Gifts and benefits register 2021–22

    1 April to 30 June 2022

    Schedule of Reportable Gifts and Benefits given
    Date gift input to Register Date Given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    05/06/2022 5/03/2022 * Fire Unit 650.00 QPWS&P Northern Region Dulabed Malanbarra Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation To assist with area management, fire training exercises, and implementation during joint operations.
    06/06/2022 08/04/2022 Fire Unit 1,500.00 QPWS&P Central Region David & Lydia Dennis "Waltham" Property To assist with fire management at Epping Forest NP. Gifting the fire unit will benefit QPWS and the conservation of the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat by ensuring that the key neighbour & local QFES Fire Warden has capacity to assist with fire management and wildfire response.
    30/06/2022 13/12/2021 * Fuel voucher initiative - 1 x $500 fuel credit to 1 x Burnett-Mary landholder 500.00 Lisa Pulman Burnett-Mary landholder - name withheld due to confidentiality agreement with landholder Fuel voucher initiative to show appreciation to landholders for allowing access to wetlands on private property for the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Sciences, Aquatic Ecosystem Health (EMAS AEH) Wetland Science team to conduct field work. The Department conducts two $500 fuel voucher draws from up to 100 wetlands through the program annually. One draw includes landholders of newly selected wetlands, the other includes landholders from continuing wetlands.

    * Gift given in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

    Schedule of Reportable Gifts and Benefits received
    Date gift input to Register Date Received Description of gift received Value
    $
    Name of Donor Name of Recipient Gifts retained by employee or by agency Gift Received Reason
    26/06/2022 04/05/2022 Seat at CEDA Event "Future Fuels: Queensland's Energy Transition" 190.00 CleanCo Elizabeth Fellows Retained by the employee Invitation to attend the event was from CleanCo – a Government Owned Corporation and key stakeholder for Queensland in meeting its climate targets.  The event – “Future Fuels: Queensland’s Energy Transition” – examined how existing and future resources and sources of energy will meet demand as Queensland moves toward a low carbon economy, develops a hydrogen industry and seeks to add value into critical global supply chains. It included a range of speakers, including the Minister for Energy, regarding matters directly related to the work of Branch, and was attended by numerous key stakeholders, including Queensland Government Senior Executives, Ministerial Advisers and industry stakeholders. Benefit to Queensland Community is for professional development, to build professional relationships, and hear from key stakeholders at  the forefront of the energy transition. 
    29/06/2022 7/03/2022 * 4 x Defibrillators 12,000.00 Busy Fingers Fundraisers QPWS&P Retained by Agency Busy Hands were gifted the defibrillators and chose to donate them to QPWS&P Bribie Island due to their high visitation
    27/04/2022 25/04/2022 Flights, meals and accommodation 1,720.00 Michelle Kovacevic, Program Manager, Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation (FAIC) - 0439444762; mkovacevic@firesticks.org.au Gerald Turpin Retained by the employee Invited as coordinator of the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (Australian Tropical Herbarium/ Qld Herbarium) and an authority in the field of Indigenous biocultural knowledge. An understanding of the engagement processes used at the workshops will be valuable for future planning of cultural workshops in Qld.
    1/04/2022 1/03/2022 * Entry to CSIRO Symposium 350.00 David Beale, Senior Research Scientist, Adjunct Associate Professor of RMIT University (CSIRO) Chris Braun Retained by the employee Accepted for career development and to keep aware of leading science to come up with innovative solutions to problems.
    1/04/2022 1/03/2022 * Entry to CSIRO Symposium 350.00 David Beale, Senior Research Scientist, Adjunct Associate Professor of RMIT University (CSIRO) Brenda Baddiley Retained by the employee Accepted for career development and to keep aware of leading science to come up with innovative solutions to problems.
    1/04/2022 1/03/2022 * Entry to CSIRO Symposium 350.00 David Beale, Senior Research Scientist, Adjunct Associate Professor of RMIT University (CSIRO) Suzanne Vardy Retained by the employee Accepted for career development and to keep aware of leading science to come up with innovative solutions to problems.

