The boss of the NSW Labor party and a former MP are set to give evidence at a corruption inquiry into allegations of a scheme to evade state electoral funding laws.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption is holding a six weeks worth of hearings in Sydney starting on Monday.
It's part of an investigation into whether ALP branch officials in NSW, members of Chinese Friends of Labor, political donors and others have "entered into, or carried out, a scheme to circumvent prohibitions or requirements" under laws relating to political donations.
The allegations date back to January 2015.
NSW Labor general secretary Kaila Murnain is scheduled to give evidence on Wednesday, with ex-Labor MP Ernest Wong - who served in state parliament between 2013 and 2019 - set down for Friday.
Labor's community relations director Kenrick Cheah is the first person on the witness list for Monday.
The inquiry, to be led by chief commissioner Peter Hall QC, follows a raid on NSW Labor's Sussex Street headquarters in December 2018 by ICAC staff investigating donations received by the party at a 2015 fundraising dinner.
Labor lodged a complaint about the raid, suggesting it could have had improper motives, but that was dismissed by the inspector who oversees ICAC's operations.
In his report tabled in parliament in July, Bruce McClintock SC said he could see no basis for the allegation that ICAC should not have proceeded with a search warrant or that the warrant was issued for purposes other than ICAC exercising its investigative powers.
Australian Associated Press