Derryn Hinch 'Not Looking Forward' To Negotiating With Pauline Hanson

Her plan to peep on mosques 'doesn't make sense.'

05/07/2016 9:54 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:56 PM AEST
Derryn Hinch will be joining the Senate.

Never mind the chaos in the lower house.

Incoming Victorian senator Derryn Hinch says he is not looking forward to negotiating with his Queensland counterpart Pauline Hanson, with the former broadcaster saying her plan to put CCTV in Mosques 'doesn't make sense'.

"I'm not looking forward to it, we have very little in commen" Hinch told the ABC in response to a question about working with Hanson.

"I've only met her once... she's pleasant, but what comes out of her mouth isn't very pleasant.

"She's talking about having CCTV cameras in mosques, some people might say well why don't we have them in Catholic churches to watch out for the pedophiles? It doesn't make sense."

Hanson teed off on a number of issues at a press conference on Monday, including Muslim immigration.

Race discrimination commissioner Tim Soutphommasane warned Hanson's anti-Muslim and Asian comments could unleash hatred, divisions and violence in the community.

"There was a great deal of ugliness and division unleashed by Ms Hanson and it took us years to recover," he told the ABC.

"But this is an issue that goes beyond anything personal. We are talking here about a debate that has implications for our cultural diversity and community harmony and the kind of Australian society we want to be in 2016."

Despite the fact he may not be looking forward to negotiating with Hanson, she and Hinch share similar interests on some matters.

Hinch told the ABC on Monday he wants a Senate inquiry into the Family Court and child welfare services, while Hanson has said she wants parliament to "clean up our family law act and the child support."

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