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Thursday, 5 December 1985
Page: 2990


Senator WALTERS(11.03) —If dignitaries are being entertained by a Minister to a luncheon or a dinner, can the Minister at the table tell me who pays? If it is the Minister who pays, as I presume it would be, is he entitled to claim that as a tax deduction? As I understand it, in-house dining facilities are for employees only, not for clients or guests. Whether the Minister is entertaining in-house or in a restaurant, does he pay the bill? If so, is he entitled to claim that as a tax deduction?