    * Gift received in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

    1 January to 31 March 2022

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
    Date gift input to RegisterDate GivenDescription of  gift or benefitValue
    $
    Name of donorName of recipientReasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    10/01/202228/01/2022400L Fire Unit550.00QPWS&P Northern RegionGoondaloo Aboriginal CorporationTo assist with fire management in the area and fire burn operations with QPWS&P.
    18/02/202215/02/2022"The Great Barrier Reef" (Book)49.95Stewart MacIntyreMs Li Zhou, Deputy Consul-General
    Chinese Consulate General in Brisbane
    Farewell gift to Ms Li Zhou, who has been advocating and supporting science collaboration between Queensland and China. This gift shows goodwill and helps to maintain a positive relationship with an important market for Queensland.
    14/03/202211/03/2022400L Fire Unit550.00QPWS&P Northern RegionTagalaka Aboriginal CorporationTo assist with fire management in the area and fire burn operations with QPWS&P.
    01/04/202225/03/20222 X Family Passes for entry into David Fleay Wildlife Park130.50Gateway Visitor CentreTeenage Adventure Camp QldGift given to Teenage Adventure Camp fundraiser event as raffle ticket.
    Schedule of reported gifts and benefits received
    Date gift input to Register Date Received Description of gift received Value
    $
    Name of Donor Name of Recipient Gifts retained by employee or by agency Gift Received Reason
    04/01/2022 13/10/2021* Leadership development book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Linda Rijkenberg Retained by agency Gift from course organiser and donated to the library to make it available to other staff.
    17/03/2022 01/11/2021* Gift voucher to be used for AIM training courses 500.00 Australian Institute of Management Sarah Seeto Did not accept For return business
    06/01/2022 20/11/2021* A bag containing a notepad, cap and water bottle 30.00 Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Dr Julia Playford Retained by employee Networking gift accepted when attending the Defence GWEO Meeting (invitation only).
    06/01/2022 20/11/2021* Light refreshments 25.00 Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Dr Julia Playford Retained by employee Light refreshment provided as part of the Defence GWEO Meeting (invitation only).
    04/01/2022 14/12/2021* 2022 Desk Calendar 10.00 Mr Dechun Chen, Chinese Consulate-General of Brisbane Dr Mark Jacobs Retained by employee Culturally appropriate gesture.
    18/03/2022 14/12/2021* 2022 Desk Calendar 10.00 Mr Dechun Chen, Chinese Consulate-General of Brisbane Allison Bambrick Retained by agency Culturally appropriate gesture.
    18/03/2022 14/12/2021* 2022 Desk Calendar 10.00 Mr Dechun Chen, Chinese Consulate-General of Brisbane Stewart MacIntyre Retained by agency Culturally appropriate gesture.
    14/12/2021 14/12/2021* Wine gift set 45.00 Commercial Marine Group Steve Hoseck Retained by employee Christmas gift
    14/12/2021 14/12/2021* Wine gift set 45.00 Commercial Marine Group Rohan Couch Retained by employee Christmas gift
    14/01/2022 05/01/2022 Donation to One Tree Planted on behalf of Hugh Possingham 50.00 Michelle Christie, Early-and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum Executive, organisers of the Science Pathways Forum 2021 Prof Hugh Possingham Retained by agency In appreciation for giving a speech at the Science Pathways 2021 Forum the organisers donated to the Charity – One Tree Planted on behalf of Hugh Possingham.
    17/01/2022 17/01/2022 T-shirt 28.50 BE! Building Group Pat Kirby Retained by employee From BE! Building Group on North West island toilet replacement capital works project.
    22/01/2022 22/01/2022 4 laboratory coats and 4 pairs of safety glasses 150.00 Filippo Benedetti, Global Soil Partnership (GSP), Land and Water Division (NSL), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Muhsen Aljada Did not accept Gift was sent with the samples to the chemistry centre however as these items are part of the PPE requirements in the chemistry centre, they are purchased regularly from local suppliers.
