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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.

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Attorney General

Transport and Infrastructure

Trade and Investment

Industry, Science and Innovation

Gambling

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Environment and Energy

Employment and Workplace Relations

Defence

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South Australia

Don't call them 'zombie' bills: Cormann

Deniliquin Pastoral Times (registration) (blog) - February 26, 2017

Some of the measures stretch back to the coalition's first and unpopular 2014/15 budget and have been regurgitated in the government's latest omnibus bill, which also faces opposition from Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team.and more »

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Not raising white flag on omnibus: Cormann | SBS News

SBS - February 26, 2017

Mathias Cormann has not given up on the government's omnibus bill even though there is strong opposition to it, including from the Nick Xenophon Team.and more »

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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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Labor and Greens' bid to protect penalty rates opposed by crossbench

The Guardian - February 26, 2017

However crossbench senators oppose moves by Labor and the Greens that they say interfere with the independence of the industrial umpire. Nick Xenophon told Guardian Australia on Sunday that he would consider Labor's proposal to require benefits to ...

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No white flag raised on omnibus: Cormann

Sky News Australia - February 26, 2017

Senate power Nick Xenophon opposes the omnibus bill because he doesn't believe welfare cuts should be used to fund NDIS. Instead, Senate Xenophon has proposed raising the Medicare levy. 'That is not the position of the government,' Senator Cormann ...and more »

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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 ...and more »

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Swinging Sayers keeps SA in the hunt

cricket.com.au - February 26, 2017

West End Redbacks seamer Chadd Sayers remains on track for a Sheffield Shield record or two but it still may not be enough to help South Australia into next month's final unless the team's batters can suddenly find form. Day two of the Redbacks' match ...and more »

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Sayers hits a new high despite SA collapse

Wide World of Sports - February 26, 2017

South Australian seamer Chadd Sayers is on track for a Sheffield Shield record or two but it still may not be enough to help South Australia into next month's final unless the Redbacks' batsman can suddenly find form. Day two of South Australia's match ...and more »

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How the Olde Kings Music Hall met its tragic end in 1975

The Advertiser - February 26, 2017

It wasn't until The Advertiser's theatre critic, Harold Tidemann, introduced him to South Australia's Attorney-General, a young Don Dunstan, that the licence was finally granted and the venture was given the go ahead. Barry's brainchild was “a place ...and more »

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