Laughing all the way, that is what lobbyists and the the recipients of their largesse are doing. Popular short term direct gifts from lobbyists include food, drink, travel and entertainment, all things that leave little trace. The use of foreign bank accounts, companies and trusts opens the possibilities for serious gift giving. In return lobbyists can expect things like approvals, concessions and grants. It is jingle all the way.
Even better for both the lobbyists and their publically employed recipients is that the NT’s ICAC Commissioner is not interested in their activities, his main interest is in the end of the pandemic so that he can be a fly in fly out commissioner. He will probably only complain if he is not invited to the corporate marquee.