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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 vows to ban Lottoland if Coalition too slow to act

The Australian - September 20, 2017

Pauline Hanson's One Nation and the Nick Xenophon Team are driving a campaign to strike out Lottoland. Senators Jacqui Lambie and Derryn Hinch have indicated they could support a ban. The Australian understands the government could amend the ...and more »

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Australia: Media diversity and jobs to be lost under 'reforms'

IFEX - September 20, 2017

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance chief executive officer Paul Murphy commended the Nick Xenophon Team for attempting to get the Turnbull Government to adopt positive initiatives and policy changes to genuinely foster increased diversity in our ...

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Senator's support for government bid to rein in student debt

The Australian - September 19, 2017

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is struggling to gain the necessary crossbench support to drive the Coalition's higher education overhaul through parliament after the Nick Xenophon Team declared the changes delivered a “blunt and deep cut” to the ...

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PTSD in AFP: Organisation to 'payback' agent for speaking out

NEWS.com.au (blog) - September 25, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: A whistleblower has been investigated for lifting the lid on workplace bullying and suicide and warned she could face jail. Megan Palin@ ...and more »

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South Australian Liberals launch election campaign by keeping Nick Xenophon's new party on the outer

The Advertiser - September 23, 2017

Exclusive Galaxy Sunday Mail polling in July found the two major parties were neck and neck but Senator Xenophon's SA Best party, with the support of one in five voters, looked set to play a pivotal, kingmaker role in the election and cause havoc in ...and more »

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Clash of the Titans: Brandis' nemesis joins citizenship case against Joyce

The Border Mail - September 22, 2017

Mr Gleeson will do battle with his successor as solicitor-general, Stephen Donaghue, who is representing the Commonwealth in its defence of Mr Joyce and government MPs Matt Canavan and Fiona Nash - and by extension senator Nick Xenophon.

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Turbines put the wind up Hawkesdale locals

The Australian - September 25, 2017

Victoria has the second highest number of wind farms in the country, but is set to overtake South Australia and lead the country on a turbine count in the next five years, with 1210 turbines proposed across 25 approved wind farms. Changes to planning ...

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Tasmanian devil joeys at South Australia's Monarto Zoo get their first ...

The Advertiser - September 25, 2017

FOUR Tasmanian devils that are part of a nationwide breeding effort — which may hold the future of the creature — have passed their first check-up.and more »

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Australia's recent ODI struggle adds weight to JLT One-Day Cup

Cricbuzz - September 25, 2017

The 2017-18 Australian cricket season starts on Wednesday (September 27) when the newly named JLT One-Day Cup - formerly the Matador Cup - opens with South Australia taking on CA XI in Brisbane. It's an entirely low-key start to the season with the ...

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