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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

Gonski 2.0: School funding package passes Senate, as Coalition takes big win

ABC Online - June 23, 2017

After a marathon debate extending into the early hours of Friday morning, 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 ...and more »

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NXT hopes a stalemate over media reforms will be 'resolved' after winter break

The Australian - June 22, 2017

“The status quo is just not tenable,” senator Nick Xenophon said. “We want this to be resolved during the winter break, along with Stirling (Griff) we'll be working very hard to get a sensible package of measures that we believe will enhance media ...and more »

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Green light as Gonski bill passes Senate hurdle

The Australian - June 22, 2017

The bill won the support of independent senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch and Lucy Gichuhi, One Nation's four-member bloc and the three members of the Nick Xenophon Team. Senator Lambie came under intense pressure to change her mind in a ...and more »

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Gonski 2.0: School funding package passes Senate, as Coalition takes big win

ABC Online - June 23, 2017

After a marathon debate extending into the early hours of Friday morning, 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 ...and more »

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Green light as Gonski bill passes Senate

The Australian - June 23, 2017

The bill won the support of independent senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch and Lucy Gichuhi, One Nation's four-member bloc and the three members of the Nick Xenophon Team. Senator Lambie came under intense pressure to change her mind in a ...and more »

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NXT hopes a stalemate over media reforms will be 'resolved' after winter break

The Australian - June 22, 2017

“The status quo is just not tenable,” senator Nick Xenophon said. “We want this to be resolved during the winter break, along with Stirling (Griff) we'll be working very hard to get a sensible package of measures that we believe will enhance media ...and more »

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South Australia to levy additional tax on five largest banks to raise A$370m

Taipei Times - June 23, 2017

Australia's biggest banks are to be hit with an additional state-based levy on top of a newly legislated national tax after South Australia's government said major lenders are still not contributing an appropriate amount. The new levy to be imposed ...and more »

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South Australia bank tax an act of 'economic vandalism'

The Australian Financial Review - June 22, 2017

Australia's big four banks are furious about the move by the South Australian government to impose a new state-based version of the federal government's major bank levy, while the broader business community warned it was partly the fault of the ...and more »

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Thurston provides the answer to Bolton's quandary

The Australian - June 22, 2017

Come trading period and the enigmatic but nonetheless influential Bryce Gibbs tried desperately to get back to his home state South Australia. Bolton spoke like a teacher on a training retreat, prompting this column to ask whether his primary school ...and more »

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