Home affordability: a Super idea
28th July 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, will introduce legislative changes in the Spring session of parliament to allow first home buyers to access their superannuation savings to pay a house deposit.
Such a scheme successfully operates in Canada, called Home Buyers’ Plan, leading to improved housing affordability.
At a Senate Econo...
Referendum push on pokies
25th July 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, and his state colleague John Darley MLC will jointly push for a referendum and plebiscite at the next state and federal elections on pokies.
At a state level John Darley will push for a referendum that will ask the question whether pokies should be phased out of pubs and clubs within five year...
21st July 2014
An urgent Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding industry – employing over 15,000 direct jobs – will kick-off in Canberra this morning.
Today’s hearing will focus on last month’s decision by the Government to shut out Australian ship builders – including Adelaide’s ASC – from tendering to build two Nav...
Anniversary of international law finding on Occupied Palestinian Territories
15th July 2014
A forum in Parliament House will tonight mark the tenth anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) finding that Israel’s settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank are illegal.
Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon will jointly host the event with Federal Parliamentary Friends of Palestine co-chairs Maria Vamvakino...
14th July 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for the re-opening of a "deeply flawed" DMO (Defence Materiel Organisation) tender process that saw an iconic Aussie boot maker miss out on a crucial up-to 20,000-pairs-a-year pair contract (for up to five years) for the Australian Defence Force.
And Senator Xenophon, along with Vic...