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Landmark Bill to give take-away and restaurant goers choice to buy Australian seafood

26th March 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, together with Senate colleagues will serve up a Bill today in the Senate for a national country-of-origin food labelling regime for seafood bought in restaurants and take-away shops. The Bill was inspired by Northern Territory laws, which since 2008 have required prepared seafood from overseas...
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Senate Inquiry to look at wine industry

25th March 2015

The $25 million Australian tax-payer funded subsidy of New Zealand wineries via the WET (Wine Equalisation Tax) Rebate is almost certain to be forensically examined following the establishment of a Senate inquiry into the Australian wine sector today. Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, co-sponsored the motion establishing the i...
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National reform needed on retail leasing

19th March 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for national laws to make retail leasing fairer and more transparent for small businesses following alarming evidence to a Senate inquiry. The call followed a Senate inquiry that uncovered exorbitant rents, secret inducements to attract new tenants but mislead the market on property...
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Government's back-down on cutting $900 million from Automotive Transformation Scheme could well be a lemon

10th March 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon, says the Government’s announcement today of reversing its $900 million cut to the automotive sector ‘could backfire unless the Government brings forward $400 million of allocated expenditure in the auto components sector – otherwise we’re still staring at over 100,000 jobs being lost in the nex...
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Government overseeing run-down of naval ship building capacity

4th March 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for the immediate finalisation of a 30-year rolling naval ship building plan so Australia avoids a terminal decline in its naval ship building capacity.   “Our naval ship building stocks are falling rapidly and the industry cannot wait around for a White Paper or a Future Frigates d...
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