    29/03/2022 10/02/2022 Water Bottle 20.00 World Science Festival Brisbane Prof Hugh Possingham Retained by employee Appreciation gift for involving in the World Science Festival and presenting at the "Remaking the Coral Tree of Life" event.
    07/02/2022 17/02/2022 QTIC thank you breakfast invitation 100.00 Danial Gerswind, QTIC Fiona Wright Retained by employee Networking event.
    22/02/2022 22/02/2022 2 X books 60.00 Allison, Ubalancer Solutions Rob Lawrence Retained by employee Books relating to coaching sessions.
    07/02/2022 02/03/2022 QTIC networking event invitation 100.00 Charlotte, QTIC Alan Farquhar Retained by employee Networking event.
    08/03/2022 02/03/2022 Australian Tourism Awards event invitation 100.00 Tracey Capes, QTIC Alan Farquhar Retained by employee Networking event.
    11/03/2022 08/03/2022 Dinner 45.00 Cameron Vorias, Managing Director and CEO of Sojitz Blue Pty Ltd James Purtill Retained by employee Dinner provided before Sojitz mine site visit.
    11/03/2022 08/03/2022 Dinner 45.00 Cameron Vorias, Managing Director and CEO of Sojitz Blue Pty Ltd Jason Dunlop Retained by employee Dinner provided before Sojitz mine site visit.
    29/03/2022 11/03/2022 Water Bottle 20.00 Fabiana Calalcanti Kaksa, Griffith University Prof Hugh Possingham Retained by employee Appreciation gift for involving in the World Science Festival and presenting at the "Griffith University Students @ Honours College" event.
    16/03/2022 17/03/2022 Breakfast 50.00 Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Jamie Merrick Retained by employee Networking event with other AFAC stakeholders
    16/03/2022 17/03/2022 Breakfast 50.00 Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Ben Klaassen Retained by employee Networking event with other AFAC stakeholders
    17/03/2022 17/03/2022 Breakfast 50.00 Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Andrew Buckley Retained by employee Networking event with other AFAC stakeholders
    17/03/2022 17/03/2022 Breakfast 50.00 Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Leigh Harris Retained by employee Networking event with other AFAC stakeholders
    25/03/2022 23/03/2022 Dinner 42.00 Stanwell Corporation / Jacob Orbell, General Manager or Meandu Coal Mine Benjamin Byrne Retained by employee Dinner hosted by Stanwell Corporation whilst conducting site visit to Meandu Coal Mine.
    25/03/2022 23/03/2022 Dinner 39.50 Stanwell Corporation / Jacob Orbell, General Manager or Meandu Coal Mine Bryce Hamilton Retained by employee Dinner hosted by Stanwell Corporation whilst conducting site visit to Meandu Coal Mine.
    25/03/2022 23/03/2022 Dinner 42.00 Stanwell Corporation / Jacob Orbell, General Manager or Meandu Coal Mine James Purtill Retained by employee Dinner hosted by Stanwell Corporation whilst conducting site visit to Meandu Coal Mine.
    04/04/2022 23/03/2022 Water Bottle 29.95 Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Elisa Nichols Retained by employee Provided to all delegates as part of the UNESCO reactive monitoring mission
    04/04/2022 24/03/2022 Various food products 20.00 Burnett Mary Regional Group Elisa Nichols Retained by employee Provided to all delegates as part of the UNESCO reactive monitoring mission
    04/04/2022 24/03/2022 Various food products 20.00 Burnett Mary Regional Group Chris Johnson Retained by employee Provided to all delegates as part of the UNESCO reactive monitoring mission
    24/03/2022 31/03/2022 FST Government Queensland 2022 one day conference 150.00 FST Government Queensland Tracy Carsburg Retained by employee Conference providing attendees information and strategies in technological innovation, Whole-of -Government cybersecurity, mitigating potential risks.
    24/03/2022 31/03/2022 FST Government Queensland 2022 one day conference 150.00 FST Government Queensland Robyn Eisler Retained by employee Conference providing attendees information and strategies in technological innovation, Whole-of -Government cybersecurity, mitigating potential risks.

