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 28 days of receipt.

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

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