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Derryn Hinch

Derryn Hinch —

Senator

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

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

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

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

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

Hinch's Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

Hinch's Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

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

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

"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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hinch's Senate Diary: when senators lose their way

Hinch's Senate Diary: when senators lose their way

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