Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims 10 companies have taken control of Australian politics

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Labor senator Sam Dastyari has warned there is something “fundamentally wrong and rotten” with Australia’s entire political system, claiming there are 10 huge companies with so much power and influence they have killed proper democratic process at the federal level in this country.

In a firebrand speech in Canberra this week, delivered with the enthusiasm of someone with their eye on the party leadership, Mr Dastyari told a Politics in the Pub audience that he thought he understood power before coming to Canberra as a senator.

But his time in Parliament House has opened his eyes to the realities of the political-business nexus in Australia in a way he could not have anticipated.

“You will not find somebody who came more from the ALP machine than me,” Mr Dastyari told the audience, in a recording obtained by Fairfax Media.

“I’m a product of the machine like you would not believe. I joined the Labor Party when I was 16. I took over my first branches by the time I was 17 … [so] I thought I understood the brutality of politics simply by my time in the NSW Labor Party and my time in the NSW Labor machine.”

“[But] none of that braced me for an understanding of just how concentrated, brutal and aggressive a handful of businesses operate [in Australia], and the real corporate power where it actually rests in this country,” he said.

He then claimed there are 10 companies that wield the most incredible amount of power in Australia, to the point where it has stifled proper democratic and economic progress.

“Four banks, and we all know who they are – the Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Westpac, and ANZ – three big mining companies, in Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Fortescue Metals, you’ve got your two big grocery chains, and you’ve got your big telco, which is Telstra,” Mr Dastyari said.

They have “unprecedented concentration of corporate influence” in Australia, he said.

“The entire political debate has become so dominated by the interests that they’re pushing, and the agenda that they’re pushing. And [we’ve] ended up with this complete crowding out of a proper political discourse in this country because there is one sectional interest that is so much louder than every other voice out there combined.”

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6 thoughts on “Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims 10 companies have taken control of Australian politics

  1. Sam is throughing around the invisible boogieman routine –
    google Three Little Maids from school are we – Mikado – youtube.
    This is Sams routine.
    “innocent little babes in the woods are we’
    “ignorant to all the fraud you see”
    “appalled as any innocent bystander could be”
    “innocent little babes … in the woods … are we”

  2. A thought – Sam Dastyri might be ‘the one’ who has enough nouse to insist that Glen Stevens give back the $9 billion that – His Eminance, Joseph Benedictus Hockey – gifted the RBA all those year ago when we were NOT SO POOR AS TODAY – frigers crossed.
    Go Sam !

  3. What if I was to say that ‘the mining boom’ never happened – that we over estimated & there by over stated our wealth generation, for the suitable credit rating, that allowed us to gamble pre-2008 GFC.
    ABC – 4 CORNERS – HAPPY BANKING … have a look & see how fast & loose they played it.
    * manufacturing was forced offshore
    * everyone went – all western nations took off for the gold fields of the third world
    * because labor was dirt cheap, the taxes were low to non-existant, the raw materials cost next to nothing, everyone was going to make a killing
    * manufacture dirt cheap & sell at top dollar … kaching kaching
    * only that everyone was doing it all at the same time
    * only that the population of planet earth was grossly over estimates
    * only that, that caused a massive over production of products, more that we would ever use
    * as a result they have had to downsize & go broke.
    Which bright spark of a PM forced Australian manufacturing to go offshore only to go broke a few years later.
    North to Alaska is a great song to bring about the momentum of those ideas.

  4. Does anyone watch …
    Davos … you should … it show us who the TOP GUNS of the financial world are & exactly what changes these mover & shaker, power brokers, are planning for our beloved countries.
    Have a look at
    Davos 2016 The Global Economic Outlook – youtube
    Listen to the HEAD of THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND …
    the dill … Christine Lagarde … but indeed listen to the whole lot of them.
    Then
    Davos 2016 India and the World.
    What they are talking about is pye in the sky, unrealistic changes that will be implemented – like Australia forcing its manufacturing to the third world countries and destroying its nations work force.
    Watch Davos 2015 A Brave New World & listen to THE global experts talk a load of rubbish about artificial intelligence – it is so obvious that they know nothing about the subjest – THE GLOBAL EXPERTS
    GOD SAVE US FROM THESE PRETENDER PROTAGONISTS.
    ABSTRACT COW DUNG.

  5. Where is Mr Dastyari coming from.
    Let’s all stop pretending that Corporatism and Communism are at one hundred and eighty degrees separate…… they are two hats sitting on the same head……. Talmudic Law!
    Corporatism, the Jew Banking elite, financed the Russian Revolution that gave them the massive controlling interests in Russia’s wealth.
    This same Jew money perpetrated WW1, the world depression and WW2.
    Poor old Mr Dastyari is wanking his pecker should he take on these monoliths of Jew power and his pathetic statement concerning our ‘Big Brother’ Corporations is merely his promo to get votes…… for what?
    The Corporate world runs our governments and unless you have the balls to oppose then just settle for the TV and it will solve all your problems……… temporarily!………… Gus

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