• 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

Coalition still hopeful of tax cut for $50m businesses

The Australian Financial Review - March 27, 2017

Nick Xenophon (centre) dramatically lifted his team's bargaining price on Monday, demanding the government commit to an emissions intensity scheme, while Derryn Hinch (right) is supporting tax relief only for those with a $10 million turnover. Andrew ...and more »

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MPs call on Government to appoint Minister for Young People

ABC Online - March 27, 2017

Nick Xenophon Team's (NXT) Rebekah Sharkie thinks so. Today she and Independent MP Cathy McGowan will submit a motion to the House of Representatives which calls on the government to appoint a “Minister for Young People”. It comes after Ms ...and more »

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Could Nick Xenophon stop Malcolm Turnbull's plan to keep Australian companies from moving offshore?

SmartCompany.com.au - March 27, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he's determined to get the government's 10 year Enterprise Tax Plan passed to prevent companies from leaving Australia due to the high corporate tax rate, but Senator Nick Xenophon could stand in his way to securing ...and more »

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Federal government told to speak to youth, not at them

The Border Mail - March 28, 2017

Indi MP Cathy McGowan and Nick Xenophon Team MPs Rebekha Sharkie and Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore teamed up this week to highlight what they said was an oversight when it came to politicians making decisions for young people in areas like ...

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China-Australia Extradition Treaty Collapses Amid Human Rights Concerns

Huffington Post Australia - March 28, 2017

CANBERRA – The Turnbull Government has shelved plans to enact an extradition treaty with China, under the combined opposition of Labor, the Greens, Nick Xenophon Team, former Liberal senator Cory Bernardi, and a significant cohort of the ...and more »

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'Foolishness' to mess with China extradition deal: Barnaby Joyce

Busselton Dunsborough Mail - March 28, 2017

Senator Bernardi, who defected from the Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench, said concerns about China's legal system and executions should scuttle the deal, while Labor and Senate forces including Nick Xenophon and the Greens are likely to vote to ...and more »

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WATCH LIVE: Holland rips through Redbacks

cricket.com.au - March 28, 2017

A relentless day-three bowling performance from left-arm spinner Jon Holland has South Australia needing a miracle to get back into the Sheffield Shield final in Alice Springs. Holland (5-57) ripped through the Redbacks' top-order in the first two ...and more »

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India v Australia: fourth Test, day four – live!

The Guardian - March 28, 2017

South Australia are in all sorts of trouble in Alice Springs. In reply to Victoria's first innings score of 487 they're 132-6 with Joe Mennie and keeper Alex Carey at the crease. Jon Holland has been the chief destroyer for the Bushrangers. He has 4-39 ...and more »

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Australian Maritime College boss shocked by plan for Adelaide facility

ABC Online - March 28, 2017

The head of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania is shocked that another maritime facility is planned for South Australia, saying the Launceston institution has been "caught in the crossfire". Last week, the Federal Government announced it ...and more »

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