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Derryn Hinch

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

November 30, 2017 3

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

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Steven Bradbury of Parliament

November 23, 2017 9

The section 44 brouhaha has dragged on so long, and unless we get tougher there's no end in sight, writes senator Derryn Hinch

Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

November 16, 2017 8

It was a disgrace that we were even there, waiting to see what strangers had decreed as to how gay people would be allowed to live their lives, writes Senator Derryn Hinch

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the voters don’t trust government anymore and neither do I

November 9, 2017 15

The section 44 fiasco has annihilated voters' trust in government. And I can't say I blame them, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: former undertaker Stephen Parry carried out in citizenship box

November 2, 2017 14

What's a senate maverick to do when he's 39,000 feet in the air and the High Court is handing down its citizenship rulings?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: frauds make killing out of dugong meat

Hinch’s Senate Diary: frauds make killing out of dugong meat

October 26, 2017 5

Endangered animals continue to be hunted unsustainably with the immunity brought by Native Title.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the unseemly message Tony Abbott left on my voicemail

October 19, 2017 11

It's not every day a former PM gives you such gratuitous advice.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: it is a tragedy that Nick Xenophon is leaving the Senate

October 12, 2017 7

Less than less than 18 months after getting re-elected, Xenophon announces he’s going home. He’s quitting the Senate to go play in the South Australian state election next year as a small pond powerbroker/kingmaker/self-promoter.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Sophie York, please stop emailing me. I already voted yes.

October 5, 2017 7

Senator Derryn Hinch has some questions -- and a few requests -- regarding the marriage equality postal vote.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I’m not taking the bait on marriage equality anymore

September 28, 2017 9

I foolishly engaged Vote No campaigner Senator Cory Bernardi on Twitter after he accused me of headline-hunting, explains Senator Derryn Hinch.

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

September 21, 2017 7

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

September 14, 2017 2

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

September 7, 2017 12

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

August 31, 2017 3

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

August 23, 2017 12

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

August 17, 2017 4

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 …

August 10, 2017 16

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

July 31, 2017 10

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

July 19, 2017 31

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

July 13, 2017 4

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