Labor senator Sam Dastyari steps down after accepting money from Chinese donors.

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from Labor’s frontbench after mounting criticism on the donations he received from a Chinese-linked company.

On Tuesday he apologised for allowing the company to pay off a $1,600 travel debt he owed to the Commonwealth.

It came after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Senator Dastyari made a mistake but he deserved a second chance.

More to come.

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