Derryn Hinch on Senate estimates

Fellow Crikey correspondent Senator Derryn Hinch reportedly expressed displeasure this week that senior departmental officials receive training in preparation for appearing before Senate estimates.

After asking a gaggle of public servants attending his Senate estimates committee to raise their hand if they’d had such training, and seeing that a number had indeed done so, Hinch claimed the activity was a lurk and would only help bureaucrats to avoid divulging the truth.