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Renewed push for international credits to combat climate change

23rd December 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has renewed his push for the Government to adopt his amendment for a strategic reserve of international emissions units as a “back up” following predictions that Australia was unlikely to meet its emissions reduction target. Senator Xenophon wants to see a strategic reserve involving no more ...
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Incentives driving Coles' caustic culture

23rd December 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for board members to bear their share of responsibility for the $10 million fine imposed on Coles for unconscionable conduct. He is also proposing changes to consumer law to allow courts to impose greater fines and penalties where incentives drove breaches of the law. Yesterday’s F...
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Coles takes corporate behaviour down, down

22nd December 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has responded to the Federal Court’s decision that Coles acted unconscionably towards up to 200 suppliers by calling for the passage of his bill to give courts the power to break up companies that abuse market power. “This case is a tipping point for Australia’s supermarket duopoly, which cont...
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Cabinet reshuffle could spell bad news for South Australia

21st December 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has expressed serious concerns that today’s federal cabinet re-shuffle could be bad news for South Australia.“Our state faces a manufacturing set-back, and with significant defence contracts expected to be sent overseas that will be a further blow to the state.” Nick said.“Despite his incredul...
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Call for inquiry in aftermath of Sydney siege

19th December 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for a full, independent and transparent inquiry, with broad terms of reference and the powers of a Royal Commission, following the Martin Place siege and its tragic aftermath. Senator Xenophon said that there were “many unanswered questions” that go beyond the tragic events that unf...
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Nick's tweets

The Wrath of Grapes: in Riverland - wine grape growers facing crippling below-cost offers for harvest, equates to 20c a bottle - a travesty
22 Jan
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