    * Gift received in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

    1 October to 31 December 2021

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
    Date
    Given
    Description of gift or benefit Value
    $
    Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    10/09/2021 Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone 750.00 QPWS&P Northern Region Bubu Gujin Aboriginal Corporation To assist the corporation in their current area management in working safely in remote locations by having access to a satellite phone in emergencies.
    11/10/2021 Dinner 100.00 QLD Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner (QMRC) Representative related to Western Kangoulu Traditional Owners QMRC dinner with Western Kangoulu traditional owners. Stakeholder engagement dinner with representatives of the traditional owners for lands related to mining rehabilitation activities.
    17/11/2021 Coffee 17.00 DES, Office for Youth Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Refreshments were provided during a Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) meeting with AEC.
    17/11/2021 Dinner 15.10 DES, Office for Youth Semara Jose Dinner was provided to QIYLP co-facilitators because the meeting (5pm–7pm) was conducted after the recipient's full-time work.
    17/11/2021 Dinner 15.10 DES, Office for Youth Daniel Rosendale Dinner was provided to QIYLP co-facilitators because the meeting (5pm–7pm) was conducted after the recipient's full-time work.
    30/11/2021 2 x Family Passes for entry into David Fleay Wildlife Park  260.80 Gateway Visitor Centre Students at Currumbin Creek Special School Seymour and White Construction collected the passes and gave them to students as gifts during Currumbin Creek Special School's Christmas charity drive. 
    13/12/2021 Fuel voucher initiative –
    1x $500 fuel credit to
    1x Burnett-Mary landholder
    500.00 DES ST EMAS Aquatic Ecosystem Health Wetlands – Lisa Pulman Burnett-Mary Landholder – name withheld due to privacy reasons Fuel voucher initiative to show appreciation to landholders for allowing access to wetlands on private property for the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Sciences, Aquatic Ecosystem Health (EMAS AEH) Wetland Science team to conduct fieldwork. The Department conducts two $500.00 fuel voucher draws from up to 100 wetlands through the program annually. One draw includes landholders of newly selected wetlands, the other includes landholders from continuing wetlands.   
    13/12/2021 Fuel voucher initiative –
    1x $500 fuel credit to
    1x Wet Tropics landholder
    500.00 DES ST EMAS Aquatic Ecosystem Health Wetlands – Lisa Pulman Wet Tropics Landholder – name withheld due to privacy reasons Fuel voucher initiative to show appreciation to landholders for allowing access to wetlands on private property for the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Sciences, Aquatic Ecosystem Health (EMAS AEH) Wetland Science team to conduct fieldwork. The Department conducts two $500.00 fuel voucher draws from up to 100 wetlands through the program annually. One draw includes landholders of newly selected wetlands, the other includes landholders from continuing wetlands.
    Schedule of reported gifts and benefits received
    Date Received Description of gift received Value
    $
    Name of Donor Name of Recipient Gifts retained by employee or by agency Gift Received Reason
    08/10/2021 2 Seater leather couch with cupholder compartment 50.00 Kim Fleischfresser  QPWS Central Region Byfield MU Retained by the agency Donation of couch to be placed at barracks.
    13/10/2021 Networking breakfast with speakers from AITHM and a panel from research and industry 65.00 Professor Louis Schofield, Director, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), JCU Lauren Stephenson Retained by the employee AITHM and JCU as a whole are key stakeholders. We are working with JCU on the development of the Science and innovation Councils network, delivered Partner Up Queensland researcher/industry events in partnership with JCU and are assisting the Queensland Museum to identify speakers and themes for the 2022 World Science Festival, including one of the presenters at this event.
    15/10/2021 2021 Change Maker Awards Ceremony at the Pullman King George Square Brisbane 35.00 Containers for Change Jamie Merrick Retained by the employee Invitation received due to relevance of the Containers for Change Program with the Director-General's role.
    20/10/2021 Bottle of wine 20.00 Dr Jenni Metcalfe, PCST President and Director of Econnect Communication Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for being a member of the judging panel for the Fresh Science Awards.
    21/10/2021 Lunch 169.00 Trade and Investment QLD Emma Gagen Retained by the employee Attended lunch on behalf of the Commissioner with TIQ QLD for AmCham lunch event "The Race for Rare Earths".
    21/10/2021 Soap holder 25.00 Ms Simone Barnhill, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, The University of Queensland Jason Olsen Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for participating in the Pitch Segment at the Ventures Annual Showcase at the University of Queensland.
    25/10/2021 T-shirt and jumper with Telstra-data logo 60.00 Telstra - Data Hub, Australia Ryan Turner Retained by the employee Involvement with the Lower Burdekin PoC BlueSpot water quality monitoring trial (lower cost sensors), guest presenting at Telstra Vantage and various meetings regarding the Telstra Data Hub. 
    27/10/2021 Notebook with Pen 20.00 Stacey Rawlings, General Manager, Engineers Australia, Brisbane Qld Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham delivered a keynote address at the Engineers Australia 23rd Queensland Water Symposium and was presented with the gifts.
    28/10/2021 Book 24.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Kim Piercy Retained by the agency Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    30/10/2021 4 Caps 40.00 Janine Bedros, Chair, Australian Citizen Science Association, Queensland Chapter Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham delivered a speech at the Australian Citizen Science Association event, "Community Day at the Sphere".
