Derryn Hinch —

Derryn Hinch

Senator

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Hinch’s Senate Diary: how to make friends and influence the Senate

April 19, 2018 5

Petitioning the Senate has a long history stretching back to the earliest days of our nation, and it's still the best way for the people to have their voice heard.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: it’s all about timing in the upper house

April 12, 2018 3

The upper house's strict timing for divisions leads to more than a few red faces as senators find themselves late to their own party.

Airplane! (Canberra edition)

April 6, 2018 2

There's an unspoken agreement between pollies flying out of Canberra, something that regular punters could do well to learn.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: this country needs a taskforce against time-wasters

April 5, 2018 2

The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘I fucking well will get my picture in the paper tomorrow, Derryn!’

March 29, 2018 16

Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what was Xenophon thinking?

March 22, 2018 19

Derryn Hinch argues Nick Xenophon shouldn't have believed his own publicity in the SA election.

Hinch’s Senate diary: remembering the children the Royal Commission forgot

March 15, 2018 8

Progress may have been made in the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, but it leaves many behind and risks being hobbled by those who don't want to pay up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Malcolm better hope that life begins at 30

March 9, 2018 11

The PM is heading towards 30 failed opinion polls, so he'd better start squaring up for the inevitable midnight visit from the ghost of Abbott, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

March 1, 2018 6

Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Christensen’s gun stunt ‘the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in Canberra’

February 22, 2018 13

Senator Derryn Hinch discusses George Christensen, Barnaby Joyce and other enduring errors.