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Hinch’s Senate Diary: funny cigarettes in Point Piper, resignations and the year in review

Derryn Hinch December 14, 2017 9 Comments

Just remember: a person who says three times that they won't resign, will.

What is ‘parliamentary privilege’ and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

Charlie Lewis December 12, 2017 1 Comment

How does parliamentary privilege work? Is it really an infallible get-out-of-jail-free card?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Derryn Hinch December 7, 2017 5 Comments

Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.

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

Derryn Hinch November 30, 2017 3 Comments

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 voters don’t trust government anymore and neither do I

Derryn Hinch November 9, 2017 15 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch November 2, 2017 14 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch October 26, 2017 5 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch October 19, 2017 11 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch October 12, 2017 7 Comments

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.

Derryn Hinch October 5, 2017 7 Comments

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