• PMA 2009

    Senator for South Australia

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My colleagues and I look forward to being a strong voice for South Australia. We're all about taking a common sense approach to issues and not being driven by political ideologies.

We believe that government and elected members should be there for the people, and not their own self interests.

My Portfolios

Ageing

Australia is a prosperous country built on the contribution of older Australians. Our ageing population deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. 

Upcoming portfolio legislation/Inquiries:

Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016

Local Government

Local government plays a necessary and important role in Australia's system of government but it must do so in an efficient and effective manner. 

We must ensure that local government is fully accountable to the public, that services aren't duplicated at other levels of government, and that these services are delivered quickly and efficiently.

Small Business

As Australia's largest employing sector, small business makes a significant contribution to Australia's economy. 

Tourism

Tourism is growing three times faster than the Australian economy, and every tourist dollar generates 87 cents in other parts of the economy. 

South Australia must continue to strive to meet its tourism targets, and ensure that it increases its share of national visitors. We must also refocus tourism and the arts to contribute to the vibrancy of regional Australia.

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Nick Xenophon urges Budget bank levy to be extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Xenophon backs tax on foreign banks

The West Australian - May 21, 2017

Key crossbencher Nick Xenophon wants Labor to side with him and get the government's bank levy extended to foreign banks as well as the five biggest Australian institutions. The South Australian senator, who leads the Nick Xenophon Team's Senate trio, ...and more »

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Press 1 for Canberra's bank levy excuses

The Australian - May 22, 2017

Now, as the Labor Party and the Nick Xenophon Team push to broaden the tax's application to foreign banks, it's to encourage domestic competition. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told ABC Radio this morning that there was no plan to include foreign ...and more »

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Mr X wants Budget levy extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Big banks dodge ratings cut, despite risk of 'sharp correction'

The Sydney Morning Herald - May 22, 2017

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has made his support for the government's new bank levy conditional on the tax applying to foreign banks. S&P on Monday pointed to the risk of a "sharp correction" in house prices as it cut the credit ratings of 23 ...and more »

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Federal Labor 'tries to block scrutiny' of state party over Oakden

The Australian - May 22, 2017

Although the motion raised by independent senator Nick Xenophon was passed with the support of the Coalition, Senator Xenophon yesterday said federal Labor's decision to try to block it was “curious and unusual” and he questioned whether there was any ...

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Three SA residents escape house fire

Yahoo7 News - May 24, 2017

A child and a teenager are being treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in South Australia. Eight firefighters put out the blaze within five minutes in the front bedroom of a Laverstock Rd home in Elizabeth North about 7pm on Wednesday.and more »

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Watchdog warns poor IT system puts care kids at risk

The Advertiser - May 24, 2017

Opposition Deputy Leader Vickie Chapman said it was “simply not acceptable that the agency charged with caring for South Australia's most vulnerable children does not even keep a record of the circumstances around their deaths”. The Child Protection ...

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Liberals pledge $9m for literacy

The Advertiser - May 24, 2017

Mr Marshall said the conduct of SACE exams for student with learning difficulties would also be reviewed, and the Opposition “want our schools to be the best in Australia”. “With a strong foundation in literacy, everything else follows,” Mr Marshall said.and more »

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