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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Nick Xenophon Wants The Rules Changed So Young Home Buyers Can Use ...

Business Insider Australia - July 28, 2014

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the rules changed to allow first home buyers to pull money from their superannuation savings for a house deposit. The South Australia Senator says a scheme now operating in Canada, allowing up to $25,000 to be ...

Shipbuilding facing disaster: Xenophon

Yahoo!7 News - July 21, 2014

Independent senator Nick Xenophon fears the shipbuilding industry will face a "valley of death" without a steady flow of Defence contracts. He has described as extraordinary a decision by the federal government to limit a $1.5 billion tender for two RAN ships, ...and more »

Hospital visit for ill Xenophon

The Daily Telegraph - July 17, 2014

INDEPENDENT senator Nick Xenophon has been released from hospital where he was taken for tests after feeling unwell at Parliament House. AFTER arriving at work on Wednesday Senator Xenophon started feeling "uncomfortable" during a mid-morning ...and more »

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Brent Owens wins Masterchef Australia final from Laura Cassai - July 29, 2014

Owens finished with 83 points out of a possible 100 — three points ahead of South Australia's Cassai, the youngest grand finalist ever on the show. GEORGE CALOMBARIS: My favourite five recipes from series. The pair went head-to-head over three rounds ...and more »

David Waterford yesterday. Picture: Simon Cross Source: News Corp Australia

The Australian - July 29, 2014

Describing Mr Waterford's error as a “monumental mistake”, Ms Rankine refused to reveal yesterday which of her comments was incorrect. “I am disappointed that I have conveyed circumstances to the South Australian public that I now know were not correct,” ...and more »

Olympic expansion years away, says BHP

The Australian - July 29, 2014

BHP Billiton is unlikely to approve a long awaited expansion of the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in South Australia's outback this decade, with the miner revealing it will take four years to trial a processing method it hopes will help make the project ...and more »

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Political editor, The Age

Sydney Morning Herald - July 28, 2014

Lawyers for more than 150 asylum seekers who are now being held at the Curtin detention centre in remote north Western Australia have urged the court to continue hearing the case, insisting the Abbott government “can't engage in conduct like that with ...and more »

A Scottish spectacle of sport and politics: the view from Australia

The Conversation - July 28, 2014

Sport mega events such as the Commonwealth Games are routinely described as global spectacles, but they always focus intensively on one part of the globe for a short period. For the hosts, this is the…and more »

Labor and Greens MPs condemn Gaza 'invasion'

Brisbane Times - July 28, 2014

“We call on Australian politicians to support an immediate cessation of hostilities and a ceasefire deal which includes an end to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories and to the blockade of Gaza.” The politicians said the rockets fired by Hamas into ...and more »

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