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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 of time: negotiations keep media reform bid alive

The Australian - August 20, 2017

The Turnbull government's bid to bring media legislation into the 21st century is still alive as the Nick Xenophon Team continues to negotiate over tax write-offs for small outlets despite an uneasy political stalemate. The media reform bill hit a ...and more »

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Senator Nick Xenophon plans instant political comeback if he is disqualified by High Court over British citizenship

The Advertiser - August 20, 2017

If the High Court rules that Senator Xenophon has breached Section 44 of the Constitution, it is likely that a “countback” of ballot papers would result in Nick Xenophon Team candidate Tim Storer taking the vacant Senate seat. Mr Storer's immediate ...and more »

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Independents to support government on confidence and supply

The Australian - August 20, 2017

Five MPs — Mr Joyce, Senator Canavan, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters — have had their elections referred to the High Court over dual citizenship questions. Senator Nash and Xenophon ...and more »

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Labor slams Xenophon "spin job" over citizenship smear claim

InDaily - August 21, 2017

“Senator Xenophon's obviously got to go off to the High Court and find out whether he should be a member of parliament or not, and I understand that that process is affecting quite a number of federal MPs at the moment, so that will run its course,” he ...and more »

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Shorten says he renounced his UK citizenship in 2006

SBS - August 21, 2017

The federal opposition leader has rejected government suggestions he could have citizenship issues, saying he has been clear of British ties since 2006. Source: AAP. 5 HOURS AGO UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO ...and more »

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High Court may leave Coalition in limbo for weeks

The Sydney Morning Herald - August 21, 2017

Senator Nick Xenophon, the latest Australian politician caught up in the dual-citizenship scandal, has described it as a "festering farce" and attacked his opponents for spending hours trying to knock him off. The crossbench senator revealed he was a ...and more »

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Business in SA down in the dumps

9news.com.au - August 21, 2017

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has hit back at the state's peak business group after a survey finding local companies are struggling under the weight of rising costs. The Business SA survey of expectations in the June quarter found 53 per cent ...and more »

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Australia a step closer to national space agency as ACT, South Australia sign deal

ABC Online - August 21, 2017

A space agency could be on the cards for Australia, with the ACT and South Australian Governments joining forces to spearhead the nation's developing space industry. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill have ...and more »

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Rob Quiney announces retirement from first-class cricket

Cricbuzz - August 21, 2017

The highlight of Quiney's impressive 2011-12 season was the left-hander scoring a hundred in each innings in the Sheffield Shield game against South Australia. In 2012, he donned the Baggy Green cap in the Brisbane Test against South Africa. He earned ...and more »

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