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HINCH, Derryn NigelBiography for HINCH, Derryn Nigel

Senator for Victoria

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.2016).

Committee Service

Senate Select: Red Tape Committee from 9.11.16 to 9.2.17.

Party Positions

Party Leader, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party, 2015-16.


Born 9.2.1944, New Plymouth, New Zealand.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Journalist, 1961-.


The Variety International Presidential Citation, 2006.


The Scrabble Book, Pan MacMillan, 1972 (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.