Nick Xenophon Team


Poker machines

The poker machines industry is an industry based on exploitation and greed. No matter how powerful and cashed up the pokies lobby is, the fact is most Australians want to see sensible practical reforms to curb the damage caused by pokies.

Selling the farm

Foreign investment clearly can play an important role in developing Australia's economy. But the issue is that the current foreign investment rules are too lax and too vague to protect the national interest. Australia needs to be aware of how much of our agricultural land...

Australia's grocery sector

There isn’t another country in the world where the supermarket industry is so concentrated. This level of market concentration is ultimately bad for competition and for consumers. Australia needs: A mandatory industry code of conduct that covers the entire supply chain, from supermarkets through to...

Water security

Let's not beat around the bush on this one. When it comes to water, South Australia is incredibly vulnerable. I make no apology for holding up the Rudd Government's $42billion stimulus package for 24 hours in order to negotiate a better outcome on water --...

Climate change

When it comes to climate change, the very least we can do is to give the planet the benefit of the doubt. That said, I don't support the carbon tax introduced by the Federal Government, nor do I support the Opposition's 'direct action' plan. Both...