Mystery surrounds the current activities of a Wagga-based business linked to the upcoming Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings into the conduct of former state MP Daryl Maguire.
ICAC announced on Tuesday that it was investigating allegations that, from 2012 to August 2018, Mr Maguire "engaged in conduct that involved a breach of public trust" and used "parliamentary resources to improperly gain a benefit for himself and/or entities close to him".
"These entities included G8way International/G8way International Pty Ltd and associated persons," an ICAC statement said.
An ICAC spokesperson confirmed that G8way International was the same business entity that is officially registered as 'G8wayinternational' with addresses in Wagga.
In 2017, on its now-deleted website, G8way International described itself as an "International Business Club" that was "formed after many requests from business people who wish to develop stronger links with China and the Asia pacific".
The website stated it charged members between $500 and $1000 to act "for the members of the Business Network to ensure the credibility and bona fides of all parties".
"G8wayInternational does not buy or sell. It does not handle money nor act on behalf of any party. It brings together business people of influence," an archived copy of the site stated.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission documents obtained by The Daily Advertiser list Phillip James Elliott, aged 61, as one of G8way's directors.
Mr Elliott was also listed as G8way's secretary and its sole shareholder, owning one share valued at one dollar when issued in 2012.
When contacted by The Daily Advertiser, Mr Elliott said it was "correct" that he was listed as a director for G8way but said "given the circumstances, I can't make any comment".
The Daily Advertiser visited G8way's principal place of business address, which was the third unit in a Turvey Park residential block.
A man who answered the door said he had "no comment of any sort" and did not respond when asked if he was one of two G8way directors listed at the address.
An archive of the company's site stated that the business club had "hosted and accompanied a large NSW hospitality group to Guangzhou" a major port city and manufacturing region in China
"Using its connections developed over many years G8way was able to secure a wonderful outcome. The hospitality group purchased crockery, cutlery and hardware for its operation with a spend of AUD $200,000," G8way's website stated.
"After allowing for freight, commissions and taxes, airfares and accommodation the group will save at least 50 per cent on the equivalent wholesale purchase price in Australia."
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G8way's former website also stated that the business club could "broker an extremely attractive travel service as part of your package using China Southern direct to Guangzhou or via any number of quality providers".
Mr Maguire resigned as the Member for Wagga in August 2018 after a separate ICAC hearing, named Operation Dasha, was played intercepted phone calls concerning property deals with a Sydney councillor.
The new ICAC hearing, named Operation Keppel, will hold four weeks of public hearings starting on September 21, and is expected to call multiple witnesses.
The Daily Advertiser does not suggest that Mr Elliott, its other director or any G8wayInternational staff have engaged in corrupt activities.