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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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Hanson, Xenophon parties show minor parties need more scrutiny

The Australian - May 26, 2017

The rise of minor parties needs to be accompanied by greater scrutiny of their operations. This week has seen extraordinary evidence emerge about One Nation ...and more »

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Nick Xenophon urges Budget bank levy to be extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Xenophon backs tax on foreign banks

The West Australian - May 21, 2017

Key crossbencher Nick Xenophon wants Labor to side with him and get the government's bank levy extended to foreign banks as well as the five biggest Australian institutions. The South Australian senator, who leads the Nick Xenophon Team's Senate trio, ...and more »

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Oakden nursing home agency report reveals fresh abuse ...

ABC Online - May 26, 2017

A dementia patient at the condemned Oakden nursing home screamed in pain for more than two hours because the wrong catheter was used while another's ...and more »

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Minister criticises 'dopey' drug cheat ad

9news.com.au - May 25, 2017

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon referred the ad to ACMA, and raised the issue during a Senate hearing in Canberra on Thursday. Minister Mitch Fifield agreed it shouldn't be on air, and described the ad, which pokes fun at performance-enhancing drugs, ...

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Mr X wants Budget levy extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Raging pedestrian gets some instant karma, and it is just too good

Mashable - May 27, 2017

A driver with a dashcam captured a raging pedestrian in Adelaide, South Australia. As the driver was approaching a red light, an older man walking a dog began to cross the street. The man thought the driver was approaching too fast, so he scolded the ...and more »

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Fast Movers to shine

The Advertiser - May 27, 2017

Last year, ZEN won a $1 million tender to install lithium ion batteries at three public sites around Adelaide, including the Art Gallery of South Australia. “We've recently been through two years of careful strategic planning, bringing on people and ...and more »

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Jai Courtney: Hollywood star home for Melbourne Theatre Co's Macbeth

The Australian - May 26, 2017

Once MTC's Macbeth season ends, Courtney will head to South Australia to begin shooting Storm Boy alongside Geoffrey Rush. The new film will be a contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's children's book about a boy who befriends a pelican. Why anyone ...and more »

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