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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. 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.


Born 9.2.1944, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Journalist from 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.