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Senator Derryn Hinch has taken a leave of absence from the Parliament to pursue a class action lawsuit in rural Australia.

Our subeditors need to get this story out ASAP, but they’re struggling to write a headline!

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Created and written by

Dan Wood and Lewis Attey

Directed by

Lewis Attey


Dan Wood and Jonathan Schuster

Camera ops

Bonita Carzino and Prince Nediyedath

Edited by

Lewis Attey

Additional material by

Jonathan Schuster

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