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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

Historic media law changes deliver regional enhancements

North Queensland Register - September 20, 2017

Labor and the Greens opposed the historic reforms but the Coalition government secured a deal at the last minute, with the support of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) and One Nation, in the negotiations led by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. The NXT ...

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Australia: Media diversity and jobs to be lost under 'reforms'

IFEX - September 20, 2017

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance chief executive officer Paul Murphy commended the Nick Xenophon Team for attempting to get the Turnbull Government to adopt positive initiatives and policy changes to genuinely foster increased diversity in our ...

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Senator's support for government bid to rein in student debt

The Australian - September 19, 2017

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is struggling to gain the necessary crossbench support to drive the Coalition's higher education overhaul through parliament after the Nick Xenophon Team declared the changes delivered a “blunt and deep cut” to the ...

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Historic media law changes deliver regional enhancements

North Queensland Register - September 20, 2017

NXT leader and SA Senator Nick Xenophon said the legislation dealt with the regulation of Australia's commercial media companies “which are in crisis thanks to the internet's disruption of established business models for journalism and publishing”.

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Fund to help regional publishers

Shepparton News - September 20, 2017

''The sun comes up in the morning, the sun sets at night, and the Xenophon party will do a deal for some baubles,'' Labor senator Doug Cameron told reporters. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said more voices were needed in the Australia media sector ...

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One Nation 'misses SA election bus'

The Australian - September 19, 2017

At last year's federal election, One Nation received about 3 per cent of first-preference Senate votes in South Australia, coming in fifth behind the Liberals, ALP, Nick Xenophon Team and the Greens. The Australian Conservatives have merged with Family ...and more »

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Australia court delays US$6.9b merger of gambling giants

Malay Mail Online - September 20, 2017

Tatts Group has a betting shop network in the states of Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania and also operates a lotteries business. Tabcorp Holdings runs similar operations in Victoria and New South Wales, with a broadcasting and media arm built ...and more »

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Push to make it easier for migrants to come to Australia and take hard-to-fill jobs in regional areas

The Advertiser - September 20, 2017

“In many cases the announced (visa) changes exacerbate the existing situation of South Australian employers (particularly in regional areas) not always being able to access employees with the skills they require,” the report found. Ali Iqbal ...

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Every major festival in Adelaide this Spring for Awesome October

NEWS.com.au - September 20, 2017

“We're working hard to create a diverse, year-round calendar of events, with the October schedule showcasing South Australian technology, film, fashion, innovation, food, wine, design and culture,” he said. While Mr Bignell conceded October had a way ...and more »

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