Like many people and political junkies, I have been wracking my brain over the last week trying to understand and get my head around the type of relaxed and comfortable relationship Sam Dastyari must have had with his Chinese patrons that he could just flick pass his travel bill for payment.
Then it hit me and it’s not complicated at all but rather prosaic and mundane.
While we’re looking for the intrigueing and complicated stuff the answer to the nature of the relationship was starring us in the face all along.
It was just a case of business as usual. It was and is the standard modis operandi the business as usual, operating model and procedure that’s been refined and practiced by ALP Susssex Street headquarters in NSW of which Dastyari was General Secretary and the union movement under the tutelage of Bill Shorten and other luminaries and as outlined and revealed at the Union Royal Commission over decades