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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 ...

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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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Women will get pregnant for paid leave, Pauline Hanson says in opposing omnibus bill

The Guardian - February 23, 2017

The government faces an increasingly difficult task appeasing Nick Xenophon, who said last week that welfare cuts come at too high a cost, and Hanson, who this week opposed pension cuts but warned that paid parental leave cuts were not deep enough. On ...

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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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SA business groups push for changes to Sunday trading laws

The Advertiser - February 25, 2017

Large and small retailers as well as tourism businesses have thrown their support behind a new debate on South Australia's trading hours. Using last week's Fair Work Commission penalty rate decision as a catalyst, business groups say SA must move with ...

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From chunks of HAIR to a golf course that has too many snakes to play on: Inside Australia's quirkiest pub- as it ...

Daily Mail - February 25, 2017

The world-famous Mungerannie Hotel in outback South Australia has hit the market for $1.2million. The quirky pub is known for its outlandish traditions and even boasts a golf course with its fair share of snakes. 'I wouldn't go out there- there'd be ...

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Independant Gambling Authority unable to keep pace with barring orders in South Australia

The Advertiser - February 25, 2017

SIX in 10 punters deemed problem gamblers are not being seen on time by the authority tasked with overseeing gambling in South Australia. Figures obtained by the Sunday Mail, show the Independant Gambling Authority, which oversees barring orders, has ...

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