A natty dresser from way back, it is hoped that Derryn Hinch, pictured , will give the Grand Papa of both the Senate and House of Representatives , Senator Ian Macdonald (LNP,Qld ) some advice on how to spruce up his attire. For some strange reason , Senator Macdonald appeared in the chamber looking like an over-ripe Queensland mango which had been clawed by a shrieking fruit bat during the night , see below, or a member of the admirable SES , not a commando group, the state emergency brigade.
Onlookers were clearly puzzled, taken aback by the senator's attire , especially members of the media ratpack . One ascerbic scribe pondered on how the senator had got past his media advisor/s decked out like this . The best guess...they (advisors ) were already out for a Wednesday afternoon drink by the time the senator awoke from an afternoon nap , and got his hands on a keyboard to issue an extraordinary press release relating to an Estimates Committee meeting in which he had attacked Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs over her report on refugee children in custody , during which it was revealed he had not even read the report, resulting in him receiving a salvo from many quarters .
Responding that afternoon , the senator opened up his media conference with a sentence which went thus :“Thanks to all of those who have kindly (and not so kindly – they are the majority and are all Labor/Greens staffers, Union heavies and staff and good old Get Up and old leftie journalists) made media and social media comment on recent media reports on the Senate Estimate Committee on Professor Triggs and the partisan-ly titled report on children in detention “Forgotten Children”.”
Anyone who could read this aloud in a single breath, wrote one obvious latte sipping reporter, would be sent their very own Ian Macdonald hi-vis fluoro vest as a prize, as modelled above .
So it can be seen that there is a golden opportunity for Hinch to improve the sartorial appearance of Conservative fellow senators, some whom look like undertakers. Even though he is 72 and therefore two years older than Macdonald, Derryn could justifiably be tempted to call Macdonald , Junior.
Little Darwin has received exclusive information that an anonymous former politician who scorned the wearing of a tie , sported sunnies and a leather jacket , has offered Hinch, aka the Human Headline and Human Armpit , his accumulated political wisdom and may even arrange for some of his top secret files to be delivered from the back of a truck one dark and stormy night in Canberra .