Air getting too Dasty for Shorten
There is a strong smell around Labor’s Sam Dastyari, that gets more potent by the day (“Peking Schmuck”, 7/12).
Senator Dastyari’s flirtation with the Chinese looks to be just a little more than what we imagined early on. And it’s difficult to accept he has been acting alone in his dalliances. If Bill Shorten didn’t know the length and breadth of Senator Dastyari’s involvement, he should have. That’s his job as Labor leader.
We must also ask why it has taken so long for Sen Dastyari’s relationship with and apparent deep interest in the Chinese to surface. Of particular concern are his questions of Defence, especially when he has no official responsibility in this area. Both Mr Shorten and Senator Dastyari should be held to account on this matter.
Yesterday’s front page.