Gifts and benefits

Read our department’s register of all gifts and benefits accepted by staff in the course of official duties.

We register all accepted gifts and benefits over AU$100 (excluding GST) within 31 days of receipt.

We are required to publish our register quarterly under Australian Public Service Commission guidelines.

2023-24 financial year

1 July 2023 – 31 March 2024

Date received  Date recorded  Gift or benefit  Received by  Presented by  Occasion  Estimated value 
28/02/2024 28/02/2024 Ticket to forum

Executive Level 

(1-2)

Flame Security International Future Geelong Forum $165.00
08/05/2023 25/07/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Annual declaration n/a
28/03/2024 28/03/2024 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Annual declaration n/a
05/01/2023 19/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Annual declaration n/a
17/01/2023 19/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Annual declaration n/a
20/01/2023 23/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Annual declaration n/a
21/09/2023 16/10/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership Secretary Qantas Annual declaration N/A
06/10/2023 21/12/2023

Australia's Nobel Laureates Vol III State of our Innovation Nation: 2021 and Beyond

 

SES (1-3) Innovatia Sent to departmental official via post. $150.00
14/08/2023 18/12/2023 Site visit costs including bus and ferry transfers and lunch SES (1-3) Asia-Pacific LNG (APLNG) Site visit and educational opportunity to see the operation of the LNG export terminal. $150.00
23/11/2023 27/11/2023 Celebration Cake

Executive Level 

(1-2)

Callida Consulting End of project celebration gift $115.00
31/10/2023 21/11/2023 Delegate Pass for Conference SES (1-3) International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Delegate pass to attend IMARC – to support departmental activities at IMARC. $3795.00
31/10/2023 21/11/2023 Delegate Pass for Conference

Executive Level 

(1-2)

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Delegate pass to attend IMARC – to support departmental activities at IMARC. $3795.00
09/11/2023 10/11/2023 Ticket to Summit

Executive Level 

(1-2)

Silicon Coast Xplore Healthcare Summit – in recognition of DISR as a valued stakeholder $390.00
23/10/2023 23/10/2023 Helicopter travel SES (1-3) Esso Australia Pty Ltd Offshore site visit for decommissioning activities $1500.00
23/10/2023 23/10/2023 Helicopter travel

Executive Level 

(1-2)

Esso Australia Pty Ltd Offshore site visit for decommissioning activities $1500.00
21/09/2023 16/10/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership Secretary Qantas Membership  N/A
30/06/2023 08/08/2023 Travel costs SES (1-3) Queensland Government World Mining Congress Activity – Resources Industry Facilities site visit. $4250.00
02/08/2023 07/08/2023 Ticket to conference 

Executive Level 

(1-2)

IT Alliance Australia Tech in Government Conference $195.00
08/05/2023 25/07/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership

SES (1-3)

 

Qantas Membership N/A

2022-23 financial year

1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023

Date received  Date recorded  Gift or benefit  Received by  Presented by  Occasion  Estimated value 
13/06/2023 28/06/2023 Invitation to attend dinner SES (1-3) United States Studies Centre Dinner hosted by United States Studies Centre   $200.00 
08/05/2023 13/06/2023 Champagne x 1 Bottle Contractor Embassy of the Republic of Korea Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea  $140.00 
08/05/2023 30/05/2023 Cultural Item – Handmade Edo Kiriko Glasses x2 [Japanese traditional cut glass] engraved with “JAXA” Contractor Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Presented by the President of JAXA in front of the whole of Agency  $178.00 
05/05/2023 30/05/2023 Framed JAXA Hayabusa 2 landing presentation plaque, autographed and containing space-flown patch  SES (1-3) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Presented by the President of JAXA to the Australian Space Agency for the Hayabusa 2 mission $160.00 
14/05/2023 15/05/2023 Tickets to awards ceremony

Executive Level 

(1-2)

Moreton Bay Region 

Industry and Tourism

Undertaking judging role - 2023 Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards  $324.00 
10/05/2023 10/05/2023 Invitation to attend Luncheon Secretary Qantas Treasurers Post Budget Luncheon Address  $200.00 
04/05/2023 9/05/2023

Book written by 

Dr Voichita Bucur - Handbook of materials for Percussion Musical Instruments

SES (1-3) Dr Voichita Bucur Gift following work completed with individual at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)  $375.00 
06/03/2023 17/03/2023

SKYCITY Vouchers x 4

State Opera Tickets x 2

Wine x 1 Bottle

Executive Level   (1-2) The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and SkyCity 2023 Nomination for The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and SkyCity’s 2023 Woman of the Year Award $655.00
06/03/2023 17/03/2023

