Koutsantonis ’hid’ lavish lunch costs: Lucas

Treasurer Rob Lucas has accused his predecessor, who is now Opposition authorities accountability spokesman, of knowingly making an attempt to cover the lunch and booze costs.

But Mr Koutsantonis has vowed it all can be accounted for as presents to dignitaries or business lunches. And he statements the Liberals have some magic formula booze receipts unaccounted for.

A 795-web site information dump of receipts and credit cards statements – from March 2014 to March 2018 – requested by the Liberals was made obtainable by using the Treasury site on Thursday.

The paperwork listing Mr Koutsantonis’s lunches, such as a food at Lou-ca’s Seafood restaurant, costing $856, such as $247 in alcoholic beverages, a number of lunches at Georges on Waymouth worth more than $300 every and yet another at the Hilton’s Coal Cellar and Grill that price tag $220.

Mr Lucas reported Mr Koutsantonis’s business had authorities credit cards and disclosed some investing on lunches and dinners but did not disclose actual receipts that confirmed how substantially was being used on alcoholic beverages.

He reported 1 lunch at Georges on Waymouth for $2282 associated more than $500 of alcoholic beverages, such as $fifty eight for a The Pawn Wine Co Chardonnay and $360 on eight bottles of Mother’s Milk Shiraz.

Mr Koutsantonis reported that lunch was for 22 people today, such as Nyrstar reps on the eve of a $290m offer for the Port Pirie lead smelter.

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He reported other business lunches provided guests from the Australian Hotels Association, London-dependent Agent-Standard Invoice Muirhead, News Corp journalists and condition leaders.

Mr Lucas reported Mr Koutsantonis essential to make clear the acquire of expensive wine, such as eight bottles of Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2012 and a $62 bottle of Moet.

Mr Koutsantonis reported all the wine buys have been presents for going to dignitaries and traders in South Australia, decided on simply because they showcased SA wines.

“None of the bottles purchased by my business have been for any other goal than presents,” he reported.

Penfolds wines went to several people today, such as reps of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, a retiring public servant and business leaders from overseas.