Former Senator Derryn Hinch

Former Senator Derryn Hinch

Former Senator

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016. Defeated at general elections 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse served as Chair from 19.6.2017 to 2.4.2019
  • Senate Select: Red Tape served from 9.11.2016 to 9.2.2017; Fair Dinkum Power served from 28.11.2018 to 28.6.2019
Parliamentary party positions
  • Derryn Hinch's Justice Party. Served: 02.07.2016 to 30.06.2019
Party positions
  • Leader of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party from 2015 to 2016.
  • Born: 9.2.1944, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Journalist from 1961.
  • Awarded the Variety International Presidential Citation, 2006.
  • The Scrabble Book, Pan MacMillan, 1972.
  • The Scrabble Book (revised edition), 1977.
  • Death at Newport, HarperCollins, Australia, 1986.
  • AIDS: Most of the Questions, Some of the Answers, Bay Street Publishing, 1987.
  • Death in Paradise, HarperCollins, Australia, 1989.
  • The Derryn Hinch Diet, Penguin Books, 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, South Yarra, Vic., 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, Melbourne: 2010.
  • A human deadline: a story of life, death, hope and house arrest, Cocoon Lodge, Melbourne: 2012.
  • Hinch vs Canberra: behind the human headlines, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic.: 2017.
  • Unfinished business: life of a senator, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic.: 2020.
  • Coping: life, illness, grief, heartbreak, unemployment, Hardie Grant Books, Richmond, Vic.: 2021.
  • The new Hinch diet book: lose weight, live longer, I did, Heads and Tales, Richmond, Vic.: 2022.

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