Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis suggest Labor senator engaged in ‘counter-surveillance activity’

The Labor senator Sam Dastyari is in fresh strife with a recording emerging of a press conference in which he contradicted Labor’s official position on the dispute in the South China Sea.

The new recording follows revelations earlier on Wednesday by Fairfax Media that Dastyari tipped off a Chinese political donor, Huang Xiangmo, that his phone was probably being tapped by security agencies.

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