• 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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Port Augusta plays host to the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN

The Transcontinental - June 27, 2017

Senator Stirling Griff, of the Nick Xenophon Team, was joined by his interstate colleagues as Port Augusta played host to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network. The committee heard from local organisations in an ...

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Gonski 2.0 is a win for the Coalition on school policy, if not politics

The Guardian - June 24, 2017

The most ridiculous thing about the school funding bill that became law just before 2am on Friday morning is the fact that most of the parliament agree on the basic principle at its heart. The Coalition, Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team, One ...

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Senate nod for Gonski changes

Illawarra Mercury - June 23, 2017

The Gonski 2.0 plan passed with the support of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, the Nick Xenophon Team and crossbench Senators Derryn Hinch, Jacqui Lambie and Lucy Gichuhi 34 votes to 31. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the vote was ''an ...and more »

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ASIC's Medcraft has no regrets on CPA Advice | Money Management

Money Management - June 28, 2017

Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairman, Greg Medcraft has defended helping launch CPA Advice claiming getting accountants into the ...and more »

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Crossbencher to pursue contempt changes

The Australian - June 28, 2017

"There needs to be a more nuanced approach that upholds the independence of the judiciary, the dignity of the court, maintains robustly the separation of powers but also balances that against public debate and freedom of speech," Senator Xenophon told ...and more »

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Nick Xenophon in push for contempt law overhaul

The Australian - June 27, 2017

Senator Xenophon said he believed the incident had led to concerns in the community that the balance between freedom of speech and the law of contempt needed to be reviewed. “It is 30 years since the Law Reform Commission recommended reform to the ...and more »

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Snow, hail and 'unbelievably severe frost': Australia's east coast to be hit with 'extreme winter weather' with ...

Daily Mail - June 28, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne are in for a chilly weekend as cold fronts sweep across Australia's east coast sending temperatures plummeting. Forecasters have predicted 'extreme winter weather' and 'unbelievably severe frost' will hit much of New South Wales, ...and more »

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ANZ Bank CEO wards off copycat taxes

The Australian Financial Review - June 28, 2017

On Wednesday evening Mr Elliott sent an email to all ANZ employees where he laid out the banks opposition to the tax and how it raised economic risks for South Australian businesses. "While we reluctantly accepted the federal government's bank levy ...and more »

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Australia set to become the most expensive country for electricity in the world as bills surge by 18 per cent

Daily Mail - June 28, 2017

An Australian state is set to overtake Denmark as the most expensive place for electricity bills in the world, according to an expert. South Australian residents are set to pay the most in the world for electricity after an economics expert said ...and more »

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