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Derryn Hinch

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Hinch’s Senate Diary: ghosts! From the past!

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ghosts! From the past!

Derryn Hinch September 21, 2017 7 Comments

Any self-respecting journalist (or even a former one who, after 55 years, “jumped the shark” to become a senator) would have had to lead this week’s diary with salacious details of the Lionel Murphy scandal. I mean, what a feast for an investigative journo, after the Speaker of the House of Reps Tony Smith and […]

Hinch’s Senate Diary: on One Nation’s Brian Burston and other boofheads

Hinch’s Senate Diary: on One Nation’s Brian Burston and other boofheads

Derryn Hinch September 14, 2017 2 Comments

I called a fellow Senator a "boofhead" on Twitter the other day. I regret nothing.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why Bill Shorten shouldn’t be picking curtains for The Lodge just yet

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why Bill Shorten shouldn’t be picking curtains for The Lodge just yet

Derryn Hinch September 7, 2017 12 Comments

Derryn Hinch's citizenship dramas and section 44 questions are put to bed, and the Coalition's Kill Bill strategy seems to be working.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: heartrending stories from pelvic mesh inquiry

Hinch’s Senate Diary: heartrending stories from pelvic mesh inquiry

Derryn Hinch August 31, 2017 3 Comments

Derryn Hinch reflects upon the pelvic mesh Senate inquiry and why political name-calling is ramping up already.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Derryn Hinch August 23, 2017 12 Comments

Behind the scene Senate dealings lead me to believe there are those in the Labor camp who would vote No on same-sex marriage, writes Derryn Hinch, but why do they refuse to say so?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

Derryn Hinch August 17, 2017 4 Comments

Derryn Hinch reflects on how questions about his citizenship inadvertently started this now Government threatening dual citizenship debacle.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: if only Turnbull were even a shadow of Menzies …

Hinch’s Senate Diary: if only Turnbull were even a shadow of Menzies …

Derryn Hinch August 10, 2017 16 Comments

It’s hard to believe, as the Turnbull government again blocks a free vote on marital matters, that Ming, the so-called Liberal Moses, did just the opposite.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Derryn Hinch July 31, 2017 10 Comments

The area Derryn Hinch was in is on the Australian government's official no-go list for tourists, but he was there as part of a parliamentary delegation with Save the Children.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I am not in allegiance to a foreign power and I have proof

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I am not in allegiance to a foreign power and I have proof

Derryn Hinch July 19, 2017 31 Comments

It’s hard to believe that Ludlam would become the third non-senator to be forced to fall on his rusty sword this 45th Parliament. But I shall not be the fourth, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: time for the real Turnbull

Hinch’s Senate Diary: time for the real Turnbull

Derryn Hinch July 13, 2017 4 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull should leave a positive legacy. Passing marriage equality could be it.