    01/11/2021 Package of promotional items from Education Queensland - STEM 30.00 Terry Gallagher, Director, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, State Schools - Performance, Department of Education Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for contributing to the 2021 STEM Teacher Symposium.
    02/11/2021 Donations given to David Fleay Wildlife Park 887.10 Names not required David Fleays Wildlife Park Retained by the agency Voluntary donations received at David Fleays Wildlife Park.
    02/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Jessica Kan Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    02/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Daan Wijker Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    02/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Brooke Ashcroft Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    02/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Lorna Rumford Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    03/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Christine Yeates Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    03/11/2021 Book 10.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Meredith Nolan Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    04/11/2021 Mask and polo t-shirt 35.00 Dr Beryl Morris, Director, TERN Australia, University of Queensland Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham attended the TERN Advisory Board Meeting and was presented with the gift for his participation.
    05/11/2021 Morning tea and lunch 123.00 Claire Blain, Life Science Quensland
    Frank Gannon, Springfield City Group
    Maggie Lillith Retained by the employee Attended forum as part of a work program with LSQ and the BMA proposal to the Australian Government MMI funding program.
    07/11/2021 Framed Milby Aboriginal Art 98.50 Gidarjil Development Corporation Peter Wright Retained by the agency Presented to Peter Wright as the DES Representative for the Mon Repos Turtle Centre To be displayed at Maryborough Office.
    15/11/2021 Small notebook with HTQ Logo 10.00 Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Thank you gift for meeting with HTQ over the past year.
    17/11/2021 Dinner 23.00 Glencore Coal Assets Australia Jason Dunlop Retained by the employee Attended dinner with the Commissioner, DES employees and Glencore employees following a site visit to the Collinsville mine (value varies in line with the dinner ordered).
    17/11/2021 Dinner 32.00 Glencore Coal Assets Australia James Purtill Retained by the employee Attended dinner with the Commissioner, DES employees and Glencore employees following a site visit to the Collinsville mine (value varies in line with the dinner ordered).
    17/11/2021 Lunch and dinner 50.00 Glencore Coal Assets Australia Kate Bennink Retained by the employee Lunch and dinner provided, following a site visit to the Collinsville mine.
    17/11/2021 Lunch and dinner 50.00 Glencore Coal Assets Australia Melissa Wells Retained by the employee Lunch and dinner provided, following a site visit to the Collinsville mine.
    17/11/2021 Queensland Future Conversations: Securing Queensland's Energy Future breakfast and Parliamentary briefing 43.00 Queensland Future Conversations: Securing Queensland's Energy Future Jamie Merrick Retained by the employee Breifing by Queensland Universities - Relevance to Director-General's portfolio.
    22/11/2021 Bottle of wine 20.00 David Wainwright, Branch Committee Member and Organiser, Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham delivered a speech at the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Meeting and Dinner Event.
    23/11/2021 Dinner and book 100.00 McCullough Robertson and
    Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)
    James Purtill Retained by the employee James Purtill spoke about the role of the QLD Mine Rehabilitation Commission at the AMEC Industry dinner, which included a dinner. Book was given to the speaker as a gift.
    23/11/2021 Lunch 15.00 CS Energy Limited Lindsey File
    Lisa Snowdon
    Retained by the employee Lunch was provided at a site inspection.
    26/11/2021 Flowers and a bottle of wine 40.00 Mark Silburn, Department of Resources Cecelia Carroll Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for assistance and support provided by Library Services Team.
    26/11/2021 Donation given to Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) for Wombats 50.00 Belinda Weaver, ResBaz Qld Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) Retained by the employee Donation was made in Professor Hugh Possingham's name to charity as a thank you for speaking at Queensland Research Bazaar.
    26/11/2021 Shortbread biscuits 10.00 Robyn Bull, Director, Wonder of Science Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Gift received as a thank you for giving a speech at the Wonder of Science State Conference and responding to students' questions.
    29/11/2021 Artisan's Son: Leather cleaning and conditioning kit  31.00 Livestock Advisor Update  /Pinion Advisory Jacqui Willcocks Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for giving an update of Long Paddock and FORAGE at the Livestock Advisor Update.
    29/11/2021 2021 IPAA National Conference Dinner 130.00 Josh Lowe, Account Director, Government (North) at Australia Post Melissa Dobbins Retained by the employee Networking opportunity to hear Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO presenting the Garran Oration.
    30/11/2021 Carton of Great Northern stubbies (24) 46.00 Walkers Cleaning Services Shane O'Connor Retained by the agency Gift received as a thank you for a good working relationship.
    30/11/2021 2 bottles of Chandon Brut 44.00 Walkers Cleaning Services Nicole Murnane Retained by the agency Gift received as a thank you for a good working relationship.
