Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims 10 companies have taken control of Australian politics

By Gareth Hutchens
Updated February 5 2016 - 11:13am, first published 10:12am
Senator Sam Dastyari says despite being a product of the ALP machine, he only really gained an understanding of how power dominates Australia's political system after becoming a senator. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has warned there is something "fundamentally wrong and rotten" with Australia's entire political system, claiming there are 10 huge companies with so much power and influence they have killed proper democratic process at the federal level in this country.

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