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Labor Senator Sam Dastyari is under pressure to resign after a recording of a speech in which he contradicted Labor’s position on the South China Sea was leaked to the media.
In the recording, Dastyari speaks at length on how “the Chinese integrity of its borders is a matter for China”, saying that Australia should know “where it is and isn’t our place to be involved”. The leak goes against Dastyari’s previous accounts of his remarks, which he claimed were “mumbled … incorrectly” in answer to a question. It is the second leak about Dastyari’s ties to Chinese Communist Party-affiliated political donors to make headlines in as many days …
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Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper