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HINCH, Derryn NigelBiography for HINCH, Derryn Nigel

Senator for (Vic)

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016.

Committee Service

Senate Select: Red Tape from 9.11.2016 to 9.2.2017; Fair Dinkum Power from 28.11.2018.

Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 19.6.2017 (Chair from 19.6.2017).

Party Positions

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


Born 9.2.1944, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Journalist, 1961-


The Variety International Presidential Citation, 2006


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