Restaurant Voucher x 1

State Opera Tickets x 2

Wine x 1 Bottle

Flowers

Executive Level   (1-2) The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and SkyCity 2023 Nomination for OCPSA Leader of the Year Award $555.00 
17/02/2023 23/02/2023 Tickets to awards ceremony and gala dinner Executive Level   (1-2) The Advertiser To attend the ‘Woman of the Year’ Awards & Gala Dinner $200.00 
28/02/2023 28/02/2023 Ticket Executive Level   (1-2) Smart Precinct NQ To attend a Future Townsville – Towards 2040 event. $150.00 
05/12/2022 13/02/2023 Indigenous digging stick SES (1-3) Wajarri Yamaji Aboriginal Corporation Attendance at the SKA ground-breaking ceremony $200.00 
20/01/2023 23/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Membership  N/A
20/01/2023 20/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Membership N/A
17/01/2023 19/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Membership N/A
05/01/2023 19/01/2023 Chairman’s Lounge Membership SES (1-3) Qantas Membership N/A
18/06/2022 16/01/2023 2 x Gift bag Executive Level 
(1-2)
Vogue Australia Given when presenting at the Vogue Codes Summit 2022 $1474.50

02/12/2022

 

14/12/2022 Complimentary Tickets

Departmental Official (APS 1-6)

 

KIDDO/EDUCATE Santa’s Wonderland event $200
02/12/2022 02/12/2022 Free publication to the scientific journal ‘Cancers'

Contractor

 

Thomas Ashworth Organising Committee 2022 and the Cancers Editorial Officer 

 

First-place prize for most outstanding Young Investigator's Presentation at the Thomas Ashworth Symposium 2022 $3763
14/11/2022 02/12/2022

Cash-Prize/Award - Donated

 

Contractor

 

Thomas Ashworth Organising Committee 2022

 

Thomas Ashworth Symposium 2022  $600

09/11/2022

 

16/11/2022

Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones HD 

 

Executive Level   (1-2)

 

Hannover Fairs Australia (Deutsche Messe AG)

 

HR Innovation & Tech Fest Australia Conference  $299
15/07/2022 09/11/2022 Bottle of Taiwanese Alcohol SES (1-3) Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Post annual bilateral meetings  $200
24/10/2022 01/11/2022 Complimentary ticket 

Executive Level   (1-2)

 

Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

 

Queensland Government's 'SomethingX' business innovation event

 

$275

12/10/2022

 

24/10/2022 Pilbara resources familiarisation tour SES (1-3) The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of WA (CME) Familiarisation tour of various resources sites $2000
13/09/2022 21/10/2022

Ticket 

 

SES (1-3) Future Women Budgeting for Women’s Success dinner $300
30/08/2022 07/10/2022  Annual membership to the Qantas Club Executive Level   (1-2) Qantas Membership $420
12/09/2022 30/09/2022 

Invitation to attend conference

 

Executive Level   (1-2) Informa Connect Australia Australian Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage Conference 2022 $3295
12/09/2022 28/09/2022 

Invitation to attend conference

 

Departmental Official (APS 1-6) Informa Connect Australia  Australian Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage Conference 2022 $3295
10/08/2022 15/09/2022  Invitation to attend awards night and dinner SES (1-3) Industry Capability Network Limited Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022 $349
15/09/2022 15/09/2022  Invitation to attend awards night and dinner Executive Level   (1-2) Industry Capability Network Limited Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022 $380
7/09/2022 13/09/2022  Attendance to events at Minerals Week 2022. Departmental Official (APS 1-6) Minerals Council of Australia Minerals Weeks 2022 $1490
6/09/2022 13/09/2022  Attendance to events at Minerals Week 2022. Departmental Official (APS 1-6) Minerals Council of Australia Minerals Weeks 2022 $1490
7/09/2022 13/09/2022  Attendance to events at Minerals Week 2022. Departmental Official (APS 1-6) Minerals Council of Australia Minerals Weeks 2022 $1490
07/09/2022 08/09/2022  Invitation to attend Luncheon  Executive Level   (1-2) South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) AGM  $145
29/08/2022 06/09/2022 

Invitation to attend awards night

 

Executive Level   (1-2) Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism awards night, attendee was a judge $139
29/08/2022 06/09/2022 

Invitation to attend awards night and dinner

 

 

Executive Level   (1-2) Trade Tasmania (Department of State Growth, Tasmanian Government) 2022 Tasmanian Export Awards $150
29/08/2022 06/09/2022  Invitation to attend awards night and dinner Executive Level   (1-2) Trade Tasmania (Department of State Growth, Tasmanian Government) 2022 Tasmanian Export Awards $150

2021–22 financial year

1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

Date received

Date recorded

Gift or benefit

Received by

Presented by

Occasion

Estimated value

20/06/2022

23/06/2022

Complimentary ticket to a conference event

Regional Manager – Northern Tasmania

Frith Mabin Executive Producer agriCULTURED

Invitation to attend Conversations in the City, Friday 5 August 2022 in Launceston TAS for the agriCULTURED conference

