Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality

The Department of Treasury and Finance has adopted the whole of government gifts, benefits and hospitality policy. A copy of the policy can be found at the Department of Premier and Cabinet website:

http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/ssmo/employment_policy/whole_of_government_gifts_benefits_and_hospitality

Under the policy, the Head of Agency is to ensure that the agency maintains an appropriate Gift Register to record declarations by employees. The policy states that all declarations of gifts, benefits or hospitality to the value of $100 or greater, or a declaration of token mementos and modest refreshments (reaching the annual threshold of $100 from a single supplier that have been recorded in the agency's Gift Register in a financial year) must be published in the Agency's Annual Report for that financial year, or on the Agency's website within four months of the end of that financial year. The provision of gifts, benefits or hospitality by agency staff must also be recored and published in the same way.

The registers below show gifts, benefits and hospitality and their value that have been accepted or provided by Department of Treasury and Finance employees from 1 July 2015 to date, in accordance with the policy. The first quarter of the 2017‑18 register is published below and will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Financial Year 2017-18

Receipt of gifts, benefits and hospitality

Date of Receipt of OfferDescription of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offered

Reason for acceptance

Person/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)
 26/07/2017Accommodation, conference registration fees and conference dinner for the annual Tax Institute/State Revenue Offices States' Taxes Conference Delivers responsive government by enhancing industry education and facilitates understanding of tax administration; encourages and enhances professional networks; maintains stakeholder relationships; and professional development/training.  The Tax Institute $2 545.00


 

Provision of gifts, benefits and hospitality by agency
Date gift, benefit and/or hospitality providedDescription of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offeredReason gift, benefit and/or hospitality was providedPerson/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)

Nil disclosures    to-date for 2017-18


 
 

Financial Year 2016-17

Receipt of gifts, benefits and hospitality
Date of Receipt of OfferDescription of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offeredReason for acceptance Person/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)
1/05/2016 Registration costs, flights and accommodation to the 2016 Australian Conference of Economists in Adelaide for an employee who is a member of the Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia. Professional development / training. Economic Society of Australia, General Council $1,381.20
10/07/2016 Registration costs, flights and accommodation to the 2016 Australian Conference of Economists in Adelaide for an employee who is a member of the Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia. Professional development / training. Economic Society of Australia, General Council $1,475.20
17/08/2016 Invitation to two employees to a CEDA event including the Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania delivering the 2016 State of the State address. Luncheon provided in conjunction with address. Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships. Westpac Institutional Bank $310
6/10/2016 Invitation to the Cabinet-Council Dinner at the University Club with the Hon. Will Hodgman, MP, Premier of Tasmania attending. Delivers responsive government; encourages and enhances professional networks; and maintains stakeholder relationships. University of Tasmania $100 (estimated)
10/10/2016 Invitation to retirement function for long term relationship manager for Treasury. Refreshments served as part of function. Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships. Commonwealth Bank of Australia $100 (estimated)
26/10/2016 Invitation to Australian Statistics Advisory Council dinner for retiring Chairperson. Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships. Australian Bureau of Statistics $100 (estimated)
7/11/2016 Invitation to three employees to end of year function with the Westpac Institutional Bank’s Public Sector Team. Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships. Westpac Institutional Bank $150 (estimated)
11/11/2016 Invitation to CEDA Women in Leadership seminar. Luncheon provided in conjunction with seminar. Professional development / training. Westpac Institutional Bank $75 (estimated)*
12/12/2016 Invitation to Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS Census Independent Assurance Panel Dinner. Maintains stakeholder relationships and encourages and enhances professional networks Australian Bureau of Statistics $80*
30/03/2017 Invitation to final board meeting for the RBF Board. Dinner provided. Maintains stakeholder relationships RBF $122
31/03/2017 Invitation to five employees to attend ‘final day of RBF’ event. Food and beverages provided at event. Maintains stakeholder relationships RBF $635 (Five staff at $127 per head - calculated on cost per head basis)

     
 *The inclusion of an amount lower than $100 relates to the policy's requirement that token mementos and modest refreshments reaching the annual threshold of $100 from a single supplier that have been recorded in the agency's Gift Register in a financial year, must be declared.

