|Affiliation||Nick Xenophon Team
Adelaide, South Australia , Australia
|| January 29, 1959
Jul 07, 2016 11:43am
Moderate-to-Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro-Labor - Greek Orthodox -
|Info||Formerly a personal injuries lawyer, Nick Xenophon was elected to the Legislative Council in South Australia in 1997 on a 'No Pokies' ticket, the first independent elected to the Upper House in 60 years. In 1995 he was the inaugural president of the then Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association. |
Nick Xenophon reckons if you don’t know what he does by now, he hasn’t been doing his job over the last 10 years as a stirrer on a whole range of issues, not just on the pokies but on ETSA, consumer rights, victims of crime, Housing Trust and industrial manslaughter.
In the March 2006 election, Nick was re-elected with over 190 000 votes - a record number of votes for an Independent in any election ever held in Australia.