Government must act on Royal Commission
26th November 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, says any Royal Commission into Defence abuse must go beyond the scandal of the ‘ADFA-24’ of the 1990s and include abuse before and after the ADFA 24.
The ADFA 24 scandal involved the alleged rape of 26 female cadets by 24 male cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), the failure ...
Move for ABC Board to front Senate Inquiry
24th November 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, is moving for an urgent Senate Inquiry into the cuts to the ABC as well as a parallel legislative move to alter the ABC Charter.
The proposed cuts will not only see the demise of local editions of the 7.30 program but also the closure of the South Australian television production unit – the la...
Wind protestors welcome back for a cuppa
21st November 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has extended an invite to meet with pro-wind farm protesters who were outside his office this morning.
The protesters were understood to be annoyed that Nick was sponsoring a Senate inquiry into wind farms, including into their economic impact and health effects.
Nick became aware of the prot...
Autism funding fiasco
21st November 2014
A new breakthrough autism centre in Adelaide could be thelast of its type because of a funding anomaly that will leave the world renowned AEIOU Foundation with less funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) than under previous funding arrangements.
The AEIOU Foundation has been operating in Queensland since 2005 and with intensi...
18th November 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has questioned the benefits of the China-Australia free trade agreement, pointing to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures he has collated showing past FTAs have led to relatively worse trade deficits with partner countries.
Senator Xenophon called for an open FTA negotiation process and rea...