Labor has tapped ACT senator Katy Gallagher to replace senator Sam Dastyari as leader of opposition business in the senate after he stepped down from Labor's frontbench over donations from a Chinese company.
Gallagher's appointment has been declared a victory for the gender wars in politics, as it means Labor now has women in both its Senate leadership positions. The government has two men.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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