Former Labor Senator, Sam Dastyari on Q&A

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Q&A: A question of influence

With NSW Labor facing the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and Liberal backbencher Gladys Liu under pressure over her ties to Beijing, Q&A delves into the murky world of political donations and how influence operates behind the scenes.


Joining Tony Jones on the panel:

China expert, United States Studies Centre, John Lee

Liberal Senator, James Paterson

Shadow Minister for Trade, Madelaine King

Author and social analyst, Eva Cox

Former Labor Senator, Sam Dastyari


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Q&A airs Monday, 16 September at 9.35pm AEST on ABC