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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


Foreign Affairs

Environment and Energy

Employment and Workplace Relations


Consumer Affairs


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South Australia

Nick Xenophon criticises State Government's pokies policy

Geelong Advertiser - July 19, 2017

Senator Xenophon said the State Government had ensured poker machines would continue to inflict social and economic damage on the Geelong region. “This move is a slap in the face to the people of Geelong,” the Nick Xenophon Team leader said.and more »

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Dean Jaensch: Opinion polls plot growing support for Nick Xenophon ahead of South Australia election

The Advertiser - July 18, 2017

Opinion polls show significant voter support for Nick Xenophon and his team in South Australia, writes Dean Jaensch. Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP. On the other hand, when a series of polls produces what looks like a clear trend over time, it does say ...

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Growing SA registrations now open

Yorke Peninsula Country Times - July 18, 2017

There will be an interactive panel session with political agricultural spokespeople including Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell, Liberal MP David Ridgway and Nick Xenophon Team MP Rebekha Sharkie. To view full articles in the ...

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A Utopia moment in foreign affairs when life imitates art

The Sydney Morning Herald - July 22, 2017

In a piece of bureaucratic prose that would do the writers of ABC's television's public service mockumentary Utopia proud, Australia's foreign affairs department ...and more »

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Linkin Park singer found dead

InDaily - July 21, 2017

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon remains the Federal Government's main hope for saving its media reform package, which has the support of the big media companies but has raised concerns about a decrease in media diversity. As we have reported ...and more »

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Academic backs calls for an inquiry into contempt

The Australian - July 20, 2017

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon said he would be seeking the support of both the government and opposition for an inquiry into contempt before parliament resumed next month. Draft terms of reference for the inquiry, provided to The Australian, include ...

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Doohan dies after short illness

The Daily Star - July 23, 2017

He won the South Australian Open singles title and reached No.15 in doubles," TA said in a statement. "Following his retirement, Peter coached in the United States, after first studying at the University of Arkansas, where he was all-American and a NCAA ...and more »

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Sunday Mail, Letters to the Editor, July 23

The Advertiser - July 23, 2017

Regional South Australia – with the exception of Labor “independent” Geoff Brock's electorate based at Port Pirie and also the Labor stronghold at Whyalla – means very little to the government. What Labor forgets is that much of SA's wealth is ...

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England's Oval Test with South Africa will determine whether they have the firepower to hurt Australia

Telegraph.co.uk - July 22, 2017

To win the Ashes series in Australia this winter, England need to take 80 wickets. The Oval Test - starting on Thursday against South Africa with the series poised at one-all but the tourists psychologically on top - will give England their clearest ...and more »

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