD mansion – complete with suits of armour – has finally sold.

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