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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Shipbuilding facing disaster: Xenophon

Yahoo!7 News - July 21, 2014

Independent senator Nick Xenophon fears the shipbuilding industry will face a "valley of death" without a steady flow of Defence contracts. He has described as extraordinary a decision by the federal government to limit a $1.5 billion tender for two RAN ships, ...and more »

Hospital visit for ill Xenophon

Courier Mail - July 17, 2014

INDEPENDENT senator Nick Xenophon has been released from hospital where he was taken for tests after feeling unwell at Parliament House. AFTER arriving at work on Wednesday Senator Xenophon started feeling "uncomfortable" during a mid-morning ...

Hospital visit for ill Senator Nick Xenophon

Sydney Morning Herald - July 17, 2014

Independent senator Nick Xenophon has been released from hospital where he was taken for tests after feeling unwell at Parliament House. After arriving at work on Wednesday Senator Xenophon started feeling "uncomfortable" during a mid-morning ...and more »

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Australian Southeast Seen Drier as El Nino Predicted for Harvest

Businessweek - July 24, 2014

The chance of below-median rainfall between August and October is more than 60 percent in southern New South Wales, most of Victoria and South Australia's far southeast, the Bureau of Meteorology said today. Most of Queensland has an equal chance of ...and more »

Australian housing values vulnerable to rise in interest rates

ABC Online - July 24, 2014

However, the report warns that all of Australia's housing markets, except South Australia, would be overvalued if interest rates rose back to normal levels and pushed up mortgage repayments. Moody's estimates the normal cash rate at 4.5 per cent, ...and more »

Halls Head Football Club duo selected for state country team

Mandurah Mail - July 24, 2014

“All players selected were really enthusiastic about the game and proud to be representing their state,” he said. “We owe South Australia a couple, so the boys are looking forward to getting over there and giving it a crack.” The WACFL versus SACFL game will ...

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AUSTRALIAN FM: ARMENIAN CASE NOT GENOCIDE

Daily Sabah - July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop informed the Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance (ATA-Australia) that it was Australian foreign policy not to define the Armenian case as genocide, and that it was unconstitutional for Australian ... ATA-Australia collaboration is a part of a broader Anglo-Turkish Diaspora Cooperation Program in which Turks in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Jersey share best practices based on a common jurisprudential and political ...

Athletes and politics: A perfect match

The Roar - July 24, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Beau Ryan, he of Cronulla Sharks and Footy Show fame, shared his thoughts on the current state of Australian politics. Within 15 minutes, likely following a call from Rabbits Warren explaining that it wasn't a good look to suggest Tony ...and more »

Australian senator: I like them rich, silent and 'well hung'

DigitalJournal.com - July 23, 2014

"I'm just a bit concerned because you're so young, I'm not sure you'd be able to handle Jacqui Lambie," the outspoken politician, who served a decade in Australia's armed forces, said. The senator then asked: "Are you well-hung?" "Like a donkey," he replied, ...

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