Sam Dastyari admits 'mistake' asking donors to pay for expenses

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Labor senator accepts full responsibility during media grilling, but dodges questions about whether he departed from Labor position on South China Sea

Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari says he made a mistake by asking donors to pay for expenses he should have covered himself, but refused to give a straight answer about whether he departed from Labor’s position on the South China Sea during the election campaign.

Dastyari faced the media for the first time since news broke last week that Chinese business interests had paid a $1,600 travel bill for him – accepting full responsibility for the “mistake”.

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