Bernardi joins Labor calls to ban foreign donations

LIBERALParty backbencher Cory Bernardi is joining Labor's call to ban foreign political donations as pressure on the Prime Minister to act mounts.

"It's wrong for substantial amounts of money from foreign entities in non-democratic governments to flow into [the] Australian body-politic," Senator Bernardi told AM.

The call follows a week of controversy about a $1,600 personal donation to Labor senator Sam Dastayri from a businessman with strong Chinese Government links.

Chinese-language media in Sydney then reported Senator Dastyari making pro-China comments in relation to its aggressive stance in the South China Sea, at odds with Labor policy on the matter.

Senator Dastyari last night skipped an event he was due to appear at in Sydney hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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