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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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Aged care Senate inquiry receives just 12 submissions

Australian Ageing Agenda - August 23, 2017

It was referred to the Community Affairs Committee by Senator Nick Xenophon in response to the reported incidents in the Makk and McLeay Aged Mental Health Care Service at Oakden in South Australia and the committee's examination is in the context of ...

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Nick Xenophon: Google's stated advertising revenue 'a load of BS'

Gears Of Biz - August 23, 2017

GOOGLE and Facebook are making billions in advertising revenue at the expense of traditional media outlets, and that's hindering the country's democracy, independent Senator Nick Xenophon says. At a Senate inquiry into the future of Australian ...and more »

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Facebook, Google defend their tax figures amid Australian audit

Stuff.co.nz - August 23, 2017

But crossbench senator Nick Xenophon said evidence to a separate Senate committee in Sydney on Tuesday into the future of journalism from academics at the Melbourne Business School suggested an "extraordinary discrepancy" between what Facebook ...and more »

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26000 litres of Jim Beam and Canadian Club lost as trucks collide in South Australia

Gold Coast Bulletin - August 23, 2017

MORE than 26,000 litres of alcohol has been lost after two trucks collided in South Australia early this morning. 13,000 litres of Jim Beam bourbon and 13,000 litres of Canadian Club destined for Melbourne spilt onto on to Dukes Highway near Coonaplyn, ...

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Australia's home ownership obsession: A brief history of how it came to be

ABC Online - August 23, 2017

But for the better part of a century, any reference to Australian aspirations — great or otherwise — meant buying a house. A recent ANU poll found more than three quarters of Australians viewed home ownership as part of "the Australian way of life".

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One man flown to hospital after trucks collide head-on near Coonalpyn, spilling whisky and bourbon

The Advertiser - August 23, 2017

A MAN has been flown to hospital after two semi-trailers, including one carrying 26,000 of litres of whisky and bourbon, crashed in the state's South-East. At 2.40am, emergency services were called to the crash on Dukes Hwy, 5km west of Coonalpyn ...and more »

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