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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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Nick Xenophon Team
Nick Xenophon
South Australia

Claims of skyrocketing prostheses costs challenged

InDaily - April 06, 2017

We agree with Senator Stirling Griff that Australians enrolled in private health insurance deserve a fair deal. They deserve good value for money. They deserve access to high quality treatment and to be protected against corrosive out of pocket costs.and more »

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The hidden cost keeping your health insurance premiums high

InDaily - March 30, 2017

... hospitals paid the same price as public hospitals for prosthetic devices, insurance premiums could be cut by up to $800 million, argues Stirling Griff. On April 1, the one-in-two Australians who have private health insurance will start paying ...and more »

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NXT senators Xenophon and Griff contribute $250000 each towards election campaign

ABC Online - February 01, 2017

Figures revealed by the Australian Electoral Commission show senators Nick Xenophon and Stirling Griff each contributed $250,000 towards their party's election campaign. The release of political parties' annual returns also shows that Optical ...and more »

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Government secures $24 billion deal for company tax cuts

The Flinders News - April 29, 2017

The Turnbull government has landed an 11th-hour deal to cut taxes for businesses with turnovers of up to $50 million, after handing a slew of concessions to the Nick Xenophon Team including one-off payments to help pensioners pay electricity bills.

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Xenophon wants traditional media protected from 'cannibals'

The Australian - April 28, 2017

The veteran anti-gambling campaigner said the Nick Xenophon Team, which holds three seats on the Senate crossbench, would support a reduction in television licence fees in exchange for TV networks agreeing to bans on gambling ads. Senator Xenophon ...

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NXT, One Nation, reject Scott Morrison's new company tax push

The Australian Financial Review - April 28, 2017

He said Treasurer Scott Morrison was wasting his time by reintroducing legislation into Parliament next week because the Nick Xenophon Team, whose three Senate votes are pivotal, will not be budging from the position it reached in late March when it ...and more »

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