Provision of gifts, benefits and hospitality by agency
Date gift, benefit and/or hospitality providedDescription of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offeredReason gift, benefit and/or hospitality was providedPerson/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)
Nil disclosures for 2016-17   



 

Financial Year 2015-16

Date of Receipt of Offer Description of Gift Offer Reason Gift Offer Accepted
Value of Gift ($)
16/07/2015Book (This Island - Tasmania).Transferred to Treasury for public presentation.
$10.95
3/08/2015Breakfast provided in conjunction with Tasmanian School of Business and Economics event.Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$20
24/08/2015Luncheon provided in conjunction with education day (vehicle manufacturer).Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$20 (estimated)
1/09/2015Token gift (plastic folder and scarf) provided at conference.Token gift received in association with professional development/training
$15 (estimated)
21/09/2015Guest of TasNetworks at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Gold Medal Award Luncheon.Delivers responsive government and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$95
25/09/2015Tasmania 2015 State of the State CEDA address. Luncheon provided in conjunction with the address. Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$150
30/09/2015Luncheon provided in conjunction with professional development seminar. Professional development/training.
$100
15/10/2015Invitation to attend a presentation - The Domestic & Global Business Landscape with Peter Nash, KPMG's Australian Chairman at the KPMG Office in Hobart. Luncheon provided in conjunction with presentation. Increases professional development and encourages and enhances professional networks.
$115
20/10/2015Luncheon provided in conjunction with Accounting and Corporate Governance Flagship Seminar.Increases professional development and encourages and enhances professional networks.
$30
27/10/2015Dinner provided in conjunction with address by the Coordinator-General and officials from the China Development Bank. Professional engagement with officials from China Development Bank.
$100
27/10/2015Token gift (Chocolates).Token thank you gift.
$20
29/10/2015Luncheon provided in conjunction with education day (vehicle manufacturer).Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$20 (estimated)
5/11/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains professional stakeholder relationships.
$50
16/11/2015Letter openers/bookmarks in gift box.Transferred to Treasury for public presentation.
$100
16/11/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$50
18/11/2015Gift of fruit hamper following presentation to Chinese delegation.Refusal would have caused offence.
$79.95
26/11/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$50
26/11/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$50
26/11/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
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30/11/2015Invitation for the Secretary to become member of Virgin Australia's 'The Club'.Encourages and enhances professional networks.
Unknown
11/12/2015Dinner on invitation of accounting firm.Encourages and enhances professional networks.
$150
16/12/2015Work-related Christmas function.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$50
18/12/2015Luncheon provided in conjunction with address by Prof Gary Banks AO, Dean of ANZSOG. Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$60
21/12/2015Christmas hamper.Christmas gift donated to the Salvation Army.
$90
22/12/2015Book.Transferred to Treasury for public presentation.
$19.80
5/02/2016Dinner provided in conjunction with address by the Governor of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$120
5/02/2016Dinner provided in conjunction with address by the Governor of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$120
5/02/2016Dinner provided in conjunction with address by the Governor of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$120
24/02/2016Invitation to join the Qantas Chairman's Lounge, including iPad case.Encourages and enhances professional networks. iPad case retained for Treasury use.
Membership unknown, iPad case $50 (estimated)
7/03/2016Luncheon provided in conjunction with address by Margaret Dreyer (Deloitte Australia, Board member and Leader Inspiring Women's Program).Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$20
8/03/2016Token Gift (Chocolate).Token thank you gift.
$10
29/03/2016Invitation to a graduation ceremony for the Grad Cert in Business (Public Sector Management) Class of 2015 followed by a reception.Increases professional development and encourages and enhances professional networks.
$20
6/04/2016Luncheon provided in conjunction with address by Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev.Maintains stakeholder relationships.
$50
22/04/2016Refreshments provided to six staff in conjunction with Topping Out function at Salamanca building.Builds goodwill and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$180
5/05/2016TCCI State Budget presentation. Breakfast provided in conjunction with presentation. Professional development/training and maintains stakeholder relationships.
$75
16/06/2016Token gift (bottle of wine) provided following address to Economic Society.Token thank you gift for providing address.
$42
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