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Senator Derryn Hinch Addresses The Melbourne Press Club

Derryn Hinch, who was declared elected as a Victorian senator this week, has addressed the Melbourne Press Club.

The former broadcaster spoke about his approach to the Senate, laughingly saying he had committed himself to “listening”.


Hinch took questions on a wide range of issues. He reiterated his concerns about paedophiles and sex abuse, and said he would work towards a national register of sex abusers.

Hinch defended the cartoonist Bill Leak over the criticism of one of his cartoons about indigenous children this week. He said he would work towards the repeal of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and said he had already had discussions with Senator Cory Bernardi about this.

  • Listen to Hinch’s Melbourne Press Club appearance (46m)
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