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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 slams sporting code action against Government's proposed gambling advertising reform

ABC Online - April 20, 2017

"When you look at the salary packages paid to the executives of these codes, it puts into perspective their community arguments and they need to think about their fans." Several weeks ago the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) proposed a bill seeking to ban ...and more »

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Stephen Conroy steps up fight vs in-wagering ads in Australia

CalvinAyre.com - April 19, 2017

Several weeks ago, the three-member Nick Xenophon team proposed a bill that sought to ban gambling ads to during live TV sport, among other things. That bill was rebuffed by the Senate Estimates Committee on grounds that the federal government has ...

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Crossbench calls for PRRT reform

The Australian Pipeliner - April 18, 2017

Senators from One Nation, the Nick Xenophon Team as well as independents Jacqui Lambie and Derryn Hinch told the Guardian Australia that taxpayers are not receiving a fair share of revenue for gas resources. The crossbench has called for a 10 per cent ...

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Defence procurement procedures under the microscope

Defence Connect - April 24, 2017

The inquiry, chaired by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon, is discussing the new Commonwealth Procurement Rules, which came into effect 1 March this year, with a range of stakeholders. The revised rules require that goods and services comply with ...

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Mitch Fifield prepares new media package for budget to secure support from industry and Nick Xenophon

The Australian Financial Review - April 23, 2017

... for pay television in return for copping new restrictions on gambling advertising needed to gain Nick Xenophon's Senate support for a wider media reform package. It is understood Senator Fifield has been working on a broader reform package, as ...

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Nick Xenophon on changes to citizenship test and "Australian values"

ABC Online - April 21, 2017

... Minister Malcolm Turnbull says changes to English requirements and waiting times, as well as testing applicants on "Australian values" will strengthen our citizenship process. Whatever the final set of changes end up being, they will have to pass ...and more »

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Three South Australian men arrested after $119m ice bust

ABC Online - April 24, 2017

Police have seized almost 120 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and arrested three South Australian men after a multi-agency operation. Australian Federal Police SA commander Peter Sykora said police would allege the men were connected to an ...

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Redflow suspends battery delivery

The Advertiser - April 24, 2017

REDFLOW, the energy storage headed by South Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett, has suspended the delivery of batteries as it investigates potential performance issues with its product. The Queensland-based company announced to the ASX ...

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Still reeling from faded boom, WA's economy worst in Australia, report shows

WAtoday - April 24, 2017

Then there is a gap to Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia then another gap to Western Australia. Economic activity, a by-proxy-measurement used by CommSec to assess Gross State Product, shows WA has fallen into last spot ...and more »

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