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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Poll shows Xenophon team contenders in SA

Sky News Australia - February 09, 2016

A new poll shows independent Senator Nick Xenophon is set to shake up the South Australian election, which is also likely to have federal implications. The Galaxy poll in today's Advertiser shows Mr Xenophon's 'Nick Xenophon Team' party with 24 per ...and more »

Nick's knack for success will whack big parties

The Advertiser - February 09, 2016

BEFORE he has named a candidate, released a policy or even confirmed he will run a team of state election candidates, independent Nick Xenophon has the support of one in four voters. This poll is a screaming repudiation of our existing political class ...and more »

'Near misss' at Australian airport prompts landing procedure review

Web India 123 - February 08, 2016

But both Qantas and Airservices Australia, the nation's corporate body responsible for airspace management, have denied Xenophon's allegation that the planes broke safety regulations. Tullamarine airport's landing grid, which involves intersecting ...and more »

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Qantas Golf Club members set to cash in

Golf Australia - February 09, 2016

Qantas Golf Club members are set to cash in on a unique playing opportunity at one of Australia's finest golf courses in championship mode, sampling the best of what South Australian golf has to offer. Club members and their guests have been invited to ...

Hundreds of cyclists pinged for not wearing helmets during SA police operation

ABC Online - February 09, 2016

More than 400 cyclists were fined or cautioned for failing to wear a helmet during South Australia police's Operation Safe Cycling, while only three drivers were cautioned for failing to keep a safe distance from cyclists. Changes to cycling rules ...and more »

South Australia powder plant hope

Weekly Times Now - February 09, 2016

The establishment of a drier could mean the South East South Australian milk pool of about 335 million litres could go from having no factory processing raw product in the region to possibly two by the end of the year. Warrnambool livestock, dairy and ...

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Labor maintains pressure over Stuart Robert's China trip – politics live

The Guardian - February 09, 2016

My neighbour, the West Australian's political editor, Andrew Probyn, helpfully reminds us about a privatisation proposal we'd all almost forgotten about: a proposal that Medicare, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits be delivered in the future by the ...and more »

Could compassion in politics be making a comeback?

The Canberra Times - February 09, 2016

In twenty-first century Australian politics, bipartisan cycles of 'tough action' on our borders have delivered increasing acts of callous inhumanity. The Coalition and Labor have been implicated in this chain reaction. The reflex of both to criticism ...and more »

Could compassion in politics be making a comeback?

WA today - February 09, 2016

In twenty-first century Australian politics, bipartisan cycles of 'tough action' on our borders have delivered increasing acts of callous inhumanity. The Coalition and Labor have been implicated in this chain reaction. The reflex of both to criticism ...and more »

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Nick's must reads

Racing Australia CEO demands ban on in-play betting

February 03, 2016

The horse racing industry has called for a complete ban on in-play betting — both telephone and online — warning that live wagering fosters corruption and will hurt the sport’s share of the gambling dollar...and more »

Foreign investors must satisfy security concerns

February 01, 2016

Last year’s confused mishandling of lease arrangements for key parts of the Port of Darwin — leased for 99 years to a Chinese company — points to the urgent need to reform the way we.....and more »

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