Senate committee to consider Carly's Law
3rd March 2014
The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee will today consider the need for laws to protect minors from predators misrepresenting their age online and seeking to arrange physical meetings.
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, who introduced the bill late last year, said it was his third attempt to get suppo...
Qantas scandal: judicial inquiry a must
27th February 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for an independent judicial inquiry into Qantas. The call follows Qantas’ announcement today of the loss of 5,000 jobs (about one in six jobs at the airline), and a massive $252 million half-yearly loss.
“Alan Joyce and the Qantas Board have brought one of the world’s great airlines...
Supermarket giants can't be trusted
25th February 2014
News that the ACCC has launched Federal Court proceedings against Coles and Woolworths for allegedly breaking the agreement to limit fuel shopper dockets to 4 cents a litre has prompted a renewed push for legislative change.
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has been a long-time campaigner against the fuel shopper dockets for ...
Flag laws at half mast
24th February 2014
It was revealed in a Senate Estimates committee hearing this morning that the Australian flag flying over Parliament House doesn’t have to be made in Australia. Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon and DLP Senator for Victoria John Madigan will be introducing legislation mandating any Australian flags flown over Commonwealth buildi...
Move to close fracking loophole
12th February 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, will move amendments to the Government’s Environment Legislation Amendment Bill to prevent fracking from taking place where there will be an impact on water resources.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act already prohibits coal seam gas and large coal mining development...