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Decision Makers: Senator Derryn Hinch on dying with dignity, medicinal cannabis and the NBN

Neil Mitchell

Senator Derryn Hinch says if the controversial assisted dying laws don’t make it through Victoria’s upper house, he will campaign to make it a state election issue.

After a marathon 26 hour sitting of parliament last week, lower house MPs voted 47 to 37 in favour of the laws, but the euthanasia bill now faces a hostile reception in the upper house.

It’s expected the vote will come down to the wire.

Senator Hinch Neil Mitchell he will have candidates standing at next year’s election.

“If the upper house vote down the dying with dignity laws there will be some rough times at the state election,” he said.

“I will campaign as hard as I can against them.”

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Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted the NBN project was a “train wreck”.

Neil Mitchell: “Is the NBN the biggest lemon in Australian history?”

Senator Hinch: “Getting close to it. The fact that the Prime Minister said this week finally it would never make any money it was a train wreck. There’s plenty of blame to go around on both sides.  As it’s being slowly rolled out, technology is racing ahead of it. It will be a dead lemon before it gets finished.”

Neil Mitchell