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Nick Xenophon renews push to crack down on poker machine money laundering - August 19, 2014

Clubs Australia executive director Anthony Ball said by reintroducing the bill Senator Xenophon was “wasting the time and resources of our federal Parliament”. “This bill reveals Nick Xenophon's complete ignorance of laws involving poker machines,” Mr Ball ...

Pressure rises on international permits option

Perth Now - August 18, 2014

According to the newspaper, the Australian Industry Group has been joined by independent Senator Nick Xenophon and the Business Council of Australia in lobbying the government to include international permits as part of the government's Direct Action ...and more »

Like Monty Python's dead parrot: Nick Xenophon declares paid parental leave ...

Sydney Morning Herald - August 15, 2014

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has used a famous Monty Python sketch to describe the state of the Abbott government's paid parental leave scheme. In an interview on ABC's Lateline on Thursday night, Senator Xenophon compared the scheme to the ...and more »

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Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Sail World - August 22, 2014

There are three other South Australian boats in the fleet this year; Carbon Credit (Peter Hawker) which retired today with a cracked main beam, and Wilparina II (Robert Remilton), both in the multihull division. Antipodes Australis (John Culshaw) is in the fourth ...and more »

Australian wheat harvest in seen exceeding forecast on rains

Chicago Tribune - August 22, 2014

The outlook for an El Nino had boosted production concerns earlier this year as the weather pattern that typically brings drier conditions to Australia's south and eastern inland areas risked worsening drought. The chances of an event this year are at least 50 ...

Lee Dillon Joins Pro Series

Speedcarworld - August 21, 2014

Lee Dillon is the latest speedcar driver to be offered a contract for the exciting second season of the Speedcar Pro Series. Dillon, the 2009 South Australian Speedcar Champion, is eager to race a full-schedule over the summer, with the Speedcar Pro Series ...

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Hopes dashed for political party for Kiwis overseas

Sydney Morning Herald - August 21, 2014

Hopes for a new party to represent Australian-based Kiwis in next month's New Zealand election have been dashed. The Expatriate Party of New Zealand had wanted to agitate to improve the lot of Kiwis living in Australia, who are denied access to most ...and more »

Likely upcoming political gaffes so you can be outraged ahead of time

SBS - August 21, 2014

Australian Politics is caught in a vicious gaffe cycle. Over the last few weeks we've heard that the poor don't drive cars, Chinese people are mongrels, abortions lead to breast cancer and that Australia is open for business. All embarrassingly incorrect. In such ...

Corridors of Power: Hot gossip on Queensland politics, law, business, celebrity ...

Courier Mail - August 21, 2014

Even though he and his deputy Philip Lowe stressed that what Australia's economy needed most was more confidence spurred by political ideas and leadership, questioner after questioner focused on the high dollar and what the RBA was going to do about it ...

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