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A ‘pretty good deal:’ ICAC hears details of cash for rural visa scheme – Sydney Morning Herald

A Wagga Wagga based-businessman has told a corruption inquiry he accepted $30,000 cash to employ a Chinese national who never actually worked for him under a scheme linked to former Liberal MP Daryl Maguire.

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Mr Maguire and G8wayinternational are the subject of the inquiry, examining whether Mr Maguire misused his time in office to his own financial benefit, including through a cash for visas scheme.
Mr McLaren is the fourth witness to come before the commission, as a former associate of Mr Maguire.
The inquiry has also called Liberal Oatley MP Mark Coure to appear next week, as well as Ms Wang and Jock Sowter, director of strategy for Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
On Thursday Mr McLaren said he a…

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