Nick Xenophon

Govt considering welfare testing delay

Plans to drug test unemployed welfare recipients could be pushed back at least several months, with just weeks remaining to secure a parliamentary …

Nick Xenophon Team

Another one bites the dust: NXT Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore quits over dual citizenship

The dual-citizenship fiasco has claimed a ninth victim with Nick Xenophon Team Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore quitting after discovering she is in …

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Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Labor and Greens accuse the government of running scared of a vote on a banking royal commission before byelection return new members<p>The government has canned the penultimate sitting week of the House of Representatives, in a move Labor and the Greens interpret as a bid to prevent embarrassing …


The young staffer who saved the postal survey and gave Australia marriage equality

The path to this week's resounding "yes" vote was lined with roadblocks, villains and unlikely heroes.


Citizenship referendum needed

by David Leyonhjelm<p>A common complaint about politicians is that too many are beige. That is, they have limited experience outside the political …

David Leyonhjelm

SA Government dumps controversial bank tax

The SA Government has dumped its controversial bank tax, which was fiercely opposed by the major banks, the Opposition and the business community.<p>The …

Jay Weatherill

Patrick urges review for citizenship laws

Soon-to-be South Australian Senator Rex Patrick has called for the Australian constitution to revisited in the light of the citizenship crisis …

New Zealand

Think for Yourself: Should Lottoland be banned?

<b>Is Lottoland just another form of gambling o</b>lobby group<b>r is it something more nefarious? IA critical thinker John Turnbull investigates.</b><p>If you’re one …

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The scourge of online betting ads has become a national disgrace

Has Australia reached ‘peak punt’?If the amount of gambling advertising seen during the Melbourne Cup carnival is anything to go by, clearly not.The …

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PM tells Rebekha Sharkie she may need to go to high court over British citizenship

Nick Xenophon Team MP says Turnbull told her in phone call that her renunciation may not have been completed in time<p>Malcolm Turnbull advised Rebekha Sharkie she might have to refer herself to the high court because her renunciation of British citizenship was not effective by the date she nominated …

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Extreme right Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual encounter with 14-y/o girl

A US Senate by-election will be held in Alabama on 12 December, caused by the resignation of Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to become Trump’s …


SA politics big three share stage

South Australia's three political heavyweights have come together for the first time, ramping up pre-election posturing more than four months from …

Nick Xenophon Team

SA Liberals would scrap controversial EPAS electronic patient record system if elected

South Australia's Opposition Leader would pull the plug on the rollout of the state's controversial electronic patient records system if elected next …

Medical Technology

The Postal Survey Is Over But The Fight For Marriage Equality Isn’t

The postal survey is now done. The ABS is no longer receiving new survey forms and the last few were delivered by hand this afternoon to ABS offices …


SA politics gets personal for Xenophon

A candidate for the South Australian upper house has launched a personal attack on former senator Nick Xenophon, with whom she says she had a seven …

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Xenophon ‘controlling, manipulative’ — ex partner

Jenny Low made the explosive claims during the launch of the Advance SA party on Friday, where she claimed Mr Xenophon, then 48, abused his position …


Nick Xenophon rejects ex’s claims he was ‘manipulative and controlling’

Former senator Nick Xenophon has dismissed claims his seven-year relationship with a former staffer was “manipulative and controlling”.<p>Jenny Low …

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Nick Xenophon rejects ex-girlfriend's allegations of 'manipulative' behaviour

Jenny Low, who has rejected suggestions she is speaking out for political gain, accuses former senator of acting inappropriately during ‘secret’ relationship<p>Former Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon has been forced to reject allegations he acted inappropriately during a long-term “secret” …

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Xenophon ex enters politics, rounds on maverick senator

A former partner of Nick Xenophon has accused the SA Best leader of being "manipulative and controlling" during their seven-year relationship -- as …

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Dual to the Death!

Here is a news story that will make no sense whatsoever to anyone who is not Australian - and, indeed, shouldn't really make any sense even if you …

David Leyonhjelm

SA politics gets personal for Xenophon Yahoo7 News

A candidate for the South Australian upper house has launched a personal attack on former senator Nick Xenophon, with whom she says she had a seven …

Australian News

Dual citizenship crisis: The Government's own goals keep mounting up

Federal politics right now resembles a shapeless game of under-6 soccer.<p>The ball is a rolling crisis lurching back and forth, chased around by a pack …

Australian News

Media Statement 3 Nov

<b>Statement from Nick Xenophon & Connie Bonaros re claims made by Jenny Low at Advance SA party launch 3 November 2017.</b><p><b>Nick Xenophon:</b><p>I am deeply …

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Politics needs a reality check

Scott Morrison insists it's time for a reality check.<p>"Australians are more interested in their jobs than people's genealogies," the Treasurer …

Australian News

SA election candidate attacks Nick Xenophon over 'manipulative' relationship

A former partner of Nick Xenophon, who is running as a candidate in next year's South Australian election, has used the launch of her campaign to …

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Three in four support welfare drug tests

Three in four voters back the Turnbull government's plan to drug test unemployed welfare recipients.

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Nick Xenophon resigns

Nick Xenophon has just resigned from the Senate in order to contest the seat of Hartley in the March, 2018 South Australian election.<p>He has tended …

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Xenophon quits Senate for SA politics bid

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has officially resigned from the Senate.

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Nick Xenophon names replacement and says he'll stay on as party leader

NXT to be renamed SA Best and be joined by former submariner and Xenophon adviser Rex Patrick as leader officially resigns<p>Nick Xenophon has resigned from the Senate after his principal adviser, Rex Patrick, was chosen to replace him although Xenophon himself will stay on as the party’s federal …

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Nick Xenophon to be replaced in Senate by staffer at centre of submarine furore

It is not known if the Australian government ultimately removed his defence security clearance, which he held from his work with the navy. It's …

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