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Sam Dastyari Quotes

(Last Updated On: September 25, 2018)

“Today, after much reflection, I’ve decided that the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party is to not return to the Senate in 2018.” – Sam Dastyari, Oman Observer, 13 December 2017.

“I’ve not reached this decision lightly. But in my deliberations, I’ve been guided by my Labor values, which tell me that I should leave if my ongoing presence detracts from the pursuit of Labor’s mission. It is evident to me we are at that point, so I will spare the party any further distraction. I love the Labor Party. I know Australia needs a Labor Government and I refuse to let my personal situation put that prospect at risk.” – Sam Dastyari, Northern Star, 12 December 2017.

“I have always put the pursuit of the Labor cause first, … Reflecting on the events that lead to my decision, I leave knowing I have always honoured my parliamentary oath, I’ve always acted with integrity, and I remain a loyal patriotic Australian.” – Sam Dastyari, Northern Star, 12 December 2017.

“I’ve been guided by my Labour values, which tell me that I should leave if my ongoing presence detracts from the pursuit of Labour’s mission. … It is evident to me we are at that point, so I will spare the party any further distraction.” – Sam Dastyari, Independent, 12 December 2017.