A photo taken during the opening of the 45th Parliament showing Sam Dastyari and Stephen Conroy on the frontbench of the Senate.

Since the photo was taken Sam Dastyari has resigned from the frontbench of the Labor party following public outcry regarding a payment made on his behalf by a company with links to the Chinese government.

This photo is unique as normally the Senate photography rules do not allow anyone other than the person speaking at the time to be photographed. Those rules were relaxed for the opening of Parliament.