Gifts and benefits register

In the course of official duties, officials of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts received the following gifts and/or benefits where the value exceeds $AUD100 (excluding GST).

Gifts received in current periods

1 January 2024 to 31 March 2024

Date received Gift/benefit Received by Presented by Occasion Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
01/12/2022 MontBlanc Business card holder with gusset x 2 Assistant Secretary Qatar Airways Gift from Qatar Airways recognising the corporation afforded during COVID19. 880
04/01/2023 Airbus A350-900 Model Scale 1:400 Assistant Secretary Singapore Airlines Annual Singapore Airlines Meeting 100
19/10/2023 Vietjet Airbus A320 - 1/100 Scale Assistant Secretary Vietjet Air Bangladesh DCGA (Director General of Civil Aviation Conference)—16/10/23 to 19/10/23 120
30/10/2023 1 ticket to attend the National Press Club address by Chantel Contos Assistant Secretary National Advisory Match Group sought the department's assistance to bring industry together (in the absence of an industry representative group) in order to kickstart industry discussions of the Code. Chanel Contos is a prominent advocate for consent and online women's safety issues. 100
08/11/2023 High-Visible Vests x4
Hard Hats x5
Assistant Director NBN Co Visit to NBN Worksite 140
24/11/2023 iPad (10th Generation) Wi-Fi 256GB ICAO Council Representative United Arab Emirates Gift from United Arab Emirates 908
31/01/2024 Singapore Airlines branded Samsonite Evoa Mini Case 
Singapore Airlines branded Passport holders 
Singapore Airlines branded Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Assistant Secretary Singapore Airlines Annual Singapore Airlines Meeting 338
31/01/2024 Singapore Airlines branded Samsonite Evoa Mini Case 
Singapore Airlines branded Passport holders 
Singapore Airlines branded USB
Assistant Director Singapore Airlines Annual Singapore Airlines Meeting 184
31/01/2024 Singapore Airlines branded Samsonite Evoa Mini Case 
Singapore Airlines branded Passport holders 
Singapore Airlines branded USB
Assistant Director Singapore Airlines Annual Singapore Airlines Meeting 184
31/01/2024 2 x Singapore Airlines branded Samsonite Evoa Mini Case 
1 x Singapore Airlines branded Passport holders 
2 x Singapore Airlines branded USB
APS 6 Singapore Airlines Annual Singapore Airlines Meeting 338
27/02/2024 1x dinner at Quatre Gats restaurant, Barcelona, Spain Assistant Secretary Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) AMTA hosted a dinner for Australian officials attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 2024. 150
07/03/2024 Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) International Women's Day (IWD) Luncheon at Hyatt Hotel. Two course lunch. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Canberra Data Centre (CDC) CIOs, senior Australian Public Servant (APS) across government and industry leaders attend AIIA function. 181 
20/03/2024 Cultural Scarf/Shawl Secretary Ministry of Transportation Indonesia A traditional gift exchange is customary in Indonesian culture 175
20/03/2024 KrisShop exclusive Moleskine Smart Writing Set, Batik Collection Director Singapore Airlines Meeting with representatives of Singapore Airlines 381.60
20/03/2024 2 x Passport Holder
5 x Singapore Airlines Batik Tote Bag by Loki
International Aviation Branch Singapore Airlines Meeting with representatives of Singapore Airlines 151
20/03/2024 Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Singapore Airlines Passport Holder 
Singapore Airlines Aviation Tag Airbus A380 
Singapore Airlines Batik Tote Bag by Loki
Assistant Director Singapore Airlines Meeting with representatives of Singapore Airlines. 383
20/03/2024 Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Singapore Airlines Passport Holder 
Singapore Airlines Aviation Tag Airbus A380 
Singapore Airlines Batik Tote Bag by Loki
Assistant Director Singapore Airlines Meeting with representatives of Singapore Airlines 383
20/03/2024 Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Singapore Airlines Passport Holder 
Singapore Airlines Aviation Tag Airbus A380 
Singapore Airlines Batik Tote Bag by Loki
Director Singapore Airlines Meeting with representatives of Singapore Airlines 383
Ongoing Complimentary Qantas Chairman's Lounge membership Secretary
Deputy Secretary (6)
First Assistant Secretary (1)
Qantas Annual Lounge membership from Qantas Not quantified

