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Nick Xenophon
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Australian Politics

Japanese submarine-building deal all but done, claims Nick Xenophon

The Guardian - October 01, 2014

A multibillion-dollar submarine deal between Australia and Japan is all but done, believes independent senator Nick Xenophon. He said evidence given by defence officials to a Senate inquiry on Tuesday night was “chilling” and the clearest indication yet that ...and more »

Japan sub deal 'all but done': Xenophon

The Daily Telegraph - October 01, 2014

A MULTI-BILLION dollar submarine deal between Australia and Japan is all but done, believes independent senator Nick Xenophon. HE said evidence given by Defence officials to a senate inquiry on Tuesday night was "chilling" and the clearest indication ...and more »

Warning on cheap bread half-baked

The Australian - October 01, 2014

Senator Xenophon is calling for the reinstatement of anti-competitive price discrimination laws that were repealed in 1995, and last week suggested that moves by Woolworths to offer 85c loaves would cripple independent supermarkets, which could not ...and more »

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Mixed Crop Prospects Following Variable Australia Winter Conditions

TheCropSite - October 01, 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology's latest three-month rainfall outlook for spring does not indicate a strong tendency for either wetter or drier than normal conditions across the major cropping regions in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. In most of ...

'Profits before people' as Westpac cuts 70 WA jobs

Perth Now - October 01, 2014

Alternatively, they could take up new customer contact centre roles to be created in NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. It was yet to be seen how many would want to relocate, a spokesman said. He said there would be no outsourcing or send the ...and more »

Budget hole puts red light on trams - October 01, 2014

“This latest tax grab by the Weatherill Labor Government has nothing to do with improved public transport and everything to do with South Australia's massive debt and deficit,” he said. The Property Council of Australia and the State Coalition to Repeal the ...and more »

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Politics Live: October 1, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald - October 01, 2014

"Eight of nine months in 2014 have passed without a successful people smuggling venture to Australia as the government's policies under Operation Sovereign Borders continue to sustainably deter illegal boat arrivals. "Just one venture arrived successfully ...and more »

Clive Palmer's 'vendetta' against Campbell Newman wins Labor support

The Australian - October 01, 2014

The inquiry — the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration — will look at Queensland's use of commonwealth funds, whether any money has been used for state government advertising or party-political purposes, the ...and more »

Andrew Colvin new Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Tony Abbott ...

Sydney Morning Herald - October 01, 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott described Mr Colvin as an "outstanding career police officer" and said he was "eminently suited" to lead the Australian Federal Police in these "challenging times". Mr Colvin said he would in coming days map out what he saw as ...and more »

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