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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Personalised politics: when the leader's word is law

Sydney Morning Herald - April 16, 2015

Another week, another personal party. News that John Madigan is setting up his own "Manufacturing and Farming Party" follows hot on the heels of Jacqui Lambie's "Network". The newcomers will be in good company, joining the Nick Xenophon Team, ...

Govt biased against submarines: Xenophon - April 16, 2015

A key South Australian senator has taken umbrage with the exclusion of submarines from a government-commissioned review of shipbuilding. "It either shows gross incompetence on the part of the government or a reckless indifference (as to) whether the ...

Xenophon rues “ignored” law that could have saved Chloe

InDaily - April 15, 2015

Adelaide | The architect of the contentious section of the Children's Protection Act that has put the Weatherill Government on a collision course with the state Coroner was now-Senator Nick Xenophon – and he says he's “sick to his stomach” that the law was ...and more »

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Woman critical after SA car accident - April 20, 2015

An elderly woman remains in a critical condition in hospital following a three-car accident in South Australia's mid north which closed the Augusta Highway for several hours. Six people were injured when the vehicles collided about 10km north of Lochiel ...and more »

Lincoln Ukulele Band first birthday party

Lincolnshire Echo - April 20, 2015

Two hundred ukulele players have performed in a live link-up to Lincoln's twin town in South Australia, Port Lincoln. Bands from across the East Midlands this afternoon joined together at Bishop Grosseteste University and played Sloop John B and Dedicated ...

Two people with life-threatening injuries after major crash in South Australia

Yahoo7 News - April 20, 2015

Three people have been flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after a three-vehicle crash in South Australia's Mid North on Sunday afternoon. Two of those taken by the retrieval helicopter have life-threatening injuries, while the other patient is in a serious ...and more »

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Newspoll: Weatherill forecast bright as Libs fail to make ground

The Australian - April 20, 2015

As foreshadowed by The Australian in December, Mr Weatherill has this year sought to seize the agenda with a series of “bold” policy announcements, including a royal commission into a nuclear energy industry, even as economic indicators continue to ...and more »

Julie Bishop: Foreign Minister's Iranian bazaar walk a bizarre sight for Tehran ...

Sydney Morning Herald - April 19, 2015

Tehran: The sight of a politician smiling and chatting with people on a march though an Australian shopping mall is a staple of political campaigns. However, for the crowds jammed along the narrow alleys of Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, the sudden ...and more »

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop opens asylum seeker talks with Iran

Sydney Morning Herald - April 19, 2015

"I believed it was time for an Australian foreign minister to be in Iran," she told reporters. Her visit follows what has been seen as a potential breakthrough this month in nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers – and is a rarity for any Western politician.and more »

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