Not only has the party lost its only federal representative, it's also lost its biggest financial backer.
Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.
Malcolm Turnbull says he has lots of solar panels. But the Coalition's hatred of renewable energy isn't so much about personal views as about the cash.
In today's Essential Report, voters want political donations confined to themselves, and the Prime Minister records his lowest ever approval rating.
If parties are serious about improving political donations disclosure, there are some cost-free options for them. But one side brings extraordinary hypocrisy to the whole debate.
In the wake of the Dastyari scandal both sides have been calling for a ban on donations of various kinds, such as corporations or unions. But there's the pesky matter of the constitution ...
If we're going to start pinging politicians who break no donations laws but behave "unethically" then there are plenty who could have resigned already.
The Labor Senator's connections to Chinese businesses go back years, but that still doesn't explain the bill they paid for him.
There's little interest from either side of politics in banning foreign donations: they're worth millions to them.
Liberals sure are cross about Sam Dastyari taking money from a Chinese-linked company. Maybe they'll just ban foreign donations! Oh wait, maybe not ...