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To bee or not to bee?

14th April 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has highlighted the threats to Australia’s bee population and their enormous flow-on effects for Australia’s food security. Senator Xenophon successfully moved for a Senate inquiry by the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into the Future of Beekeeping...
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Smart phone app fuels savings

14th April 2014

  Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, called on the competition watchdog to support a new smartphone app that tells motorists where the cheapest fuel can be bought. The MotorMouth app went live this week with thousands of service stations across Sydney, Melbourne, south-east Queensland, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Darwin telling...
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Torpedo SA Subs and you torpedo 10,000 jobs, Xenophon warns

9th April 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, said he was “heartened” by Defence Minister David Johnston’s speech in Canberra this morning that SA will remain the submarine-building hub for the nation, but warned that any downsizing of the project will have “potentially disastrous” consequences for South Australia and for the Government’s...
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Free trade deals risk auto jobs

8th April 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has vowed to vote against the free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea if they don’t allow enough transition time for the struggling automotive sector to safeguard jobs. He will also renew his push for a lower dollar threshold to trigger Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) scrutiny ...
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Government tanks on rainwater promise

2nd April 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has joined with X-Team Upper House MLC John Darley in slamming the Weatherill government for suddenly winding-up the household water tank rebate scheme early, despite $3 million still left in a fund promised by Mike Rann in 2010. Former Premier Mike Rann announced $9.5 million of funding for t...
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