"Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC and on the Guardian, Huffington Post, express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it.”
The former PM says he is doing Aussies a favour by staying in parliament rather than retiring on his $300,000 pension.
The former attorney-general will take over the role from Alexander Downer.
If she's elected, Nixon will be New York's first female governor and the first openly gay person to hold the office.
Mark Butler told the ABC's Q&A show that Labor would reveal its plans for pensioners closer to the election.
It's not the first time Donald Trump has expressed his desire for drug dealers to be put to death.
Minor parties, such as One Nation, the Greens and the Jacqui Lambie Network have risen the ranks in the Senate.
The Opposition leader's tax plan has faced backlash from super funds and pensioners.
"I believe the humanitarian program’s credibility comes from the fact that it is non-discriminatory."
Jay Weatherill had been serving as Premier since 2011.