Feb 8, 2018

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Derryn Hinch — Senator

Derryn Hinch


To quote Aristotle: “One swallow does not a summer make”. Although Linda Lovelace might dispute that.

But, in our first week back in Canberra for 2018, you could have been forgiven for thinking a whole flock of birds had landed on the government party room roof.

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8 thoughts on “Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

  1. Roger March

    “To quote Aristotle: ‘One swallow does not a summer make’”. But it does prove the existence of swallows.

    1. lykurgus

      Swallows? I always pictured Derryn as a spitter.

  2. Dennis Maby

    Mr Hinch, did you really need to make that gratuitously icky comment in your first paragraph.

  3. lykurgus

    “It had been covered up or ignored by the Press Gallery”
    And by YOU

  4. The Curmudgeon

    Good point about mischief makers’ response to preferred leader polls. If I were asked who I would prefer as Liberal leader, I would answer “Abbott”.
    I wish there were polls that only polled the genuine swinging/undecided sort of punter. What the rusted-on types think doesn’t matter that much.

  5. MJM

    “Joyce painted an idyllic man/woman picture of wedded bliss and talked about how he wanted his daughters to one day have that same sort of union that he had.”

    That’ll be the same Barnaby Joyce who opposed the use of gardasil to inoculate teenagers against the human papilloma virus because that might encourage his daughters to become promiscuous? Sanctimonious twit.

  6. AR

    Classy as always, Hunch..snuk snuk Linda Boreman.
    Perhaps there’s a reason that you seem to be surrounded by empty seats
    Though to be fair, that includes some occupied by a warm body.
    Even when you had neighbours they were, interesting.
    As I only scan your words, I must have missed your outing of Barnyard before the NE bye-election.

  7. bushby jane

    Quite, as a closet LNP member, the lovely Derryn kept quiet so Joyce could win the seat. For the rest, put a sock in it.

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