After six days of evidence about Ian Macdonald’s infamous night at room 1119 in the Four Seasons Hotel with Tiffanie, it was a huge relief to finally hear it from the horse’s mouth.

In his evidence to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, the former minister for energy was also able to give valuable insights into how he ran his department, saying that he often set up meetings with senior bureaucrats for people who asked him for access. And although he ate almost weekly at the Tuscany Restaurant in Leichhardt, he has been unable to produce any receipts to show that he ever paid a bill.