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Nick Xenophon
South Australia
Australian Politics

Senate approves urgent investigation into Federal Parliament security

Sydney Morning Herald - March 27, 2015

Parliament House security will be reviewed by a high-powered Senate committee in an effort to reassert parliamentary control over the Abbott government's plans to fortify the national legislature. Independent senator Nick Xenophon and the Labor opposition ...and more »

Japan could build 12 submarines in Adelaide, its former naval chief has revealed

Herald Sun - March 27, 2015

Defence completely stumped by Xenophon's submarine question 7:48. Play video. http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/. Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and the Dept of Defence's Warren King are completely stumped by a question on submarine weapons, which ...

Metadata laws pass parliament

The Australian - March 26, 2015

The Greens, Motoring Enthusiast senator Ricky Muir, Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm and independents Jacqui Lambie, Glenn Lazarus, Nick Xenophon and John Madigan voted against the bill. Family First senator Bob Day was absent from the ...and more »

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Tributes as volunteer Darryl Forbes killed by car at Whyalla Westline Speedway

NEWS.com.au - March 29, 2015

He made a brief comeback about a decade ago, racing a S19 XE Falcon but has since dedicated his weekends to volunteering as a course official at many South Australian rural speedway race meets. Another longtime friend, fellow racer John Burton, posted ...and more »

Freshwater turtles released in South Australia

The New Daily - March 29, 2015

An environment group and university researchers are teaming up to try to stem a sharp decline in turtle numbers in the Riverland of South Australia. Authorities estimate the freshwater turtle population has dropped by as much as 90 per cent over the past four ...and more »

Freshwater turtles released at Lake Bonney in SA Riverland to fight sharp ...

Radio Australia - March 29, 2015

An environment group and university researchers are teaming up to try to stem a sharp decline in turtle numbers in the Riverland of South Australia. Authorities estimate the freshwater turtle population has dropped by as much as 90 per cent over the past four ...and more »

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In search of the 'Abbott factor'

The Australian Financial Review - March 29, 2015

"It's all about Baird," was another common backbench complaint. Outspoken backbenchers have had an extraordinary roll in Australian politics this year. The Liberals' federal collection almost ended Prime Minister Tony Abbott's prime ministership just over a ...and more »

Hockey slams Labor for dirty NSW campaign

Sky News Australia - March 29, 2015

... marginalise foreign investors, at the helm of which was Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. He's told reporters there was an element of xenophobia and racism involved in the NSW Labor campaign that he hadn't seen in more than 20 years in Australian politics.and more »

NSW election 2015: Baird win policy over populism, Scott Morrison says

The Australian - March 29, 2015

The re-election of a reforming government is also good news for Australia. “Under Mike's leadership, New South Wales has returned to being an economic powerhouse. “I look forward to continuing to work with Mike to create jobs, to build the infrastructure ...and more »

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