Topic archives: Nick Xenophon

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘I fucking well will get my picture in the paper tomorrow, Derryn!’

March 29, 2018 16

Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what was Xenophon thinking?

March 22, 2018 19

Derryn Hinch argues Nick Xenophon shouldn't have believed his own publicity in the SA election.

Victory declared in war on third parties

March 19, 2018 5

Pundits have declared victory in the war on third parties. But if they go home, they'll find the same challenge returning again to haunt politics.

Poll Bludger: has Xenophon run out of steam?

March 9, 2018 8

After looking like he was going steamroll his way into South Australian parliament, SA Best seems to have lost significant momentum as campaign attrition takes its tole.

Xenophon in political limbo along with a major chunk of SA voters

March 6, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST isn't a minor party -- but it's virtually impossible for it to be a major one either. Which is bad news for the voters it will attract.

Rundle: Tasmania could soon be Woolworths’ island

March 1, 2018 8

Woolworths' pokies push strategy in Tasmania may sound dull and irrelevant but it will have national ramifications.

Good value is running out the door!

February 21, 2018 1

Limelight revived by investors … 2day FM staffer sacked … A journo’s 17 hours in Chinese police custody …

February 21, 2018

Arts magazine Limelight has been given a reprieve after a group of investors came forward to try to save it.

Laugh all you want, Xenophon’s campaign ad is just what the SA election needed

February 21, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon, who perfected the art of the corny political stunt during his time at Parliament House, is playing into the public's desire for spectacle and misfire.

There will be no real winners in the SA election

February 16, 2018 1

In politics, the worst crime a leader can commit is to lose the unloseable election.

McLachlan sues for defamation … good feud guide … News Corp share sell-off …

February 2, 2018

Craig McLachlan has engaged Stuart Littlemore QC in legal action against the ABC, Fairfax and actor Christie Whelan Browne over stories published that accuse him of sexual harassment on the set of the 2014 Rocky Horror Show.

‘A campaign the likes of which has never been seen’: 7 questions with Nick Xenophon

January 30, 2018 12

Who are the best three pollies Xenophon has seen up close? What is his philosophy about political compromise? What is his favourite political stunt?

Is Nick Xenophon experienced enough to run a whole state?

January 18, 2018 10

While his grassroots charm belies a calculating political tactician, Nick Xenophon is riding the same anti-establishment wave that swept Donald Trump into office.

The Xenophon circus comes to Adelaide

January 12, 2018 4

After winding down over the holidays, many thought Xenophon had done his dash on announcements and surprise candidacies. However, it appears Xenophon has more to pull out of the hat.

Is Martin Hamilton-Smith Australian politics’ greatest ever turncoat?

January 9, 2018 11

Ever in search of greener grass: meet the man who has changed political parties more often than most people change their outfits.

Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

December 22, 2017 8

As it stands, Nick Xenophon's SA Best party could drop dramatically in the polls and still come out top dog in South Australia.

Joyce out: High Court delivers body blow to Turnbull

October 27, 2017 33

The Turnbull government has received a devastating blow with the National leadership found to be ineligible by the High Court.

Tips and rumours

October 16, 2017 1

Off-field Senate inquiry ... men in the media ... pay-for-play politics ...

What next for the Citizenship Seven?

October 13, 2017 16

As the conclusion of the Magnificent Citizenship Seven saga approaches, who will make it through the gunfire, and who will fall?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: it is a tragedy that Nick Xenophon is leaving the Senate

October 12, 2017 7

Less than less than 18 months after getting re-elected, Xenophon announces he’s going home. He’s quitting the Senate to go play in the South Australian state election next year as a small pond powerbroker/kingmaker/self-promoter.