Government backs vital carbon amendments
30th October 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, today welcomed the support of the Government and a number of cross benchers for his four key climate amendments that will make a real difference in cutting Australia’s carbon emissions.
Senator Xenophon has worked for several months with climate experts and Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s off...
No plane sailing at Qantas AGM
24th October 2014
Long time critic of Qantas management and its board, Independent Senator for SA, Nick Xenophon, will be attending the Qantas AGM in Melbourne today (Friday - see details below).
Senator Xenophon recently bought 360 Qantas shares (worth $500) in order to have the right to question CEO Alan Joyce and the board over its record $2.84 billion loss.
Malaysian MPs' plea over ruthless crackdown
21st October 2014
A group of senior Malaysian Opposition MPs are in Parliament House today pleading for Australia to show regional leadership over the Malaysian Government’s ruthless crackdown of its political opponents and the media.
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, is hosting the Opposition MPs at a forum for Australian politicians and diplo...
1st October 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, said evidence given by Defence officials late last night to a Senate Inquiry was “chilling, and a clearest indication yet that a deal with Japan over our subs was imminent”.
Evidence from Defence and DMO to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee indicated:
The Government was not committed ...
29th September 2014
A Senate inquiry into seafood labelling could trigger big reforms impacting not only on the industry, but consumers as well.
The inquiry, by the Senate’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee will be held at the Exhibition Room at the Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont from 9am today.
It was instigated by Independent Senator for South Austr...