 

1 October 2023 to 31 December 2023

Date received Gift/benefit Received by Presented by Occasion Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
20/10/2023 Artwork "Vietnam Countryside" Deputy Secretary Transport of Vietnam Meeting with Deputy Minister of Transport of Vietnam 400
24/10/2023 Ticket to Lord Mayors Business Awards Event Assistant Director Council of Mayors (SEQ) Lord Mayors Business Awards Event 200
1/11/2023 Ticket to event at National Press Club of Australia Assistant Director National Advisory Event at National Press Club of Australia 100
13/11/2023 Ticket to APS Accounting and Finance Conference 2023 Director Department of Finance APS Accounting and Finance Conference 2023 220
21/11/2023 Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery First Assistant Secretary The ARTC (Australian Rail Track Corporation) Board Dinner preceded the Board Meeting, Annual General Meeting and Strategic Meeting 150
21/11/2023 Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery Deputy Secretary The ARTC (Australian Rail Track Corporation) Board Dinner preceded the Board Meeting, Annual General Meeting and Strategic Meeting 100
22/11/2023 Ticket to L.E.K Women's Summit Melbourne Assistant Secretary L.E.K Consulting Guest at L.E.K Women's Summit, Melbourne 350
22/11/2023 Seat for lunch at the National Press Club of Australia Assistant Secretary Westpac Banking Corporation Event at the National Press Club featuring address by Minister for Communications 100
22/11/2023 Ticket to conference at National Press Club of Australia First Assistant Secretary Telstra Group Limited Conference at National Press Club Address by Minister Rowland 100
27/11/2023 Dinner at the Australian War Memorial & Commemorative Medallion x1 Director SilentWorld Foundation Guest of the commemorative event at the Australian War Memorial 287
9/12/2023 Decorative Chinese plates x2 and model car x2 Assistant Director Cherry Automobiles Gifts from Cherry Automobiles when visiting Australia 100
20/12/2023 Tickets at A Christmas Carol at Canberra Theatre x2 Director Canberra Theatre Centre and Shake & Stir Theatre Co Guest of an Arts Performing venue that hosts arts events 175

1 July 2023 to 30 September 2023

Date received Gift/benefit Received by Presented by Occasion Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
13/07/2023 Ticket to Council of Mayors (SEQ) Showcase Investment, Infrastructure & the 2032 Games Assistant Director Council of Mayors (SEQ) Council of Mayors (SEQ) Showcase Investment, Infrastructure & the 2032 Games 209
14/08/2023 Framed picture of Thai Temple Assistant Secretary Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Asia Pacific Telecommunity meeting 125
19/09/2023 Ticket to Canberra Manager's Forum Deputy Secretary ConceptSix Canberra Manager's Forum 187

Gifts received in previous periods

1 April 2023 to 30 June 2023

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
08/05/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary QANTAS Not quantified
09/05/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary QANTAS Not quantified
15/06/2023 1 ticket to Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue luncheon Director Western Sydney Airport Co Limited 290
30/06/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Secretary QANTAS Not quantified
30/06/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary QANTAS Not quantified
30/06/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary QANTAS Not quantified
30/06/2023 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary QANTAS Not quantified