    01/12/2021 Breakfast 20.00 Fiona Maxwell, Executive Director (Queensland), FareShare Gabrielle Van Willigen Retained by the employee Event organised by Brisbane Economic Development Agency to discuss expanding the capability of FareShare and the research and infrastructure needs to expand their capability; and use of technology to maximise the use of fresh foods to minimise food waste.
    01/12/2021 End of year networking function hosted by Australian Academ of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) 110.00 Dr David Noon, Founder and CEO of Ground Probe and Chair of ATSE Queensland Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee ATSE is a key stakeholder of the Queensland Chief Scientist and the office of the Queensland Chief Scientist (OQCS). ATSE was an inaugural, and continuing supporter of the Wonder of Science contracted by OQCS to deliver the Flying Scientist Program. ATSE convened a group of researchers to constitute an advisory body for the Queensland Chief Scientist particularly in areas such as energy. Their input and advice is highly valued.
    01/12/2021 End of year networking function hosted by Australian Academ of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) 110.00 Dr David Noon, Founder and CEO of Ground Probe and Chair of ATSE Queensland Lauren Stephenson Retained by the employee ATSE is a key stakeholder of the Queensland Chief Scientist and the office of the Queensland Chief Scientist (OQCS). ATSE was an inaugural, and continuing supporter of the Wonder of Science contracted by OQCS to deliver the Flying Scientist Program. ATSE convened a group of researchers to constitute an advisory body for the Queensland Chief Scientist particularly in areas such as energy. Their input and advice is highly valued.
    02/12/2021 Gift hamper 100.00 Jellinbah Group Chelsea Engel  Retained by the employee Christmas gift received as a thank you for collaboration throughout the year.
    02/12/2021 2021 Griffith University End of Year Celebration 100.00 Professor Andrew Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences) Griffith University Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Networking event with Griffith University's key stakeholders and also viewing of Griffith University's new Flight Procedures Lab.
    02/12/2021 2021 Griffith University End of Year Celebration 100.00 Professor Andrew Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences) Griffith University Lauren Stephenson Retained by the employee Networking event with Griffith University's key stakeholders and also viewing of Griffith University's new Flight Procedures Lab.
    03/12/2021 Book 20.00 Lee Hecht Harrison Kate Baker Retained by the employee Leadership book given to participants who completed the Advanced Leadership Program.
    03/12/2021 3 bottles of wine and a wooden desk calendar 125.00 Fabienne Mackay, Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Gift was presented as a thank you for giving the Derrick-Mackerras Memorial Lecture at QIMR.
    03/12/2021 The Official Opening of 'The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' 85.00 Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Jamie Merrick Retained by the employee Networking event with cultural and industry leaders
    06/12/2021 Bottle of wine 63.00 Alison Gardiner, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Qld Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for being interviewed by Alison Gardiner for COP' 26 Glasgow - "a conversation with Professor Hugh Possingham". Interview published on 27/10/2021.
    06/12/2021 2021 Cabinet Christmas Reception 100.00 The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Olympics Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham was invited to attend the 2021 Cabinet Christmas Reception at Watermall Queensland Art Gallery.
    06/12/2021 Voucher for the Three Capes Walk in Tasmania 495.00 Jason Jacobi, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service David Wildermuth Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for speaking (via zoom) at their 50th Anniversary Conference.
    08/12/2021 Queensland Museum Network End of Year Function 100.00 The Queensland Museum Network, Partnerships and Philanthropy Team Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Networking event with key stakeholders of the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist.
    08/12/2021 Queensland Museum Network End of Year Function 100.00 The Queensland Museum Network, Partnerships and Philanthropy Team Lauren Stephenson Retained by the employee Networking event with key stakeholders of the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist.
    09/12/2021 Canapes and drink 70.00 Professor Matthew Aitchison, Monash University, Victoria Allison Bambrick Retained by the employee Networking event - celebrate achievements of building 4.0 CRC.
    20/12/2021 Luncheon 80.00 Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland Professor Hugh Possingham Retained by the employee Professor Hugh Possingham was a guest speaker at a lunch event organised by the University of Queensland, which included lunch and a presentation of an Honourary Doctorate of Science to Dr Elizabeth Woods OAM.
    21/12/2021 Christmas gift pack 25.00 Dawson Technical Services Paul Robins Retained by the agency Dawson Technical Services provides mechanical services for the Qld Herbarium's air-conditioning system, left a Christmas gift pack on the front counter.
    28/08/2021* Glass tumbler with Hervey Bay Bird Club engraved 5.00 Hervey Bay Bird Club Tina Ball Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for delivering a presentation to the club about the new NALF permit system.
    28/08/2021* Glass tumbler with Hervey Bay Bird Club engraved 5.00 Hervey Bay Bird Club Chris Heckathorn Retained by the employee Appreciation gift for delivering a presentation to the club about the new NALF permit system.
    29/07/2021* Drinking water bottle 30.00 Australian Water Association Ltd Queensland Branch Jamie Corfield Retained by the employee Gift received for being a presenter at the North Queensland AWA Conference.

