• 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


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. 


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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Stirling Griff

The Advertiser, Letters to the Editor, February 28, 2017

The Advertiser - February 27, 2017

TODAY, readers discuss the state of the state; the upcoming International Epilepsy Awareness Day; Senator Nick Xenophon and the sale of the Union Hotel. Going backwards. WITH advancing age, my mind sometimes wanders to the happy days of my youth ...

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Call for Brandis to explain Bell role

Business News - February 27, 2017

Four senators, Labor's Penny Wong, Greens leader Richard Di Natale and crossbenchers Derryn Hinch and Nick Xenophon, have written to the attorney seeking a statement be made tomorrow, when he appears at a Senate estimates hearing. In November ...and more »

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Labor and Greens' bid to protect penalty rates opposed by crossbench

The Guardian - February 26, 2017

Labor will push ahead this week with a bill preventing penalty rate cuts that reduce take-home pay. However crossbench senators oppose moves by Labor and the Greens that they say interfere with the independence of the industrial umpire. Nick Xenophon ...and more »

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NXT senators Xenophon and Griff contribute $250000 each towards election campaign

ABC Online - February 01, 2017

Figures revealed by the Australian Electoral Commission show senators Nick Xenophon and Stirling Griff each contributed $250,000 towards their party's election campaign. The release of political parties' annual returns also shows that Optical ...and more »

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Stirling Griff: Broadband internet needs to be covered by a universal service obligation, like landlines and payphones

The Advertiser - January 13, 2017

These are issues that need to be considered as the rollout of the NBN's infrastructure escalates and as more premises across Australia are connected. Senator Stirling Griff is the communications spokesman for the Nick Xenophon Team and a member of the ...and more »

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Senator Griff's Jewish roots

Australian Jewish News - October 19, 2016

SOUTH Australian Jewish senator Stirling Griff revealed during his maiden speech in Parliament last week that his family had originated in a small village in Lithuania, where all the Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Reflecting on his forebears ...

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