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Former Senator Derryn Hinch

Former Senator Derryn Hinch

Former Senator

Party
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016. Defeated at general elections 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Red Tape from 9.11.2016 to 9.2.2017; Fair Dinkum Power from 28.11.2018 to 28.6.2019.
  • Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 19.6.2017 to 2.4.2019 (Chair from 19.6.2017 to 2.4.2019).
Party positions
  • Leader of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party from 2015 to 2016.
Personal
  • Born 9.2.1944, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Journalist from 1961.
Honours
  • The Variety International Presidential Citation, 2006.
Publications
  • The Scrabble Book, Pan MacMillan, 1972.
  • The Scrabble Book (revised edition), 1977.
  • Death at Newport, HarperCollins Publishers, Australia: 1986.
  • AIDS: Most of the Questions, Some of the Answers, Bay Street Publishing, 1987.
  • Death in Paradise, HarperCollins Publishers, Australia: 1989.
  • The Derryn Hinch Diet, Penguin Books Australia, 1991.
  • That's Life, Penguin Books, 1992.
  • The Fall and Rise of Derryn Hinch: how I hit the wall and didn't bleed, Hardie Grant Books, 2004.
  • You Are So Beautiful: The Pleasure and Pain of Relationships, Margaret Gee Publishing, 2006.
  • I Beat the Booze and You Can Too, Cocoon Lodge, 2009.
  • Human Headlines: My 50 years in the media, Cocoon Lodge, 2010.
  • A Human Deadline: A Story of Life, Death, Hope and House Arrest, Cocoon Lodge, 2012.