$125.00

17/06/2022

22/06/2022

Invitation to Luncheon

Regional Manager – Greater Brisbane

Oriana Wyrozebska General Manager, Tourism & Investment Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT)

Invitation to Business networking event

$125.00 – Maximum to $135.00

16/06/2022

22/06/2022

Invitation to ticketed Industry Luncheon

Regional Manager – Greater Brisbane

Linda Herden nbn™ Stakeholder Engagement Manager | Corporate Affairs, SCA QLD

Networking

$170.00 – Maximum to $250.00

22/04/2022

24/04/2022

Complimentary conference invitation / ticket

Head of Division

Minerals Council of Australia

Minerals Week 2022 conference - event for Australian Mining, bringing together industry leaders, government and policymakers to discuss the future of the mining industry.

$1,400.00

30/03/2022

31/05/2022

Luncheon

Secretary

Colin Thomas, Regional Manager, Qantas Airways Ltd

Treasurer's Post Budget Address

$300.00

2/03/2022

9/03/2022

Benefit - Dinner

General Manager
Australian Space Agency

Pyne and Partners

Attendance, on behalf of the Head of the agency, to a South Australian space industry networking dinner prior to the Australian Space Forum 2022.

$140.00

21/02/2022

4/03/2022

Hardcover copy of Australia’s Nobel Laureates Vol 111

Secretary

One Mandate Group

Without prior knowledge, the book was sent via Australia Post to the Department's Secretary from One Mandate Group

$130.00

24/11/2021

3/12/2021

Ticket to National Press Club Event

Deputy Secretary

Telstra

Attend the National Press Club Address by Sam Mostyn, President, Chief Executive Women.

$185.00

2020–21 financial year

1 April 2021 – 30 June 2021

Date received

Date recorded

Gift or benefit

Received by

Presented by

Occasion

Estimated value

06/03/2021

22/03/2021

2 tickets to attend WOMADelaide

Head of the Australian Space Agency

Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia

Invitation to attend WOMADelaide on Saturday 6 March 2021

$260.00

10/02/2021

30/03/2021

Indigenous Artwork

Head of the Australian Space Agency

Dr Megan Clark AC, Chair, Advisory Board, Australian Space Agency

Retained by Australian Space Agency - to be displayed in the Head of Agency Office

$6,000.00 to a maximum of $8,000.00

20/05/2021

19/05/2021

2 tickets to attend APS Executive Roundtable lunch

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Property & Protective Security

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Faethm

Lunch for APS Executive roundtable discussion

$200.00

19/05/2021

20/05/2021

Commonwealth Secretaries Dinner

Secretary

Boston Consulting Group

Dinner for Australian Public Service Secretaries

$180.00

07/10/2020

25/05/2021

Lunch hosted by Qantas

Secretary

Qantas Australia

Treasurers Post Budget Luncheon Address

$150.00

12/05/2021

25/05/2021

Lunch hosted by Qantas

Secretary

Qantas Australia

Treasurers Post Budget Luncheon Address

$150.00

1 January 2021 – 31 March 2021

We received no gifts or benefits during this period.

1 October 2020 – 31 December 2020

Date received

Date recorded

Gift or benefit

Received by

Presented by

Occasion

Estimated value

15/10/2020

19/10/2020

Dinner

Secretary

Macquarie Capital

Dinner for Australian Public Service Secretaries 

$184.00

1 July 2020 – 30 September 2020

We received no gifts or benefits during this period.

2019–20 financial year

1 April 2020 – 30 June 2020

We received no gifts or benefits during this period.

1 January 2020 – 31 March 2020

Date received

Date recorded

Gift or benefit

Received by

Presented by

Occasion

Estimated value

20/01/2020

24/01/2020

Champagne donated to the Social Club

Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency

Qantas Australia

Platinum member gift

$350.00

12/12/2019

27/02/2020

Ticket x1 to Cirque Stratosphere

Staff of Questacon

Cirque Stratosphere

Questacon hosted Cirque Stratosphere for an event in the Centre. They provided ticket to their show.

$158.00

18 October 2019 – 31 December 2019

Date received

Date recorded

Gift or benefit

Received by

Presented by

Occasion

Estimated value

18/11/2019

2/12/2019

Haighs Chocolate

Head of Division, Australian Building Codes Board

An official representative of the NZ Ministry of Business Industry and Employment

Guests at the Building and Plumbing Codes Committee meetings arranged by ABCB

$150.00

10/12/2019

13/12/2019

Christmas Hamper

Staff of the Anti-Dumping Commission

Building Manager, ANZ/JLL Building Management

Christmas gift

$169.00

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