“Nick Xenophon’s brand of politics will be missed in Canberra,” James Pearson, Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said today.
“Nick has taken a careful approach to reviewing policy and legislation. He has been willing to listen to how legislation will affect Australia’s business environment and its international competitiveness. Nick’s ability to consider competing arguments and be part of compromise outcomes has been a feature of his service in the Senate.
“Nick and his team have engaged on issues that matter to Australian business and as a Senator for South Australia, Nick has championed his vision for his state.
“Senator Xenophon came to Canberra to do things differently, and that is most certainly what he did.
“While Nick’s unique contribution will be missed, we look forward to continuing to work with his team in Canberra and his replacement in the Senate.”