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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

Gambling

Foreign Affairs

Environment and Energy

Employment and Workplace Relations

Defence

Consumer Affairs

Treasury/Finance

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South Australia

The Perth suburbs in line for jobless drug testing

The West Australian - August 23, 2017

Labor and the Greens oppose the trials, so the Nick Xenophon Team's three Senate votes are crucial to launching the trials in January. Senator Xenophon said yesterday Australia had a serious substance abuse problem and he wanted to work constructively ...

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Google accused of 'misleading' Senate on revenue

The Australian - August 22, 2017

Google's most senior Australian-based executive, Jason Pellegrino, clashed yesterday with senator Nick Xenophon, who warned that he did not like being “misled” over discrepancies worth billions of dollars. Senator Xenophon questioned Google and ...and more »

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Welfare drug test plan may secure Nick Xenophon's support, giving Coalition Senate numbers

ABC Online - August 22, 2017

Labor and the Greens firmly oppose the plan, meaning the Government will need to convince the Nick Xenophon Team, One Nation and three other crossbenchers to pass the necessary legislation. Senator Xenophon said he was broadly supportive of the ...and more »

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Dual citizenship crisis reaches the High Court

ABC Online - August 24, 2017

Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash and South Australian senator Nick Xenophon's cases aren't being heard in this batch, because they announced they were under a citizenship cloud after Parliament finished its business for the week. They now have to ...and more »

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Xenophon calls for MP citizenship audit

Sky News Australia - August 24, 2017

Nick Xenophon has told Sky News he's calling for a sweeping audit of the citizenship status of all MPs. 'It's a silly idea not to have an audit because otherwise this will continue to be a festering fuss,' he said. 'It's the obvious thing to have, I ...

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Turnbull confident on citizenship ruling

Sky News Australia - August 24, 2017

Senator Roberts and former senators Waters and Ludlam were all overseas-born. Two other senators, Fiona Nash and Nick Xenophon, will soon also be referred by parliament to the court over their UK citizenship by descent. Mr Turnbull declined to ...and more »

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Keolis Starts Trials in New South Wales, Australia

MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog) - August 24, 2017

Keolis Downer is partnering with AECOM, CSIRO/Data61, JYW Consulting and the University of NSW to provide passengers on-demand mobility services in the Northern Beaches of NSW and Sydney's North West. Trials on the NSW coast will start in October ...

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Dual citizenship crisis reaches the High Court

ABC Online - August 24, 2017

Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash and South Australian senator Nick Xenophon's cases aren't being heard in this batch, because they announced they were under a citizenship cloud after Parliament finished its business for the week. They now have to ...and more »

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Inside the luxury life of fugitive dark web drug kingpin couple

New Zealand Herald - August 24, 2017

By that time, however, the couple had likely already crossed the country to South Australia, where they reinvented themselves as a law-abiding family and rubbed shoulders with unsuspecting locals. The case has incurred the wrath of Queensland Police ...and more »

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