Hinch, whether he likes it or not, was not elected to cover just one issue

Crikey readers respond to the Tasmanian elections and niche Senator concerns.

On Victorian Senators

Geoff Edwards writes: Re. “Hinch's Senate Diary: call someone else, I'm on the phone to justice” (Thursday)

Senator Hinch has sketched a remarkably circumscribed view of his role as a Senator for Victoria. Referring to the victims of child sexual assault, he opined that “It’s these unspoken victims that I am in Canberra to represent.” Perhaps, but only along with all the other electors in Victoria. His assertion might be a surprise to the people of Victoria who thought that the Senators were there to represent the State of Victoria in all its manifestations, voting as one electorate, not segmented into 100 interest groups.

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One thought on “Hinch, whether he likes it or not, was not elected to cover just one issue

  1. MJM

    ” … but Tasmanian voters may yet steal the title of the dumbest state.”

    Remember that WA gives us both JBish and Cash. Could be some interstate competition around the constancy re-election foolishness.

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