Nick Xenophon and the political art of keeping everyone guessing - The Guardian

The GuardianNick Xenophon and the political art of keeping everyone guessingThe GuardianThe stuntman. The anti-politician politician. The no-pokies crusader. Mr X. Crossbench whisperer. Senate powerbroker. Nick Xenophon has gone by many names during his two decades in politics. Now, with the announcement he is resigning from the federal ...and more »

Resignation of key senator may deal blow to Turnbull - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesResignation of key senator may deal blow to TurnbullThe Straits TimesBefore his resignation, Mr Nick Xenophon's future as a senator had been under a cloud due to his holding possible dual citizenship. Published. 4 min ago. More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print Purchase Article. Permalink: http://str.sg/4CcR.and more »

SA move will be a do or die effort: Xenophon - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaSA move will be a do or die effort: XenophonSky News AustraliaTen years after he left, Senator Nick Xenophon is planning to return to the South Australian parliament, with aims for his SA-Best party to hold the balance of power after the next election in March. The crossbencher and Senate powerbroker will quit ...and more »

Xenophon to quit Senate to run in SA election - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaXenophon to quit Senate to run in SA electionSky News AustraliaSenator Nick Xenophon has announced he will quit federal parliament to run in the South Australian state election. The crossbencher, whose future in Canberra was already under a cloud given constitutional questions over his citizenship, says he would ...and more »

Influential Australian Senator Nick Xenophon quits amid citizenship saga, threatening PM Turnbull's majority - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostInfluential Australian Senator Nick Xenophon quits amid citizenship saga, threatening PM Turnbull's majoritySouth China Morning PostHe said he would stand for election in his home state next year, where parliaments do not have the same citizenship rule as the national parliament. PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 October, 2017, 9:50pm. UPDATED : Friday, 06 October, 2017, 9:50pm. Comments:.and more »

Nick Xenophon's departure from Senate leaves power NXT party vacuum in Canberra - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auNick Xenophon's departure from Senate leaves power NXT party vacuum in CanberraNEWS.com.auXENOPHON Team powerbrokers want to parachute a party favourite into their departing leader's Senate spot rather than the key seat going to the man who was fourth on the 2016 election ticket. Sheradyn Holderhead Peter Jean. The AdvertiserOctober 7, ...and more »

The Xenophon factor looms large for both major parties - The Australian

The Xenophon factor looms large for both major partiesThe AustralianNick Xenophon's power to play havoc with Australian politics is obvious in one of the key questions yesterday about his new ambitions. Does he want to be a kingmaker, or could he one day be a premier? Xenophon's support in South Australia really is ...and more »

Failing pokies warrior Xenophon has achieved little - The Australian

Failing pokies warrior Xenophon has achieved littleThe AustralianFor a man who came into politics on a “No Pokies” crusade, Nick Xenophon loves a gamble. He turned less than 3 per cent of the statewide vote into a South Australian upper house seat in 1997 then reinvested his winnings, became a powerhouse and hit the ...and more »

Mr X goes to Canberra, then goes home again - The Australian

Mr X goes to Canberra, then goes home againThe AustralianAttorney-General George Brandis's official statement yesterday: I was surprised and saddened to learn of Nick Xenophon's decision to resign from the Senate. Although we represent different political points of view, I and other members of the government ...and more »

Nick Xenophon to give SA poll a bit of the X factor - The Australian

Nick Xenophon to give SA poll a bit of the X factorThe AustralianNick Xenophon might not have been eligible when he was elected to the Senate in 2008, 2014 or last year but, whatever the High Court decides on that issue, he will soon resign. Senator Xenophon says this cloud over his status has played no part in his ...and more »

Xenophon has the equipment to repair politics in his state - The Australian

Xenophon has the equipment to repair politics in his stateThe AustralianNick Xenophon's decision to quit federal politics and run for a seat in his home state of South Australia is a wake-up call to the Coalition. He encapsulates the views of many voters when he says “we have a government that deserves to lose and an ...and more »

Citizenship result first, 'then I'm off', says Nick Xenophon - The Australian

Citizenship result first, 'then I'm off', says Nick XenophonThe AustralianNick Xenophon will remain in federal parliament until a legal resolution to his citizenship is made. Despite his announcement yesterday he would quit the Senate to contest a lower house seat in South Australia at the state election in March, Senator ...and more »

It's game on in South Australia as Nick Xenophon throws a curve ball - The Australian

The AustralianIt's game on in South Australia as Nick Xenophon throws a curve ballThe AustralianNick Xenophon's decision to quit the Senate for another run in the South Australian parliament just five months before the state election has thrown the political landscape into disarray. Voters who go to the polls on March 17 will do so amid a genuine ...and more »

Xenophon's power play new test to Turnbull agenda - The Australian

The AustralianXenophon's power play new test to Turnbull agendaThe AustralianMalcolm Turnbull confronts a new challenge to his agenda in the Senate, as a shock move by powerbroker Nick Xenophon triggers upheaval in federal and state politics, threatening the major parties with a powerful challenger who could hold or share the ...and more »

After Nick Xenophon, the big question is what's NXT? - The Australian

The AustralianAfter Nick Xenophon, the big question is what's NXT?The AustralianNick Xenophon's evolution from attention-seeking stuntman to backroom powerbroker on prime ministerial speed dial has been swift and seamless. Known for his gimmicky one-liners, the anti-pokies crusader entered the Senate in July 2008. It was the heady ...and more »

Xenophon factor should scare major parties in South Australia - The Australian

Xenophon factor should scare major parties in South AustraliaThe AustralianGiven the state of South Australian politics, Nick Xenophon believes he can slot back in after a decade in the Senate as a potential kingmaker at the next state election. There is no denying Xenophon's popular appeal in South Australia. Polls give ...and more »

Marshall refuses to consider governing with Xenophon's SA Best - The Advertiser

The AdvertiserMarshall refuses to consider governing with Xenophon's SA BestThe AdvertiserSHELLSHOCKED Opposition leader Steven Marshall has rushed to rule out doing deals to govern with the support of Nick Xenophon's SA Best party, as the potential kingmaker's state political bombshell reverberated along North Tce. Mr Marshall was ...and more »

The logic and ambition behind Nick Xenophon's big move from the Senate to Adelaide - The New Daily

The New DailyThe logic and ambition behind Nick Xenophon's big move from the Senate to AdelaideThe New DailyNick Xenophon will be voting with his feet when he quits Canberra for South Australian state politics -- and a possible tilt at the premier's office. Getty. Paula Matthewson. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. Showing his usual flair for ...and more »

Nick Xenophon seeking to spearhead a political revolution through his bid for state election - The Advertiser

The AdvertiserNick Xenophon seeking to spearhead a political revolution through his bid for state electionThe AdvertiserINDEPENDENT federal powerbroker Nick Xenophon will seek to spearhead a revolution in public accountability and transparency through his unprecedented bid for a state lower house seat at next March's SA election. In a bombshell announcement that ...and more »

Master political stuntman Nick Xenophon launches his biggest gamble - The Advertiser

The AdvertiserMaster political stuntman Nick Xenophon launches his biggest gambleThe AdvertiserA MASTERFUL political showman, Nick Xenophon is hoping to spring his greatest political party trick by leading a third political force to drive deep and lasting change in South Australia. The nation's foremost independent politician, Senator Xenophon ...and more »