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Derryn Hinch names pedophiles in maiden speech to Senate

AAP logoAAP 12/09/2016 Lisa Martin
Senator Derryn Hinch. © AAP Image Senator Derryn Hinch.

Derryn Hinch remained true to his vow to use parliamentary privilege to name convicted pedophiles in his maiden Senate speech.

Senator Hinch this afternoon identified a Canberra “degenerate” whose semen was found on the nappy of a toddler.

He detailed the man’s sentencing and background, and continued to name three other pedophiles whose identities had been suppressed.

“It will be a court of last resort, I will not be a cowboy,” Senator Hinch said.

“But if it is necessary to protect a child’s wellbeing, then damn right, I will name the human vermin, and I will tonight.”

Senator Hinch called for a public register of sex offenders because “the public has a right to know”.

He also vowed to continue to fight to end live exports of cattle, but said it would be difficult with “Barnyard Barnaby” Joyce as agriculture minister.

Senator Hinch said he would fight for euthanasia to be made legal.

He also wants to push for an increase in the number of organ donors in Australia, following his own liver transplant.

“I do have a vested interest,” he said.

“I’ve held my old liver in my hand.”

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