Topic archives: derryn hinch

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

March 1, 2018 6

Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

February 15, 2018 6

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

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

December 14, 2017 9

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?

December 12, 2017 1

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

December 7, 2017 5

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’

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 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.