Nov 30, 2017

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

Passing the marriage equality bill through the lower house, travelling to remote India to meet with the Dalai Lama; it's business as usual for Senator Derryn Hinch

Derryn Hinch — Senator

Derryn Hinch


Wow. I wasn’t living in Australia for The Dismissal. I wasn’t in Canberra when Gillard rolled Rudd and then vice-versa, nor when Turnbull dispatched Abbott.

The tension, the excitement, the adrenalin rush, must have been palpable. 

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3 thoughts on “Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

  1. Betty Collins

    Derryn, I want to thank you for the pleasure your column has given me since you joined the Crikey team. Good humour, astute observations and the occasional delish , but never unkind or inappropriate, gossip. May your pen continue to be filled for us Crikeyites!

    1. MAC TEZ

      I couldn’t disagree more Betty. The sooner DH is gone the better,as I’ve always thought DH is a complete and utter DH. Nothing he’s written for Crikey has altered that thought.

  2. AR

    Even a shit shockjock could/should have do a bit of research on the “Tibetan” autocracy. But not the H/H.
    To paraphrase, “Who will rid us of this pestilent prat?”.

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