    * Gift received in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

    1 July to 30 September 2021

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
    Date GivenDescription of gift or benefitValue $Name of donorName of recipientReasons for accepting or giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    22/06/2021*Breakfast at launch of A New Chapter, Opportunityto seed new industries for Queensland2,117.51Julie Playford8 DES employees
    7 other government employees
    47 external attendees
    Breakfast was provided to celebrate the launch of A New Chapter, Opportunity to seed new industries for Queensland. Individual gifts total $34.00 and excluded from reportable gifts.
    19/07/2021400L Fire Unit900.00QPWS&P Northern RegionBuubu Gujin Aboriginal CorporationTo assist with fire management in the area and fire burn operations with QPWS&P
    21/07/2021Catering at second rountable meeting of Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Research for 202171.50Professor Hugh PossinghamProf John Bell
    Prof Chris Cocklin
    Prof Mario Pinto
    Prof Roland De Marco
    Prof Grant Stanley
    Prof Bronwyn Harch
    Prof Keitha Dunstan
    Prof Christopher Barner-Kowolik
    Prof Mary Spongberg
    Chris Locke
    The DVCsR meeting is a collaborative meeting that is held thrice every year. Highly valued discussions and working relationships are built during these meetings and it is important to maintain these. Individually gifts total $6.50 and excluded from reportable gifts.
    23/07/2021Fire Unit QPWS042 - 3000L Slip on Fire unit800.00QPWS&P Central RegionBush Heritage Australia Longreach QLDTo assist with fire management in the area and fire burn operations with QPWS&P

