Dastyari's career going nowhere: Shorten

December 08, 2017

Senator Sam Dastyari's dealings with Chinese donors threaten a crucial by-election.

Bill Shorten has delivered a brutal assessment of beleaguered backbencher Sam Dastyari as the senator's scandalous dealings with Chinese donors threaten to derail a crucial by-election.

"His career is going nowhere, fast," Mr Shorten declared as he stood alongside Bennelong candidate Kristina Keneally on Friday.

But the opposition leader accused the Turnbull government of engaging in "China-phobia" after former prime minister Paul Keating's links to the China Development bank were called into question.

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