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Sam Dastyari, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 21 August 2013 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 25 January 2018 — Resigned

Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements: Dastyari, Senator Sam (30 Nov 2017)

“I thank the Senate for the opportunity to speak again on this matter. I note that only limited opportunity was provided to me to prepare this response. As I've previously stated, I became acquainted with Mr Huang Xiangmo as he was a prominent local Chinese community leader in Sydney. As the Senate will appreciate, there are over one million Chinese Australians. It is not uncommon for there to...”

Statements: Dastyari, Senator Sam (30 Nov 2017)

“by leave—I rise to make a short statement. Let me begin at the outset by saying that I have never had a briefing by any Australian security agency, ever. I have never passed on classified information and I have never been in the possession of any. As I have repeatedly said, if I was ever given any security advice from any agency, I would follow it to the letter. I want to be absolutely...”

Bills: Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; In Committee (28 Nov 2017)

“Stop trying to be gender neutral.”

More of Sam Dastyari's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 77 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 247 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)