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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Calls for serious online gambling reform

ABC Technology and Games - September 02, 2015

... based both in Australia and overseas. The Federal Government has promised to address this in a review before the end of 2015. Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia, has called for the review to be far-reaching. He spoke with RN Drive.and more »

Crownbet spurns live bets as govt reviews online gambling

Sydney Morning Herald - September 02, 2015

Independent senator Nick Xenophon on Wednesday urged the federal government to ban gambling advertising during live sport broadcasts and restrict a controversial online betting loophole as part of an impending review of the IGA. Mr Xenophon said he is ...and more »

Betting overhaul due by year's end

SBS - September 02, 2015

Anti-gambling senator Nick Xenophon believes 14-year-old online gambling laws may as well be 140 years old because they're so outdated. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison will lead a long-awaited review of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act which ...and more »

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University of New South Wales Canberra says students from Queensland fail to ...

Courier Mail - September 02, 2015

Sunshine State students failed to compare to their fellow first-year university students from other states in an analysis of Year 12 students coming to the University of New South Wales Canberra. UNSW Canberra researcher John Arnold said the average ...and more »

University of New South Wales Canberra says students from Queensland fail to ...

The Australian - September 02, 2015

Sunshine State students failed to compare to their fellow first-year university students from other states in an analysis of Year 12 students coming to the University of New South Wales Canberra. UNSW Canberra researcher John Arnold said the average ...and more »

AU: Upgraded bio-security measure to combat fruit fly

FreshPlaza - September 02, 2015

The consortium is a research group with experts from Macquarie University, Primary Industries and Regions SA's Biosecurity SA and South Australian Research and Development Institute divisions, HIA, the CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Flagship, Plant ...and more »

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Old-school political warrior

Business News - September 02, 2015

If asked to name the past century's five most significant Australian political figures, I'd go with Alfred 'Affable' Deakin, William 'Billy' Hughes, Robert 'Bob' Menzies, Robert 'Bob' Hawke, and Bartholomew Augustine 'Bob' Santamaria. How could it be ...

Andrew Barr calls for halt to 'political bunfight' over China free trade deal

The Canberra Times - September 02, 2015

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called for maturity from both sides of politics over Australia's free trade agreement with China, telling Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the union movement to support the deal. Mr Barr said the Abbott government ...and more »

Australian Border Force cuts through the fence of law and due process

Eureka Street (satire) (registration) - September 02, 2015

Operation Fortitude, was to co-star the Victoria Police and the Australian Border Force, but was aborted following bad publicity. Both were responses to the perceived paralysis in Australian politics and public life. The Summit responded to the ...and more »

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Bluesteel III2

Australian Financial Review - Tim Binsted - September 01, 2015

Independent senators Nick Xenophon and John Madigan are drafting legislation that would force the federal government to consider local jobs, rather than just price, when procuring goods and services...and more »

Australian Financial Review - Tim Binstead and Jessica Gardner - August 31, 2015

Medibank Private has softened its demands of Calvary Health Care over who should pay for certain patient complications and hospital readmissions ending an ugly public scrap that lasted for two months...and more »

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