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Nick Xenophon
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Australian Politics

Gay marriage years away after Greens veto plebiscite

The Australian Financial Review - August 26, 2016

Same-sex couples hoping to get married may have to wait several more years after the Greens said they would join Labor, the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch to block the legislation to establish a plebiscite. The decision means Prime Minister ...and more »

It's school time for new senators

The Advertiser - August 25, 2016

The new senators – including Nick Xenophon Team's Skye Kakoschke-Moore and Stirling Griff from South Australia – trickled in to Parliament House to try to get across its archaic and convoluted rules and procedures. To meet new friends. No one got in a ...and more »

Plebiscite is pointless: Greens

Sky News Australia - August 23, 2016

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says the discussion is pointless because the legislation won't pass the Senate, where Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and new Senator Derryn Hinch all oppose the plebiscite. Federal cabinet, is meeting in ...and more »

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The home wreckers fleecing Aussies of millions — signing them up for houses that are never finished

NEWS.com.au - August 27, 2016

The former South Australian Aussie Rules star also denies knowledge of loans being drawn down before building work had been done, or use of false photos. He said he had no involvement with Members Alliance's construction subsidiary, Image Building.and more »

Mystery surrounds shark found in street puddle In Australia

AOL News - August 27, 2016

The South Australia Police noted in a statement, "Despite being only partially submerged in the puddle, the shark, believed to be a Port Jackson Shark, was still alive. A member of Fauna Rescue SA attended and placed the shark in a container of water ...and more »

SA pledges Italian earthquake aid

The Advertiser - August 27, 2016

“The scenes of devastation and the difficult road ahead for this region are hard to comprehend and this is particularly so for many in South Australia's vibrant Italian communities,” he said. “We've long had ties with this wonderful part of the world ...and more »

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An anti-Muslim political party in Australia is rebounding

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release) - August 27, 2016

The party helmed by Hanson, who is famous in Australia for her fiery red hair and tortured syntax, has emerged with four seats in the finely balanced Senate, where the ruling Liberal-National coalition lacks a majority and is under huge political ...and more »

Australian PM urges divided Senate to tackle budget deficit

Reuters - August 27, 2016

A downgrade would be a political nightmare after successive governments brandished the rating as a badge of honor. It would also "be a blow to confidence" and could lead to a rash of downgrades for Australian banks and companies, the opposition Labor ...and more »

Australian PM urges divided Senate to tackle budget deficit

Reuters UK - August 27, 2016

A downgrade would be a political nightmare after successive governments brandished the rating as a badge of honor. It would also "be a blow to confidence" and could lead to a rash of downgrades for Australian banks and companies, the opposition Labor ...and more »

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For or against: The Census debate

The Advertiser - August 05, 2016

AGAINSTNick Xenophon..and more »

Nick Xenophon says PM must listen to voter disquiet over globalisation

August 05, 2016

Nick Xenophon says the Turnbull government is fundamentally misguided if it believes a concerted public advocacy effort can turn around a broad-based electoral backlash against globalisation and free trade...and more »

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