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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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Nick Xenophon Team
Nick Xenophon
South Australia

Scrutiny of policy will put Xenophon's popularity to test

The Australian - October 18, 2017

His SA Best website just copies the glib federal policies of his Nick Xenophon Team page. He says he'll shrink the SA parliament. What about the public sector? He has faced too little scrutiny. If Xenophon is to choose the next government — as looks ...and more »

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X marks too many spots

The Australian - October 18, 2017

Currently he sits in the Senate leading his team of three senators (including himself) and one lower house member from the Adelaide Hills electorate of Mayo who operate under another banner, the Nick Xenophon Team. He first entered the SA upper house ...and more »

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Dutton's Controversial Tough Citizenship Bill Just Got Nixed In The Senate

Pedestrian TV - October 18, 2017

It's mostly down to senators from the Nick Xenophon Team acting as a tiebreaker. The NXT has maintained that they cannot vote for the bill in its current form for months now. They had a lot of complaints about it, much of which centred around the power ...and more »

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Xenophon is preferred SA premier: poll

Seymour Telegraph (blog) - October 19, 2017

Outgoing federal senator Nick Xenophon has been named as the preferred premier for South Australia as he prepares to contest the March state election. A privately commissioned Galaxy poll puts Senator Xenophon's party in a tight second position in the ...

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Xenophon wants Crown tampering inquiry

SBS - October 19, 2017

The whistleblowers who accused Crown Casino of tampering with poker machines have lost confidence in state regulators, anti-pokie campaigner Nick Xenophon says. The senator wants an upper house inquiry into Crown after independent MP Andrew ...and more »

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Labor opens door to backing key parts of energy plan

The Australian - October 19, 2017

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's overhaul of Australian citizenship laws has suffered a major setback after his changes failed to pass parliament before a Senate-imposed deadline — an outcome hailed yesterday as a “major victory” by Labor and the ...and more »

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Odds stacked against young jobseekers as almost seven West Australians fight for every entry level job

The West Australian - October 19, 2017

Anglicare WA, in a report to be released today, says the State is behind only Tasmania and South Australia in the numbers applying for entry-level jobs. It found students with a WACE certificate were finding it harder to crack full-time employment ...and more »

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Xenophon is preferred SA premier: poll

SBS - October 19, 2017

Outgoing federal senator Nick Xenophon has been named as the preferred premier for South Australia - but he just wants to win a seat. A statewide poll of 806 voters last week reveals Senator Xenophon as the preferred premier with 41 per cent support, ...and more »

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Labor opens door to backing key parts of energy plan

The Australian - October 19, 2017

Nick Xenophon is almost twice as popular as South Australian Labor Premier Jay Weatherill and Liberal Opposition Leader Steven Marshall, according to a leaked poll five months out from the next state election. GetUp! has appointed two new directors ...and more »

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