1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
09/02/2023 2 decorative Chinese plates and 2 model cars Director Chery Automobiles Not quantified
25/02/2023 2 notebooks and pens, 1 metal statue, 2 hats, 1 T-shirt, 1 scarf, 1 bag, 1 bird book, 1 tiger picture Assistant Secretary G20 Culture Ministers Meeting 245
03/03/2023 Invitation to National Press Club lunch First Assistant Secretary Ernst & Young 100
08/03/2023 Messa da Requiem as part of the Adelaide Festival (2 x tickets) Senior Program Officer Adelaide Festival Corporation 540
11/03/2023 Sydney Dance Company's performance of Ascent at the Canberra Theatre (2 x tickets) and a T-shirt Assistant Secretary Sydney Dance Company 150

1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
27/10/2022 2 notebooks, 2 handmade fans, 1 art print, 2 canvas prints and 1 book Assistant Secretary and Office for the Arts staff members Australia-Korea Socio-cultural Committee Meeting 244
22/11/2022 Conference and dinner for the Infrastructure Summit 2022 Director Deloitte 1,050
22/11/2022 Annual Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Board dinner Assistant Secretary ARTC 200
16/12/2022 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified

1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
15/08/2022 Tempestuous Skies by the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (2 x Tickets) Director Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra 139
11/09/2022 Cultural Gifts Assistant Secretary G20 Culture Ministers Meeting 330
13/09/2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022 First Assistant Secretary Department of Defence 358
30/09/2022 Turkish Coffee Porcelain Set Communications Services and Consumer Division Delegation from Turkey at the International Telecommunication Union Meeting 100

1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
27/04/2022 Theatrical performance of Six The Musical Assistant Secretary Six The Musical 140

1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
25/02/2022 Lunch Assistant Secretary Roads Australia 180
8/03/2022 Women in ICT Annual Dinner Debate Assistant Secretary Verizon Business Group 200
10/03/2022 Theatrical performance of The Wider Earth Assistant Director Dead Puppets Society 140

1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
1/11/2021 Australian Paralympic Team Tokyo 2021 merchandise (2 x hat, 2 x shirt) Assistant Secretary Paralympics Australia 190
9/12/2021 Complimentary tickets for the Leadership in Government Awards First Assistant Secretary Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 200
9/12/2021 Bursary prize for the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Award' received at the Leadership in Government Awards First Assistant Secretary Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 20,000
16/12/2021 National Museum of Australia Chairman's Dinner for the Opening of Ancient Greek's Exhibition  (2 x tickets) First Assistant Secretary National Museum of Australia 200

1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
8/07/2021 Cosmetic products and coffee mug Assistant Secretary Korean Embassy 300

1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
25/05/2021 Samsung Galaxy Tablet Team Member, South Queensland State Infrastructure Investment Expotrade 250

1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021

There were no gifts or benefits with an estimated value greater than AUD100.00 (excluding GST) accepted by staff of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications during the period.

1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
6/11/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified
6/11/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified
6/11/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified
3/12/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Assistant Secretary Qantas Not quantified
18/12/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified
22/12/2020 Gobi Mongolian Cashmere Scarf Team Member, Repatriation and International Review Embassy of Mongolia 165

1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020

There were no gifts or benefits with an estimated value greater than AUD100.00 (excluding GST) accepted by staff of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications during the period.

18 October 2019 to 30 June 2020

Date received Gift/benefit/occasion Recipient Organisation Estimated value in $A (excluding GST)
11/11/2019 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Secretary Qantas Not quantified
11/11/2019 Complimentary Virgin The Club lounge membership Secretary Virgin Not quantified
12/11/2019 Two silver birds of paradise, framed. Gift exchange. Transport Senior Officials meeting. Executive Director, Aviation and Airports division. Gift retained for display with the department. Papua New Guinea Department of Transport Not quantified
6/01/2020 Renewal of Complimentary Qantas Chairman's lounge membership Deputy Secretary Qantas Not quantified
6/01/2020 Renewal of Complimentary Virgin The Club lounge membership Deputy Secretary Virgin Not quantified
30/03/2020 Government General Counsel Simulation Event attendance, 'Government Perspectives: Stepping into the role of General Counsel.' Legal Director, Office of the General Counsel - Communications and the Arts Clayton Utz 400