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Derryn Hinch

Derryn Hinch —

Senator

Hinch's Senate Diary: Dean Smith's 'hero hug'

Hinch's Senate Diary: Dean Smith's 'hero hug'

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

Hinch's Senate Diary: the Steven Bradbury of Parliament

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

Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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