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Derryn Hinch

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Hinch’s Senate Diary: a most apocryphal blowjob, now in Hansard

Hinch’s Senate Diary: a most apocryphal blowjob, now in Hansard

June 29, 2017 9

How I managed to reference the most infamous fellatio-that-wasn't in the Senate.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

June 22, 2017 10

In this week's dispatch from the red chamber, Senator Derryn Hinch reveals an emotional moment in Parliament, Christopher Pyne's pep talk and why he's calling a One Nation Senator a bastard.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: cardigans are not prime ministerial

June 15, 2017 6

Derryn Hinch wonders about Bill Shorten's dress sense and Malcolm Turnbull's ability to make hay while the clean-energy sun shines.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: my cryptic Culleton conversation with the Attorney-General

June 8, 2017 6

George Brandis and James Ashby. Personal phone calls. A fascinating liaison.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: let’s stop paedophiles from coming to Australia

June 1, 2017 4

Soon paedophiles won't be able to leave Australia. Let's stop them getting here, too.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: did Pauline Hanson really kybosh Ashby’s corflute rort plan?

May 25, 2017 14

Pauline Hanson says she "knocked" James Ashby's plan to gouge One Nation candidates "on the head". But a secret recording of the meeting raises questions.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: how Pauline Hanson scuppered a medical marijuana motion

May 18, 2017 4

Last-minute campaigning stopped a much-needed drug passing through Parliament.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: insider trading on budget day?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: insider trading on budget day?

May 11, 2017 2

How the protocol for the budget lock-up on Tuesday night almost caused a parliamentary crisis.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

May 4, 2017 1

Including also, scenes from a bong-throwing competition.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: how the voters of South Australia got dudded — twice

April 27, 2017 4

South Australian voters just can't catch a break. And Senator Derryn Hinch remembers what was really said aboard Apollo 13.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what the child abuse royal commission got wrong

April 20, 2017 16

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has, sadly, dropped the ball by not investigating Islamic institutions.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why you should never turn down a sausage in bread

April 13, 2017 8

Plus, the one thing Senator Derryn Hinch has in common with Donald Trump.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

April 6, 2017 7

Why was Senator Derryn Hinch lunching with John Howard? Plus: Sam Dastyari might have spent a bit too much time at the snack table during non-sitting weeks.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why I changed my mind on penalty rates

March 30, 2017 11

"I’ve consulted the third umpire and the third umpire’s decision is that cuts to Sunday penalty rates are O-U-T, OUT," writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘I was one cross crossbencher this week’

March 23, 2017 9

Senator Derryn Hinch explains why he pushed the government to agree to support his amendment cutting childcare subsidies.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: remembering Bill Leak, and what will happen with Nauru

March 16, 2017 6

Bill Leak's colleagues at The Australian done him proud.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: blustering pollies and nosy Comcar drivers

March 9, 2017 3

Why do pollies wearing $1000-$2000 suits think it makes them "men of the people" by sitting in the front seat of a Comcar?

Hinch’s Senate diary: the course of estimates hearings never did run smooth

March 2, 2017 4

It's a good idea to always "expect the unexpected" when attending Senate estimates, as Senator Derryn Hinch reminds.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: scandal, rumour and scurrilous accusation edition

February 23, 2017 5

Was Senator Derryn Hinch seen falling-down drunk in Canberra last week?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: when senators lose their way

February 16, 2017 7

And meet the man to blame for my Senate career, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.