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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 Australian Federal Police reveal young girls forced into marriage across Australia

Perth Now - June 28, 2017

FIVE South Australians – mostly likely young girls – allegedly have been forced into marriage, according to police. Nick Xenophon Team Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore says that number will be higher in reality, as the issue can be easily hidden or missed.

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Gonski 2.0 is a win for the Coalition on school policy, if not politics

The Guardian - June 24, 2017

The most ridiculous thing about the school funding bill that became law just before 2am on Friday morning is the fact that most of the parliament agree on the basic principle at its heart. The Coalition, Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team, One ...

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Senate nod for Gonski changes

Illawarra Mercury - June 23, 2017

The Gonski 2.0 plan passed with the support of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, the Nick Xenophon Team and crossbench Senators Derryn Hinch, Jacqui Lambie and Lucy Gichuhi 34 votes to 31. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the vote was ''an ...and more »

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The Australian Federal Police reveal young girls forced into marriage across Australia

Perth Now - June 28, 2017

FIVE South Australians – mostly likely young girls – allegedly have been forced into marriage, according to police. Nick Xenophon Team Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore says that number will be higher in reality, as the issue can be easily hidden or missed.

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ASIC's Medcraft has no regrets on CPA Advice

Money Management - June 28, 2017

Specifically asked by South Australian Senator, Nick Xenophon whether he regretted being involved in launching a “$5.7 million dollar financial advice venture that generated $46,000 dollars in income last year while paying out $3.8 million dollars in ...and more »

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Crossbencher to pursue contempt changes

The Australian - June 28, 2017

"There needs to be a more nuanced approach that upholds the independence of the judiciary, the dignity of the court, maintains robustly the separation of powers but also balances that against public debate and freedom of speech," Senator Xenophon told ...and more »

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ANZ Bank sells 'tens of millions' in SA bonds over state bank tax

The Sydney Morning Herald - June 29, 2017

ANZ Bank chief executive Shayne Elliott has warned South Australia would face higher borrowing costs if other banks cut their exposure to the state's debt as a result of its bank levy, as ANZ has done. The warning highlights the risk that other ...and more »

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Man who strangled partner in violent rage jailed for 20 years

Yahoo7 News - June 29, 2017

South Australia man who strangled partner in violent rage jailed for 20 years - Yahoo7. Pinterest · Tumblr. A South Australian man has been jailed for at least 20 years after strangling his partner in a jealous rage. Close ...and more »

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Tributes flow for SA flight victims

Sky News Australia - June 29, 2017

The family of a mother and daughter killed in a plane crash in South Australia has paid tribute to the pilot of the plane, who they say was a 'dedicated and tireless volunteer'. Tracy Redding, 43, and her daughter Emily, 16, were killed along with ...and more »

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