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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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South Australia

Will politicians ever get social media right?

The Advertiser - October 16, 2017

The second politician to encounter strife was NXT Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore. Her father had images on Facebook from a family holiday in 2009, also from a waxworks museum. They showed Senator Kakoschke-Moore pretending to grope Halle Berry ...and more »

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Who knows what's next for NXT?

Queensland Country Life - October 12, 2017

Some public speculation has tended towards Stirling Griff becoming leader, although there is a case also for the current party whip, Skye Kakoschke-Moore. Her duties to date have necessitated close scrutiny of every piece of contentious legislation ...and more »

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Daily Telegraph (blog) - October 12, 2017

This site adores a fine Adelaide name, with Skye Kakoschke-Moore being a current favourite. But what would be the perfect Tasmanian name? To qualify, it should be something that hints at Tasmania's reliance on mainland welfare and overall grasping, ...

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Police 'need immunity' before supporting shoot-to-kill anti-terror laws in South Australia

ABC Online - October 17, 2017

Frontline police in South Australia are today expected to announce their opposition to proposed shoot-to-kill terror laws, unless immunity is included to protect officers from recrimination. SA Police are currently restricted from using lethal force ...and more »

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Melbourne's Attica has been named Australia's best restaurant

Business Insider Australia - October 17, 2017

The new national guide, which includes Tasmania and South Australia for the first time, was parsimonious with its three-hat accolades, dropping Melbourne fine diner Vue de monde and Sydney's The Bridge Room from a cohort which now features Sepia and ...and more »

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South Australia digs in over water

Country News (blog) - October 17, 2017

South Australian Water Minister Ian Hunter said until more was done to secure an additional 450Gl of water for the environment, he would not support the latest Murray-Darling Basin Authority package. ''The reason why South Australia agreed to the so ...and more »

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