Department of Finance Gifts and Benefits 2023-24

In the course of official duties, officials of the Department of Finance received the following gifts and/or benefits where the value exceeds $AUD100 (excluding GST).

Quarter 1 (1 July 2023 - 30 September 2023)

Date received (date of event)Date Recorded
(date invite recorded)
Gift item / benefit / servicesReceived by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head)Presented by (giver's name, organisation/
country)
OccasionEstimated value in $ (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
17/05/2329/09/23Invitation - Macquarie Capital Departmental Secretaries DinnerSecretary's OfficeLou Balzanelli - Macquarie Group LimitedUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 22 August 2023unknown
20/06/2329/09/23Invitation - 2023 ANU 'Australia and the World' Annual LectureSecretary’s OfficeProfessor Sally Wheeler - ANUUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 26 July 2023unknown
01/08/2329/09/23Invitation - Gruen Lecture and Dinner at MezzaliraSecretary’s OfficeSimon Grant - ANUUnsolicited invitation accepted by official.unknown
16/08/2316/08/23Gift - Decorative Glass SculptureCommercial GroupCommercial Performance & Governance directorate at Te Tai Ōhanga,
The New Zealand Treasury

Thank you gift presented to department by New Zealand Treasury.
$200.00
07/08/2324/08/23Invitation - Treasurer’s National Press Club Address $250 per personBudget GroupShawview ConsultingUnsolicited invitation accepted by two officials to attend address following release of the 2023 Intergenerational Report.$500.00
14/08/2329/09/23Invitation -National Press Club Address with Treasurer Jim ChalmersSecretary’s OfficeWestpacUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 24 August 2023.$250.00
19/09/2319/09/23Invitation - Finance Minister’s address to the AIIA Canberra Manager’s ForumSecretary’s OfficeCDC Data CentresUnsolicited invitation accepted by official$187.00
19/09/2319/09/23Invitation – Finance Minister’s address to the AIIA Canberra Manager’s ForumBusiness Enabling Services / ICTDForgeRockUnsolicited invitation accepted by official to forum on Digital ID.$187.00
19/09/2305/10/23Invitation – Finance Minister’s address to the AIIA Canberra Manager’s ForumBusiness Enabling Services / ICTDCDC Data CentresUnsolicited invitation accepted by official to forum on Digital ID.$187.00
 29/09/23Chairman’s LoungeSecretaryJenny WilkinsonQantas Airways Limited 
 29/09/23Chairman’s LoungeDeputy SecretaryNathan WilliamsonQantas Airways Limited 
 29/09/23Chairman’s LoungeDeputy SecretaryCath PattersonQantas Airways Limited 
 29/09/23Chairman’s LoungeDeputy SecretaryMary Wiley-SmithQantas Airways Limited 
 29/09/23Chairman’s LoungeDeputy SecretaryAndrew JaggersQantas Airways Limited 
 29/09/23Australia Beyond LoungeDeputy SecretaryAndrew JaggersVirgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd 

Quarter 2 (1 October 2023 - 31 December 2023)

Date received (date of event)Date Recorded
(date invite recorded)
Gift item / benefit / servicesReceived by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head)Presented by (giver's name, organisation/
country)
OccasionEstimated value in $ (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
25/9/236/11/23JG Crawford Oration and DinnerSecretary’s OfficeCrawford School of Public Policy, ANUUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 30 October 2023Unknown
31/8/2328/11/23Invitation to attend the ServiceNow world forum, including networking lunchBusiness Enabling Services GroupGraham Sullivan, Client Director, ServiceNowUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 5 October 2023$150
12/10/2312/12/23National Press Club Address by Professor Brian P SchmidtSecretary’s OfficeThe Australian National UniversityUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 5 December 2023Unknown
23/10/2312/12/23Celebration of the Vice-Chancellor’ EventSecretary’s OfficeThe Hon Julie Bishop, Chancellor ANUUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 30 November 2023Unknown
17/11/2312/12/23CEA Shareholders DinnerCommercial GroupCEA Technologies Pty LtdUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 11 December 2023$150
17/11/2312/12/23CEA Shareholders DinnerCommercial GroupCEA Technologies Pty LtdUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 11 December 2023$150
11/12/235/12/23CEA Shareholders DinnerCommercial GroupCEA Technologies Pty LtdUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 11 December 2023$150
11/12/2312/12/23CEA Shareholders DinnerCommercial GroupCEA Technologies Pty LtdUnsolicited invitation accepted by official. Event date 11 December 2023$150
 13/12/23Australia Beyond LoungeDeputy SecretaryNathan WilliamsonVirgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd 

Quarter 3 (1 January 2024 – 31 March 2024)

Date received (date of event)Date Recorded
(date invite recorded)
Gift item / benefit / servicesReceived by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head)Presented by (giver's name, organisation/
country)
OccasionEstimated value in $ (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
11/01/247/03/24Finance Minister’s address to the National Press Club: new Gender Equality StrategySecretary’s Office; Deputy Secretary, Business Enabling Services Group; Deputy Secretary, Budget GroupJason Duarte, Westpac Banking Corporation

Unsolicited invitation accepted by officials.

Event date 7 March 2024  

Unknown
22/01/2425/03/24Australia & New Zealand GovTech Dialogue 2024 presented by Trans-Tasman Business CircleBusiness Enabling Services GroupJohnny Weiss, Founder and Managing Director, Trans-Tasman Business Circle

Unsolicited invitation accepted by official.

Event date 7 March 2024

 $330.00
2/02/2419/03/24Gruen Lecture and DinnerSecretary’s OfficeAshley C Craig, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Unsolicited invitation accepted by official.

Event date 15 February 2024

Unknown
9/02/2413/03/24AIIA Industry Luncheon - International Women's DayBusiness Enabling Services GroupGreg Boorer, CIO 
CDC Data Center’s

Unsolicited invitation accepted by official.

Event date 7 March 2024

$205
 15/03/24Chairman’s LoungeDeputy Secretary Richard WindeyerQantas Airways LimitedChairman's Lounge MembershipUnknown
 15/03/24
Australia Beyond Lounge 
Deputy Secretary Richard WindeyerVirgin Australia AirlinesThe Club Velocity MembershipUnknown

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