The Fifth Estate – Sam Dastyari in conversation with Sally Warhaft

Senator Sam Dastyari is among the youngest politicians in Canberra, but in just a few years, he’s attracted more attention than many politicians garner over their entire careers. The combination of compelling backstory – told in his new book, One Halal of a Story – and industrial-strength audacity has meant he’s never from the limelight.

Dastyari was born in Iran to student activists and arrived in Australia aged four. He joined the ALP shadow cabinet in his early 30s and quickly rose to prominence in the media too, especially for his campaign against corporate tax avoidance. In 2016, however, he resigned from the Labor frontbench after it was revealed he’d allowed a Chinese-linked company to pay a travel bill. In a radical move, Dastyari now calls for a blanket ban on political donations.

At this Fifth Estate session, Sally Warhaft meets a controversial figure in Australian politics. They’ll talk ambition, redemption, social media and money, money, money.

This event is free, but bookings are essential. Book your tickets here.

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When

24 October 2017, 6:15pm

Where

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

When

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24 October 2017, 6:15pm

Where

The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000