The former radio host's Derryn Hinch's Justice Party is on track to win up to four seats in the Legislative Council after Saturday's election, potentially bestowing it with the balance of power despite winning just 3.4 per cent of the vote.
Senator Derryn Hinchs Justice Party could win four upper house seats in the Victorian election.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen
Speaking on radio station 3AW, Hinch first revealed he didn't have an agenda ready to exploit the position as he hadn't thought his party's first run in Victoria would be so successful.
"Well wait and see. I didnt know Id get there. I was hoping to get one [candidate] up."
When pushed by host Neil Mitchell, Hinch seemed to come up with the sex offenders register policy on the fly mid-interview.
"Ill tell you what, I want the state of Victoria to be the first state in Australia to have public list of sex offenders. Bang!" he said.
Hinch said he was yet to have talks with Labor or decide how the party would run, saying he wanted to wait until the seats were confirmed.
"It's all got to be worked out," he said "It's brand new territory, sunshine, I don't know."
He could say that he expected to appoint a state director, paid by the party, to run negotiations in Victoria.
Hinch disputed that his candidates had benefited from a "broken system" plagued with manipulation from so-called preference whisperer and Justice Party advisor Glenn Druery.
Hinch said he supported candidate Catherine Cumming's legislative agenda to push for so-called softer drugs, like marijuana, to be decriminalised and regulated.
Justice Party spearhead Derryn Hinch will use his new-found power in the Victorian parliament to push for a public sex offenders register.
Hinch was one of the big winners in Saturday’s state election, with the former 3AW host’s party expected to win up to four seats in the Legislative Council.
Hinch admitted to Neil Mitchell this morning that he didn’t have a clearly defined agenda — but that changed mid-interview.
Hinch: We’ll wait and see. I didn’t know I’d get there… I’ll tell you what: I want the state of Victoria to be the first state in Australia to have public list of sex offenders. Bang!