• 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

Health

High quality, easily accessible health care is a fundamental right for all Australians.

Ageing

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

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. 

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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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Australian politics live: Abbott's trip paid for by climate think tank

The Australian - October 23, 2017

His comments follow revelations in The Weekend Australian the government will consider shelving the measure, which has been rejected by the crucial bloc of Nick Xenophon Team senators. “It's no secret we've been in negotiations with the Nick Xenophon ...and more »

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Australian universities remain on edge after government's defeat

Times Higher Education (THE) - October 23, 2017

The Liberal-led government's plan to reduce higher education funding by A$2.8 billion (£1.7 billion) and to increase fees by 7.5 per cent was doomed to failure after the Nick Xenophon Team, which has three cross-bench senators, said that it could not ...

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Nick Xenophon Team senator Stirling Griff accepted flight upgrades, despite leader pushing for business class ban ...

The Advertiser - October 22, 2017

A staunch critic of the perks that come with political life, Senator Xenophon has long called for MPs to be banned from flying business class on flights of two hours or less. Senator Griff's register of interests reveals the duration of each of the ...and more »

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Australian airport security rules target baggage handlers

DeathRattleSports.com - October 23, 2017

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon told ABC radio that more needed to be done to ensure the safety of passengers and workers. Australians would be shocked to learn that “those who have access to aircraft – the baggage handlers, caterers and everyone ...and more »

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Australian politics live: Abbott's trip paid for by climate think tank

The Australian - October 23, 2017

His comments follow revelations in The Weekend Australian the government will consider shelving the measure, which has been rejected by the crucial bloc of Nick Xenophon Team senators. “It's no secret we've been in negotiations with the Nick Xenophon ...and more »

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Aussie Airport Security Changes Have Been Slammed As A 'Joke'

Hit 107 - October 23, 2017

It comes as the Transport Workers Union lobbied alongside pilots and terrorism experts for extra security screenings of employees, including sub-contractors and casuals. However Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has called the changes – which are to ...and more »

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South Australian biotech/life sciences companies to shine at AusBiotech 2017 conference

The Advertiser - October 23, 2017

Some of the local companies making a global impact include Australian sharemarket listed entities Bionomics, Mayne Pharma, LBT Limited and RHS. The services space also has success stories like CPR Pharma, spun out of University of South Australia in ...

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'Spine chilling screams' of a teenage girl in a 'Jaws-like' shark attack in Australia

Telegraph.co.uk - October 23, 2017

Sarah Williams was tossed into the air when a shark hit her kayak while paddling alongside her family in the state of South Australia. As the predator repeatedly circled and hit the kayak, she was hauled onto a boat by her brother, who lifted her over ...and more »

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10000 full-time jobs replaced by part-times roles in South Australia between 2011 and 2016, Census data show

The Advertiser - October 23, 2017

Across Australia, the number of domestic cleaners grew by 130 per cent to 37,000. Other fast-growing occupation included early childhood teacher and enrolled and mothercraft nurses. The biggest industry in the state is now the 110,000-strong “Health ...and more »

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