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XENOPHON, Nicholas (Nick)Biography for XENOPHON, Nicholas (Nick)

Senator for (SA)

Nick Xenophon Team

Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the South Australian Legislative Council, 1997. Resigned 15.10.2007 to contest election to the Senate for South Australia.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016. Resigned 31.10.2017.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 17.9.2009 to 11.11.2013.

Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.2009 to 15.6.2009; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 7.7.2011 to 16.8.2012; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.2017 to 31.10.2017.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 16.9.2008 to 14.5.2009; Economics: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 9.5.2016; Economics: References from 17.6.2009 to 9.5.2016; Economics: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 31.10.2017.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 30.11.2016 to 31.10.2017.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 10.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.9.2016 to 1.12.2016.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 25.10.2010 to 24.6.2013; Government Procurement from 1.12.2016 to 31.10.2017 (Chair from 1.12.2016 to 31.10.2017).


Born 29.1.1959, Adelaide, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B (Adel)

Lawyer 1982-97

Member, Legislative Council (SA) 1997-2007