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It Looks Like Derryn Hinch And Pauline Hanson Are Going To Be Senators

Both have declared themselves successful.

02/07/2016 10:52 PM AEST | Updated July 15, 2016 12:56
Fairfax
The TV personality brought Derryn Hinch's Justice Party to the election.

Firebrand television personality Derryn Hinch and veteran One Nation politician Pauline Hanson have declared themselves successful in gaining spots in the senate.

Hinch says he may be elected as high as ninth out of 12 spots in Victoria. Hinch took his eponymous Derryn Hinch's Justice Party to this election on a platform of tightening criminal law and giving greater support to victims of crime.

He told The Huffington Post Australia that he may look to link alliances with other minor party senators, saying he "could work together with" the likes of Jacqui Lambie.

"I never dreamt that Derryn Hinch, at 72, would be a senator," Hinch told us, just minutes after declaring victory.

When asked about Pauline Hanson, who has also declared victory in the race for a senate spot in QLD, he diplomatically said that "the Pauline Hanson phenomenon is a true phenomenon".

Hanson believes she can claim two senate spots with her running mate Malcolm Roberts.


Hinch also outlined his priorities in what would be a very interesting senate.

"Derryn Hinch will listen. And two, I won't be a cowboy. This won't be a kangaroo court," he said, referencing his past which has seen several convictions for breaching suppression orders by naming details of criminal cases on the radio.

"I want a register of sex offenders and that will take some time. But as fast as I can, I want a senate enquiry into the family court."

Hinch also voiced support for reforming the live exports system, and greater support for the organ donor system.

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