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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

Pauline Hanson opposes paid parental leave as 'they get themselves pregnant for the money'

The Sydney Morning Herald - February 23, 2017

The omnibus bill already appeared terminal with opposition to some of its elements from Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team. Senator Hanson's decision that she cannot support parts of it – which feed a "welfare handout mentality" – makes clear ...and more »

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Hanson rejects welfare omnibus over rorting concerns

NEWS.com.au - February 23, 2017

Senator Hanson initially supported the bill while the three Nick Xenophon Team senators and other crossbenchers Jacqui Lambie, David Leyonhjelm, Derryn Hinch and Cory Bernardi announced they would vote against it. But the One Nation leader has since ...and more »

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$13 billion of Budget measures remain blocked

MacroBusiness (blog) - February 21, 2017

Around $13 billion worth of Budget savings measures remain stalled in federal parliament, blocked by senators Jacqui Lambie and the Nick Xenophon Team. Meanwhile, Treasurer Scott Morrison claims the support of crossbenchers would be unnecessary if ...and more »

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Trigger-happy crossbench pushes Senate to breaking point

The Australian Financial Review - February 24, 2017

One major party senator said the Nick Xenophon Team was the major offender. "Xenophon is a particular offender – at one stage in the last Parliament he had more than half a dozen on the go at one time. "The number of inquiries is more than ridiculous.".

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Porter 'testing' the crossbench waters over omnibus bill

The Australian - February 23, 2017

The government says negotiations with key Senate crossbenchers on its omnibus savings bill are “very much alive”, despite apparently growing opposition to the package. ... “At least with Nick Xenophon acknowledging things have to be paid for, it does ...

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Pauline Hanson opposes paid parental leave as 'they get themselves pregnant for the money'

The Sydney Morning Herald - February 23, 2017

The omnibus bill already appeared terminal with opposition to some of its elements from Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team. Senator Hanson's decision that she cannot support parts of it – which feed a "welfare handout mentality" – makes clear ...and more »

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LIVE: Redbacks host Bulls in Adelaide

cricket.com.au - February 25, 2017

South Australia and Queensland will do battle at Adelaide Oval in round eight of the Sheffield Shield with both sides eyeing a final berth at season's end. The Redbacks, who hosted but lost last year's final in Glenelg, currently sit in third spot on ...

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LIVE: Blues take on Tigers in Wollongong

cricket.com.au - February 25, 2017

New South Wales will be gunning to retain their place in the top two when they face bottom-of-the-table Tasmania in Sheffield Shield action in Wollongong today. The Blues (32.12pts) are a less than one point ahead of South Australia (32.10) and ...and more »

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Liberal candidates revealed as preselection closes for South Australia election

ABC Online - February 25, 2017

Liberal preselection nominations for 18 South Australian state seats have closed, and among the candidates is a former Liberal minister who retired from politics more than 10 years ago. Wayne Matthew was the member for Bright from 1989 to 2006, and ...

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