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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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It's time for proper labelling and testing of imported food

26th February 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, said “it’s time” for the major parties to back meaningful country-of-origin food labelling and import safety standards.   Speaking at a joint press conference with Bob Katter MP, Senator Xenophon backed today’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce as “a good start” but said both...
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Alan Joyce must open Qantas' books

26th February 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has again called on Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to open the airline’s books and come clean with shareholders about how the airline has suddenly become profitable. He has also queried whether previous statements by Qantas on the state of their books led to ‘mum and dad’ investors making decisions to ...
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Fed Govt's 'war on red tape' leaves Aussie actors and crew as collateral damage

24th February 2015

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, today joins with noted Australian film and television actors John Howard, Susie Porter and Geoff Morrell, to oppose any abolition of the protections for Australians employed in tax-payer supported films and television productions. The Government has ordered a review of the subclass 420 visa, u...
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Memo to the PM: stop dudding us on subs

20th February 2015

The PM should stop treating Australians, and South Australians in particular, like mugs when it comes to the $20 billion Future Submarine project, says Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon. Senator Xenophon was responding to the Federal Government’s ‘announcement’ on the Future Submarine project today, setting up a ‘competitive ev...
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