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Hanson full of it, says Senator Hinch

AAP logoAAP 5/08/2016 By Melissa Meehan

Broadcaster-turned-politician Derryn Hinch has lived up to his former nickname of "the human headline" by arguing his new Senate colleague Pauline Hanson is "full of shit".

In his first public engagement since the upper house results were officially declared, Senator Hinch on Friday told the Melbourne Press Club he wouldn't shy away from controversy.

The 72-year-old slammed Senator Hanson's call for the family court to be abolished, saying her proposal was "unconstitutional" and would never happen.

"She's full of shit anyway, don't talk about her," Senator Hinch told the press club after himself bringing up the One Nation leader's stance on tackling family violence.

Senator Hinch also described Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews as "the type of man firefighters fear" over his involvement in the long-running CFA pay dispute.

"He's an out-of-control arsonist with an out-of-control bushfire," the former broadcaster said.

The premier's office on Friday declined to comment on Senator Hinch's attack.

Senator Hinch told the press club his decision to seek a seat in the federal parliament was not based on ambition, but rather a desire to name and shame sex offenders and change the way Australians opt into the organ donor register.

In typically theatrical style the Victorian senator promised to be the least-political politician in Australia.

Senator Hanson has been contacted for comment.

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