Topic archives: Sam Dastyari

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

May 31, 2018 7

Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

May 24, 2018 18

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.

Tips and rumours

May 1, 2018 3

Dasher's new gig? Bluenotes' conspicuous silence. Plus, ASIC's Twitter stuff-up.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Pollies have a lot to learn about Chinese-Australians

December 19, 2017 6

It would be generous to say both major parties were less than impressive when it came to effectively reading and communicating with Chinese-Australians.

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

December 15, 2017 17

Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.

EXCLUSIVE: Dastyari’s ideas for post-Senate life include growing cacti, wrestling celebrities

December 15, 2017

The ex-senator has spoken of his desire to remain involved in grassroots politics, but also might just hand out signed autographs of his face.

ABC’s new political editor … Dasher’s collateral damage … Breitbart’s war on Twitter …

ABC’s new political editor … Dasher’s collateral damage … Breitbart’s war on Twitter …

December 14, 2017 5

The ABC has appointed Andrew Probyn its new political editor, replacing Chris Uhlmann.

Bennelong could be one of the most significant byelections in Australian history

December 14, 2017 6

This byelection is huge. You can hear it in Turnbull's voice.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 13, 2017 13

Abetz's war on anti-Christmas ... Erik Jensen gets a flattering stand-in ... Labor and Libs start a land war in China ...

Dasher’s social media antics put the ‘party’ in Labor Party

Dasher’s social media antics put the ‘party’ in Labor Party

December 12, 2017 2

As he (ahem) Dashes to the exit, Crikey commemorates our five favourite Sam Dastyari stunts.

Dastyari’s inevitable downfall and the case for a federal ICAC

December 12, 2017 28

Shorten should’ve known that simply relegating Dastyari to the backbench, as he did last week, would be insufficient.

Crikey Worm: would-be terrorist bungles attack in New York

December 12, 2017

Good morning, early birds. A 27-year-old man has botched a planned terror attack in New York City overnight. Plus, the Prime Minister goes on a year-end whirlwind media tour. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

December 11, 2017 8

Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?

Crikey Worm: Dastyari scandal widens

December 11, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. The Dastyari dilemma gets more complicated by the day -- and threatens to engulf more than just the Labor Party. Meanwhile, the government is refusing to release key data on Australia's emissions output. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Beijing weighs into the Dastyari scandal

December 7, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Chinese Communist Party has tried to hose down fears in Australian Parliament about foreign donations and influence. Plus, Labor is on the cusp of victory in Queensland, and that's bad news for Adani. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Could Dastyari help keep Keneally out of Bennelong?

December 5, 2017 32

Dastyari is a walking crisis, and he isn't just derailing Labor's efforts to keep pressure on what should be an unraveling government; he's throwing its chances in Bennelong into doubt.

Crikey Worm: voters to Turnbull’s rescue

December 4, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The PM wins some respite as two new polls indicate voters would not look kindly upon yet another leadership spill, and the Opposition Leader has been caught up in the Sam Dastyari Chinese influence debacle. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Sam Dastyari and Sam Dastyari?

December 1, 2017 1

Lovable, racism fighting goofball or cynical, compromised opportunist? It's all the Dashers, all the time -- can you pick which is which?

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

December 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.