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Plea bargain overhaul will avoid bargain basement justice

26th September 2016

Senator Nick Xenophon and his SA Parliamentary colleague John Darley MLC will both be moving for sweeping legislative changes to state and federal legislation to give victims of crime real rights in the plea bargaining proces.
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RELAX DOLE RULES TO GIVE AUSSIES A CHANCE TO WORK ON FARMS

20th September 2016

Senator Nick Xenophon and his colleague for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, have called for an urgent change to ‘inflexible and punitive’ welfare rules that are currently discouraging young unemployed Australians from doing seasonal work on farms. The move, if implemented, will alleviate the looming labour crisis on farms this summer because of the Governments backpacker tax.
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SENATE INQUIRY INTO DAIRY CRISIS 'ESSENTIAL FOR LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS'

16th September 2016

The Senate Economics References Committee will inquire into Australia’s dairy industry after a motion co-sponsored by Senators Jacqui Lambie and Nick Xenophon was passed this week.
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GOVERNMENT AGAIN FAILS TO COMMIT TO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF LOCAL CONTENT FOR SUB BUILD

15th September 2016

The Government has again failed to commit to a minimum level of local industry involvement for the Future Submarines project, during Senate Question Time.
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