Hinch drops into town


Hinch drops into town

Human headline: Senator Derryn Hinch was very interested to read of the South Gippsland Shire Council debacle in The Star during a visit to Leongatha last Friday.

CONTROVERSIAL? Yes, but boring, never.
Very much a household name Derryn Hinch, journalist, broadcaster and current senator, he has lived his life in the headlines and calls a spade a spade.
Senator Hinch formed his own political party, the Derryn Hinch Justice Party, in 2015 with a platform for ‘equality and justice for all’ and was elected to the Senate in 2016.
A strong supporter of domestic violence law reform, Senator Hinch said when he was elected he aimed to get out into the country once a month to learn more about the issues affecting rural and regional areas.
So far he has visited Bendigo, Mildura, Swan Hill and Morwell.
On Thursday afternoon he dropped into Inverloch where he caught up with the residents of Seahaven aged care centre. He said he had a lovely time during their musical afternoon for Harmony Day.
“We had a good old sing-a-long and I even got to sing, Sweet Caroline,” he said.
He thought his visit was well received judging from all the positive attention he was getting from the residents.
What you see is what you get with 73 year old Senator Hinch, which is very refreshing in this out of control politically correct (PC) world where most politicians and people are so guarded in what they say.
Not so Senator Hinch who visited Leongatha unannounced last Friday and caused quite a bit of interest when he dropped into one of the town’s popular meeting spots, Lulus Cafe.
And Senator Hinch wasn’t just there for the excellent the coffee and game of chess. He was on a mission – that being to meet with the locals and get a feel for what is needed in their region.
After a walk around town, he settled down at Lulus where he was thrilled to be invited to join a large group of local Leongatha ladies who meet every Friday for a catch up.
The group is made up of old and new residents and one member Mary Patterson said any ladies new to the town are more than welcome to come along and join in and join in Senator Hinch did.
Judging from the clicking of phones of women taking photos and the laughter, Senator Hinch was certainly a big hit.
Talking to The Star at Lulus, Senator Hinch said he was interested in pushing for better rail services to the country regions and for more help for victims of domestic violence.
The Star informed Senator Hinch there are still many Leongatha locals and indeed South Gippslanders who would like to see the rail returned to Leongatha.
He was also very interested to read in The Star about the South Gippsland Shire Council crisis and took a bundle of Stars back to catch up on all the local news.
Following his Leongatha visit, Senator Hinch made his way to Wonthaggi to meet with the locals.

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