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Sam Dastyari

Julie Bishop - always the survivor

"You could drop a nuclear bomb on this parliament and Julie Bishop would crawl out as deputy leader." Labor senator Sam Dastyari's light-hearted joke with journalists was pretty close to the mark.

Senate tax posturing an exercise in futility

“I don't know anybody that doesn’t minimise their tax”. With those words from 24 years ago, the current Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance is exposed for the nonsense it is.