Senator Derryn Hinch is thrilled his Justice Party could hold the balance of power in Victoria’s upper house.
The final make-up of the Legislative Council is yet to be confirmed but pundits are tipping the former journalist’s political party could win up to four seats.
‘If we get one, I’ll be thrilled. If we get two, I’ll be ecstatic. This is wait and see, the results aren’t in yet. We could have the balance of power, so it’s good to have that insurance policy in the upper house,’ Senator Hinch told Melbourne radio 3AW on Monday.
Once the outcome is known, Senator Hinch plans to meet with his Victorian counterparts and install a state director.
‘It’s brand new territory. I’ll sit down in Melbourne with people and look at hiring staff and things like that, once we get the numbers known. It’ll be good,’ he said.
The party will vote as a block, supporting issues including voluntary euthanasia, safe injecting rooms and legalising softer drugs like marijuana.
‘I want the state of Victoria to be first state in Australia to have a public register of convicted sex offenders. That’s what I want most of all,’ he said.