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Mr X: Labor attack ads are 'killing me'

The Advertiser - July 18, 2016

In diaries published on Monday, Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Labor Senate Leader Penny Wong discussed their concerns about the rise of the independent senator's Nick Xenophon Team. Amid speculation that the NXT could win several lower ...and more »

Senator Nick Xenophon thought Labor attack ads were 'killing me', election campaign diary reveals

NEWS.com.au - July 18, 2016

In diaries published on Monday, Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Labor Senate Leader Penny Wong discussed their concerns about the rise of the independent senator's Nick Xenophon Team. Amid speculation that the NXT could win several lower ...

Pyne's election diary reveals the NXT threat

The Advertiser - July 17, 2016

LIBERAL reinforcements were brought in from interstate during the final days of the federal election campaign to help Industry Minister Christopher Pyne see off the Nick Xenophon Team threat in his seat of Sturt. The Advertiser today begins the ...

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State becomes canary without a coalmine

The Advertiser - July 24, 2016

Yep, South Australia is leading the nation all right – but not in a good way. The power supply and pricing crisis has sparked national debate as other states begin to realise that what has unfolded in SA will happen to the rest of the country if they ...

Top-level plan to tackle domestic violence

The Advertiser - July 23, 2016

ABORIGINAL South Australians made up 15.6 per cent of domestic violence victims in 2014-15 but only 2.3 per cent of the general population. REGIONAL cities such as Coober Pedy, Port Pirie and Port Augusta, and suburbs in Adelaide's north feature most ...and more »

All that remains of 'Blackburn's battlefield'

The Advertiser - July 23, 2016

Dirt mounds, car tyres and discarded plastic drink bottles mark the site of South Australia's Pozieres heroes. Here, a few hundred metres off a main strip bumper to bumper with pilgrims' coaches, is our Pozieres ground zero. Here the men of the ...and more »

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Queenslanders get real time political donations: No excuses, Mr Turnbull!

Independent Australia - July 23, 2016

With Queensland moving to electronic real time disclosure for political donations, Turnbull must now follow suit to address the widening trust deficit. Professor Colleen Lewis ​from Monash University reports. AT LONG last, Australia has a government ...and more »

How Pauline Hanson changes politics through fear

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - July 23, 2016

As a comprehensive recounting of the events in the academic journal The Australian Journal of Politics and History at the end of that year described it, Howard's apparent endorsement had “the effect of unleashing a torrent of right-wing prejudice ...and more »

Politics abroad: Roll up to the greatest political circuses

The Australian - July 23, 2016

Australia, sadly, is not on it, perhaps because Boris is actually, as in factually, an honorary Australian (the award was bestowed on him by the Australia Day Foundation in Britain last year), but all of Africa is coloured yellow for insulted, as is ...

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Election 2016: Nick Xenophon intends to 'drag both parties to the centre'

June 19, 2016

Potential kingmaker Nick Xenophon has named his policy priorities for negotiation with Labor or Liberal to form a government after the July 2 election...and more »

Why the Nick Xenophon party is against free trade fundamentalism

June 11, 2016

Originally published in The Australian Financial Review, 9 June 2016..and more »

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