Federal Labor minister Bill Shorten denies he stayed at a Perisher ski lodge owned by Eddie Obeid's family.

Mr Obeid told the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on Tuesday a former NSW Labor government minister had stayed rent free at the lodge.

The same hospitality was extended to other political friends, including former NSW premier Morris Iemma, current Labor leader John Robertson and federal minister Bill Shorten, he added.

But Mr Shorten's spokesperson said this was "untrue".

"The minister has never been to Perisher and cannot ski."

Mr Obeid, a former NSW Labor factional boss, has denied seeking or receiving any insider information from former NSW minister Ian Macdonald regarding valuable coal tenements in the Bylong Valley, west of Newcastle.

 

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