Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Motions

International Overdose Awareness Day

4:22 pm

Photo of Derryn HinchDerryn Hinch (Victoria, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Hanson, you have company with some jail experience. I have the same objection that Senator Hanson has to that piece of the motion. Some of the motion is good and some of it's bad. When I was in jail, we were strip-searched every time we were going to meet visitors and we were strip-searched every time we came out. I think guards must be getting drugs to people in prison, because, when you're in a one-piece jumpsuit with a padlock on the back of your neck, there's no way known you can carry anything in there. They check inside your mouth to make sure it's not under your tongue. When I was under house arrest for five months, they came and knocked on the door at 10 o'clock at night to drug-test and alcohol-test me. Part of what you say, Senator Di Natale, is true, but on that angle I can't support it.

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