Derryn Hinch slams plea deals

Senator Derryn Hinch in Mildura. Picture: Louise Donges

Senator Derryn Hinch in Mildura. Picture: Louise Donges

PLEA bargaining "makes a mockery" of the criminal justice system, outspoken Senator for Victoria Derryn Hinch says.

Nicknamed The Human Headline, Senator Hinch turned heads during a campaign visit to Mildura the past two days and yesterday expressed his view on the jail term handed to the killer of Karen Belej.

“We’ve got this awful thing coming in, in Australia, which is seeping in from America, and that’s the plea bargaining,” Senator Hinch said.

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