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Dec 12, 2014

Party time: will Xenophon be able to launch a national brand?

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has announced plans to form his own political party. But will his popularity in South Australia translate to a national party? Freelance journalist Casey Briggs reports from South Australia.

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon announced plans on Sunday to launch a new political party called NXT (short for Nick Xenophon Team), targeting the “sensible centre”. With renewed interest in minor parties, Xenophon’s move has attracted a lot of media attention. But South Australians know he has tried this before — and the results were not always successful.

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  1. Norman Hanscombe

    Nick Xenophon is a past master of stagecraft. Most Australians first heard of him with his superb duo appearance with a goat on the steps of the S.A. Parliament.
    He was far more astute than an S.A. politician I admired more, Liberal Senator Doug Hannaford who was of significant assistance when I was involved in the Anti-Viet Nam War Mobilisation.
    More recently, however, when I sought Xenophon’s assistance, I was advised he was ‘unable’ to help.

  2. Adam Gilbert

    I think he is hoping that people confuse him with Scott Ludlam and vote for him by accident?…

    “That dark-haired guy from the West” (or at least not from the Eastern States)…

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