Party time: will Xenophon be able to launch a national brand?

Will Nick Xenophon be able to translate his popularity in South Australia to a national party, and win Senate seats around the country? I spoke to him and wrote this piece for Crikey.

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon announced plans on Sunday to launch a new political party called NXT (short for Nick Xenophon Team), targeting the “sensible centre”. With renewed interest in minor parties, Xenophon’s move has attracted a lot of media attention. But South Australians know he has tried this before — and the results were not always successful.

Read the article at Crikey [paywalled]