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 December 2023

Date received Date recorded Gift or benefit Received by Presented by Occasion Estimated value
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 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 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

Lounge membership

SES (1-3)

Qantas

Membership

N/A

20/01/2023

20/01/2023

Lounge Membership

SES (1-3)

Qantas

Membership

                             N/A

17/01/2023

19/01/2023

Lounge Membership

SES (1-3)

Qantas

Membership

                               N/A

05/01/2023

19/01/2023

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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