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Nick Xenophon
Australia

Hanson, Xenophon parties show minor parties need more scrutiny

The Australian - May 26, 2017

Nick Xenophon Team — which, like One Nation, has three senators but also holds a lower house seat — has an unusual constitutional structure. Power is disproportionately vested in Nick Xenophon, with lay members extremely limited in the collective ...and more »

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Mr X wants Budget levy extended to foreign banks

The Advertiser - May 23, 2017

Senator Xenophon says the 0.06 per cent levy should also apply to foreign banks operating here, even if their liabilities are held overseas. “I would urge the Opposition and other non-government senators to support this. Why should big foreign banks ...and more »

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Big banks dodge ratings cut, despite risk of 'sharp correction'

The Sydney Morning Herald - May 22, 2017

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has made his support for the government's new bank levy conditional on the tax applying to foreign banks. S&P on Monday pointed to the risk of a "sharp correction" in house prices as it cut the credit ratings of 23 ...and more »

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ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match between Australia and Pakistan abandoned due to rain

The Indian Express - May 29, 2017

The ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match between Australia and Pakistan has been washed out. Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first. The toss itself was delayed for well over an hour. It was later decided that the match would be reduced to ...and more »

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Great White Shark Leaps Into Australia Fisherman's Boat

NBCNews.com - May 29, 2017

"I just caught a blur coming in the corner of me eye … and this thing hit me in the forearm, spun me round and knocked me off me feet," Selwood told the Australia Broadcasting Corporation. He recounted scrambling to safety as the shark was "thrashing ...

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Australian fisherman 'stunned' after great white shark launches itself into boat

USA TODAY - May 29, 2017

An Australian fisherman was injured over the weekend after a massive great white shark launched itself into his boat. Terry Selwood, 73, was fishing off the coast of Evans Head in New South Wales when the 8.8-foot-long shark flung itself into his boat ...and more »

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