Qantas faces ACCC probe over 'misleading' fuel surcharges
9th December 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called on the competition watchdog to investigate Qantas over its “bogus” fuel surcharge following CEO Alan Joyce’s refusal to drop the hated charge in line with falling oil prices.
“Qantas brought in this charge more than decade ago, it said because of rising fuel prices. Mr Joyce must ac...
Super idea: AGMs for super funds
8th December 2014
In the wake of David Murray’s Financial System Inquiry, Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, foreshadowed changes to superannuation legislation to force super funds to hold AGMs.
Currently there is no requirement for a super fund to hold an AGM to allow its members to question the board about the fund’s performance.
Aviation safety failure
3rd December 2014
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for a major shake-up of Australia’s air accident investigation system after an independent review found systemic problems with the botched investigation of the Pel-Air ditching off Norfolk Island in 2009.
Senator Xenophon called for the removal of head of the Australian Transport Sa...
ABC admits closing Adelaide television unit not about savings
1st December 2014
In a Senate Estimates hearing this morning, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott admitted the savings from killing-off the South Australian television production unit, with the loss of 22 jobs, will be shifted sideways to online news production in the eastern states.
Mr Scott admitted that the funds secured from the Adelaide closure - the last remainin...
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 ...