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...
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...
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...