No plane sailing at Qantas AGM
24th October 2014
Long time critic of Qantas management and its board, Independent Senator for SA, Nick Xenophon, will be attending the Qantas AGM in Melbourne today (Friday - see details below).
Senator Xenophon recently bought 360 Qantas shares (worth $500) in order to have the right to question CEO Alan Joyce and the board over its record $2.84 billion loss.
Malaysian MPs' plea over ruthless crackdown
21st October 2014
A group of senior Malaysian Opposition MPs are in Parliament House today pleading for Australia to show regional leadership over the Malaysian Government’s ruthless crackdown of its political opponents and the media.
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, is hosting the Opposition MPs at a forum for Australian politicians and diplo...
1st October 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, said evidence given by Defence officials late last night to a Senate Inquiry was “chilling, and a clearest indication yet that a deal with Japan over our subs was imminent”.
Evidence from Defence and DMO to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee indicated:
The Government was not committed ...
29th September 2014
A Senate inquiry into seafood labelling could trigger big reforms impacting not only on the industry, but consumers as well.
The inquiry, by the Senate’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee will be held at the Exhibition Room at the Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont from 9am today.
It was instigated by Independent Senator for South Austr...
New laws curb free speech
26th September 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has written to major Australian media organisations following the passage of the Government’s new security laws in the Senate last night. It is expected the bill will come before the House of Representatives for a vote next week.
Senator Xenophon, who voted against the bill because of its impa...