    * Gift given in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

    Schedule of reported gifts and benefits received
    Date ReceivedDescription of gift receivedValue
    $
    Name of DonorName of RecipientGifts retained by employee or by agencyGift Received Reason
    04/11/2020*Lunch50.00Hidden Vale Wildlife CentreProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeProfessor Hugh Possingham was a guest speaker at a networking event, organised by University of Southern Queensland, which included lunch and a tour of the site
    02/12/2020*Maxwell and Williams cookie from TERN30.00TERN Board, Beryl Morris,
    The University of Queensland
    Professor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeGift received for accepting the to be the Chair of TERN Board for 2021
    08/12/2020*The Queensland Future Conversation: Queensland's road to recovery from COVID-19 Breakfast Seminar20.00The University of QueenslandLauren StephensonRetained by the employeeCollaborating with UQ to deliver one of our programs, Science in Parliament early next year
    25/03/2021*Bottle of wine - 2017 Hidden Creek Shiraz36.00Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)Ben KlaassenRetained by agencyAttendee gift at QTIC function
    13/07/2021One complimentary ticket to Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021110.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandJulia PlayfordRetained by the employeeQueensland Bioeconomy forum 2021 was an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to develop relationships to enhance Science in Queensland.
    22/07/2021Light lunch provided at an inspection10.00Jellinbah Group - Lake Vermont MineNaomi Camilleri
    Matthew Barden
    Retained by the employeeMeals were accepted as they were on the mine site and the lunch was paid for without prior arrangement.
    23/07/2021Light lunch provided at an inspection10.00BHP - Peak Downs MineNaomi Camilleri
    Matthew Barden
    Retained by the employeeMeals were accepted as they were on the mine site and the lunch was paid for without prior arrangement.
    18/08/2021Donation given to David Fleay Wildlife Park1,500.00Brian HarkinsDavid Fleays Wildlife ParkRetained by agencyVoluntary donation
    18/08/2021One bottle of wine20.00Sunny View Property Pty Limited, trading as Vibe Hotel Gold CoastZoe KempRetained by the employeeAppreciation gift for being a repeat customer at a time when hotels are experiencing low occupancy rates
    20/08/2021Lunch16.00Mark Forster, Arista NetworksChristian WitteRetained by the employeeStakeholder engagement
    20/08/2021Lunch34.00Mark Forster, Arista NetworksRyan TurnerRetained by the employeeStakeholder engagement
    24/08/2021Small chocolate bar, small local coffee bag and 2 essential oils30.00Pullman International CairnsNicole NashRetained by the employeeSite visit courtesy
    25/08/2021Bottle of wine - Bioeconomy Forum17.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeGift received for chairing the Bioeconomy Forum
    25/08/2021One complimentary ticket to Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021110.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandDamian LovejoyRetained by the employeeQueensland Bioeconomy forum 2021 was an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to develop relationships to enhance Science in Queensland.
    25/08/2021One complimentary ticket to Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021110.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandGabrielle van WilligenRetained by the employeeQueensland Bioeconomy forum 2021 was an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to develop relationships to enhance Science in Queensland.
    25/08/2021One complimentary ticket to Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021 (Officer did not attend due to illness)110.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandAllison BambrickRetained by the employeeQueensland Bioeconomy forum 2021 was an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to develop relationships to enhance Science in Queensland.
    25/08/2021One complimentary ticket to Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021 (Officer did not attend due to illness)110.00Clair Blain, Life Sciences QueenslandMeredith NolanRetained by the employeeQueensland Bioeconomy forum 2021 was an opportunity to network with industry leaders and to develop relationships to enhance Science in Queensland.
    25/08/2021Bottle of wine20.00CEO of Life Sciences QueenslandStewart J MacIntryeRetained by the employeeGift received in recognition for being on the organising committee for the  Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021
    25/08/2021One bottle of wine - The Hills Chardonnay25.00Life Sciences QueenslandJulia PlayfordRetained by the employeeGift received as a thank you for Dr Playford's support for the Queensland Bioeconomy Forum 2021
    03/09/2021Puzzle25.00Science Teachers Association of QueenslandProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeGift received as a thank you for being a speaker at the Science Teachers Association of Queensland dinner
    07/09/2021Queensland Government T-shirt25.00Threatened Species Operations, QPWSPProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeGift received for being a speaker at the National Threatened Species Day event
    13/09/2021Bacon (sliced c. 300g), Sausages (c. 12), pork mince (c. 750g) 20.00Melanie and Robert Leather (Barfield Station, via Banana)Daniel FergusonRetained by the employeeThe owners of the property on which I was working (wildlife surveys) had slaughtered a large pig and prepared meat products from it. The owners insisted on us accepting the gift. 
    13/09/2021Bacon (sliced c. 300g), Sausages (c. 12), pork mince (c. 750g) 20.00Melanie and Robert Leather (Barfield Station, via Banana)Michael MathiesonRetained by the employeeThe owners of the property on which I was working (wildlife surveys) had slaughtered a large pig and prepared meat products from it. The owners insisted on us accepting the gift. 
    14/09/2021Donation given to David Fleay Wildlife Park253.00Names not requiredDavid Fleays Wildlife ParkRetained by agencyVoluntary donation
    14/09/2021UQ Research and Innovation Awards for Excellence100.00Lauren O'Keeffe, University of QueenslandAllison BambrickRetained by the employeeStakeholder engagement to provide opportunity to hear about achievements from the Unversity of Queensland's Research and Innovation program
    14/09/2021Lunch15.00Jamie Newnham, St Joseph's CollegeProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by the employeeNetworking and to promote Science by giving students a greater understanding of career pathways
    15/09/2021Steel promotional pen10.00Jamie Newnham, St Joseph's CollegeProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by agencyDelivering a "Meet a Scientist" talk, promoting Science and giving students a greater understanding of career pathways
    15/09/2021Promotional Notebook10.00Jamie Newnham, St Joseph's CollegeProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by agencyDelivering a "Meet a Scientist" talk, promoting Science and giving students a greater understanding of career pathways
    15/09/2021Terrace Cookbook50.00Jamie Newnham, St Joseph's CollegeProfessor Hugh PossinghamRetained by agencyDelivering a "Meet a Scientist" talk, promoting Science and giving students a greater understanding of career pathways
    15/09/2021One bottle of wine20.00Sunny View Property Pty Limited, trading as Vibe Hotel Gold CoastZoe KempRetained by the employeeAppreciation gift for being a repeat customer at a time when hotels are experiencing low occupancy rates
    16/09/2021One box of Chinese mooncakes from Breadtop60.00Mr Dechun Chen, Chinese Consulate-General of BrisbaneMaggie GongRetained by the employeeCultural celebration (Chinese Moon Cake Festival)
    16/09/2021One box of Chinese mooncakes from Breadtop60.00Mr Dechun Chen, Chinese Consulate-General of BrisbaneStuart MacIntyreRetained by the employeeCultural celebration (Chinese Moon Cake Festival)
    16/09/2021Lunch15.00Ms Jo Plant, The University of QueenslandMaggie LilithRetained by the employeeNetworking event - courtesy to host (UQ) and opportunity to build relationship with external stakeholder
    16/09/2021Lunch15.00Ms Jo Plant, The University of QueenslandAlexander PrideauxRetained by the employeeNetworking event - courtesy to host (UQ) and opportunity to build relationship with external stakeholder
    27/09/2021Ticket to the Institute of Public Administration Australia's (IPAA) national conference (Brisbane)690.00Institute of Public Administration AustraliaJeffrey IkinRetained by the employeeThe ticket was a prize for providing feedback in a post-event survey for the IPAA 2021 Chief Executives and Young Professionals Breakfast in May 2021.

    * Gift given in previous quarter and recorded in the current quarter.