Portrait of Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari was born in Iran to student activists and arrived in Australia aged four. He has worked with Hawker Britton and served as General Secretary of New South Wales Labor. He was appointed to the Senate in 2013, promoted to the shadow outer ministry in 2016, and became the manager of opposition business in the Senate and spokesperson for consumer affairs. He is currently a backbencher and lives in Sydney with his wife and two daughters.

Photo: Tim Bauer