Mar 2, 2017

Hinch’s Senate diary: the course of estimates hearings never did run smooth

It's a good idea to always "expect the unexpected" when attending Senate estimates, as Senator Derryn Hinch reminds.

Derryn Hinch — Senator

Derryn Hinch


"Beware the Ides of March" was the Shakespearean warning. In Canberra, at this time of year, it’s more a case of beware the Senate estimates committee hearings.

Talk about "expect the unexpected" -- as we used to say on the old HINCH program. Anything can come up when ministers, their department secretaries and public service honchos trudge up the Hill to umpteen public hearing rooms.

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4 thoughts on “Hinch’s Senate diary: the course of estimates hearings never did run smooth

  1. Alan

    So what’s your take on penalty rates, Mr Hinch?

    1. Ben.

      If he follows his usual form he’ll support the cut and use his Crikey column to cite an anonymous man on the street who told him it’s a great idea to scrap them as cover.

  2. AR

    Thank you Derryn for this piece, it was a pleasure to read, informative, light, interesting and a maddening finale.
    Well done.

  3. klewso

    Why does Crikey continue to carry/promote this sort of political advertising?
    Would they do it for Hanson? Roberts? Lambie? Shorten? Turnbull?

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