Derryn Hinch is ready to “raise hell”

When Derryn Hinch was running for parliament, it was known that he was going to grab some headlines. After he

When Derryn Hinch was running for parliament, it was known that he was going to grab some headlines. After he won the Victorian Senate spot, it is certain that the self-proclaimed “Human Headline” is going to be making a splash right away.

Derryn is no stranger to controversy as the 72-year-old has been a mainstay in our media landscape for decades. He has also been held in contempt of court three times and jailed twice for public statements about sex offenders.

When Derryn steps into Parliament, he will be akin to the most prepared kid on the first day of school as he’s already writing his first speech that will be delivered when Parliament resumes for the 45th time on August 30.

When asked if he had big plans for Parliament, Derryn told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell today “I think you’ll know I’m there.”

Neil then asked the former radio presenter “Are you going to raise hell?” Derryn just replied, “I think so”. Derryn’s statement alone has to have many politicians sweating over what that could mean.

Neil pressed further asking Derryn if he planned on naming names which are something that got him in a significant amount of trouble in the past. Derryn said bluntly “Of course I will name names if safety is at risk”.

Derryn also used his time on the radio to establish that his fight to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act was not dead in the water as many would like to claim. Derryn claims to have a lot of support for his plans and said “I’m not so sure it’s as dead as they think it is”.

Is Derryn exactly what the Australian political landscape needs right now, someone to “tell it as it is?” Or you do think he will be a disruptive force that will do more harm than good?

  1. Bette  

    I could never listen to his radio spot or his current affairs show all those years ago, because he spoke so quickly, and mumbled ( in my opinion). So, it’s surprising for me, that I had no hesitation in putting a 1, next to his name, at the ballot box. He calls a spade a shovel, and I trust him.

  2. The watcher  

    A publicity seeking gasbag. Shame darren shame for becoming a caricature of yourself.

    • Margaret  

      and shame you can’t spell. His name ist DERRYN.

      • Mareela  

        He’s certainly no role model for Australians. He’s never voted before and now he thinks people care about what he thinks. It amazes me that anyone would vote for him but we are a democracy, so there you are. I think he will be far more trouble than he’s worth but guess the government will be happy as he’s certainly not independent and will always vote in their favour. Wonder if he even cares why people voted for him. He probably doesn’t even know or care much.

  3. Jill Austin  

    I cannot believe he got in God help us all, There is an off switch when he is on Tv but do you really trust someone who still drink but said he doesn’t! drink alcohol after a liver transplant .

  4. He may not have finesse but he has Honesty , which is more than most. Parliament needs a shake up

  5. Grace  

    Working contsructively and intelligently might be more useful than raising hell.

  6. Margaret  

    So glad Derryn is elected. I voted for him and believe he will do an excellent job. GO GET EM DERRYN!!

  7. Susan Bell  

    This dreadful man has never voted, he should never be allowed in parliament if he so blatantly breaks our laws and does not participate in the most important events in our democracy. He does not have a secret information to reveal in parliament. He is a self opinionated, self promoting, “I know better than anybody else” useless waste of space.

  8. Go for it Derryn! Naming and shaming paedophile breaking a law??? No wonder the Archibishop, the one that currently in Rome, he just being investigate by Royal Commission ( cant remember his name) just shut his mouth up, about priest raping a young innocent boys in the house of God! So he is not breaking a law? Being truth, honest and shaming or naming a person who destroyed innocent life is breaking the law! This law has to be broken, if we can safe innocent life. In a long run we can safe young brains and cut down some mental health funding and build a prison or increase funding in education and health. Maybe build more westhousing for the homeless.

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