Gifts and benefits register 2019–20

    1 July to 30 September 2019

    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)
    01/07/2019 Fire Fighting Unit (fits onto a small truck) 500.00 Department of Environment and Science    Peter Ruddick, Area Director, Cairns Peninsula Office Enhance local fire fighting capability to service East Trinity Research in the absence of on-site station
    02/07/2019 Quick Corp Light Attack 400L fire unit
    QPWS078 2401008580
    1,500.00 Department of Environment and Science    Desert Uplands Rural Fire Brigade Donated to Desert Uplands Rural Fire Brigade to assist with fire fighting in the district
    01/08/2019 Jar of Honey 50.00 Department of Environment and Science    Lachlan Griffin/ Permissions Management Gift given at meeting between Queensland Beekeepers Association and Minister's office. 
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Dr Sarah Pearson
    Chief Innovation Officer and
    Chief Scientist - DFAT
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Nick Williams
    Deputy Director, Queensland State Office - DFAT
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Professor Peter Hoj
    Vice Chancellor & President - UQ
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Professor Carolyn Evans
    Vice-Chancellor & President - Griffith Uni
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Roland De Marco
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) - University of Sunshine Coast
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Professor Scott Sheppard
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (international) - QUT
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Ian Wronski
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Tropical Health & Medicine) - JCU
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    John Bell
    Adjunct Professor Science & Engineering Faculty - University of Southern Queensland
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT
    28/08/2019 Dinner at Customs House - DFAT & DES -
    28 August 2019
    90.07 Department of Environment and Science    Professor Keitha Dunstan
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic - Bond University
    Opportunity for Vice Chancellors & Deputy VC of Qld Universities to network with DFAT

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

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received
    Date Received Description of gift received Value $ Name of Donor Name of Recipient Gifts retained by employee or by agency Reason and/or circumstances the gift was received
    05/07/2019 Bottle of Wine 12.00 Fiftysix Creations PATRICIA CAMINO Employee Supplier engaged to provide services for Climate Week QLD. Supplier provided gift as gratitude.
    05/07/2019 1 bottle of wine 12.00 Fifty-six Creations PATRICIA CAMINO Employee Supplier engaged to provide services for Climate Week QLD.  Supplier provided gifts as gratitude.
    05/07/2019 1 Bottle of Wine 16.01 56 Creations MEGAN RUTH SURAWSKI Employee Supplier delivered a successful event for the Minister's Climate Challenge and provided as gratitude
    30/07/2019 1 x gift box including bottle of wine, block of chocolate, small jar of chutney & plum paste & 50g roasted coffee beans & a panaforte 55.00 Cairns Regional Council BRENDA MAY FOLEY Employee Involvement in EcoFiesta held recently in Cairns
    30/07/2019 1 x gift box including bottle of wine, block of chocolate, small jar of chutney & plum paste & 50g roasted coffee beans & a panaforte 55.00 Cairns Regional Council MELISSA JANE MCMAHON Employee Involvement in EcoFiesta held recently in Cairns
    01/08/2019 1 X  bottle of red wine - Chris Ringland Shiraz Barossa 2017 25.00 Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Assoc DANE EDWIN MOULTON Employee The bottle was provided by Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Assoc to Department of Environment and Science as thanks
    09/08/2019 Ticket to the Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia Innovation Awards Dinner 198.00 Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) MATTHEW ANDREW Employee Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia are a key stakeholder of the Energy Extractive and South West Qld Compliance team and have invited staff to attend as guests.
    09/08/2019 Ticket to the Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia Innovation Awards Dinner 198.00 Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) KERYNNE GLENDA BIRCH Employee Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia are a key stakeholder of the Energy Extractive and South West Qld Compliance team and have invited staff to attend as guests.
    09/08/2019 Ticket to the Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia Innovation Awards Dinner 198.00 Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) CLANCY JANE MACKAWAY Employee Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia are a key stakeholder of the Energy Extractive and South West Qld Compliance team and have invited staff to attend as guests.
    09/08/2019 Ticket to the Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia Innovation Awards Dinner 198.00 Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA) DANIEL GEORGE SPELCHAN Employee Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia are a key stakeholder of the Energy Extractive and South West Qld Compliance team and have invited staff to attend as guests.
    17/07/2019 Three decorative magnetic bookmarks in folder 20.00 SHAO Yinghong, Deputy Director, Div of American & Oceanian Affairs, China, Science & Tech Exch Ctr STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Gift given after meeting with Chinese Delegation on 17/07/2019
    17/07/2019 Three decorative magnetic bookmarks in folder 20.00 SHAO Yinghong, Deputy Director, Div of American & Oceanian Affairs, China, Science & Tech Exch Ctr LIJUAN GONG Employee Gift given after meeting with Chinese Delegation on 17/07/2019
    12/07/2019 Acrylic Trophy, Awarded for First Place Thematic Map at Esri Conference 50.00 Esri Inc Esri User Conference, San Diego USA JOEL MARK MCKECHNIE Employee The gift was an award acknowledging the QLUMP RSC work as part of the Esri User Conference
    09/07/2019 Networking dinner with Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) at Esri User Conference, San Diego, USA 55.00 Mark Wallace (Esri Australia), Esri User Conference, San Diego USA JOEL MARK MCKECHNIE Employee Dinner was provided by Esri Australia as a networking opportunity at Esri User Conference, San Diego
    09/07/2019 Networking dinner with Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) at Esri User Conference, San Diego, USA 71.01 Mark Wallace (Esri Australia), Esri User Conference, San Diego USA ANDREW JAMES CLARK Employee Dinner was provided by Esri with Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) at Esri User Conference, San Diego US
    26/07/2019 Breakfast provided by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network 46.00 Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN) Goddard Bld, UQ, St Lucia DANIEL RAYMOND TINDALL Employee Invited guest to attend networking & information sharing opportunity provided by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network
    25/07/2019 Chilli Sauce 3.00 Zhou Li, Deputy Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate in Brisbane JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Exchange of gifts symbolises commitment to working relationship in Chinese business culture
    26/07/2019 Breakfast and guest speaker Stuart Phill 46.00 Prof Lyn Beazley  Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network) JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Opportunity to listen to reflections of 10 yrs of Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network's terrestrial observatory & thoughts on using
    26/07/2019 Breakfast provided by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network 46.00 Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN) Goddard Bld, UQ, St Lucia DANIEL RAYMOND TINDALL Employee Invited guest to attend networking & information sharing opportunity provided by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network
    26/07/2019 Lunch 25.00 Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) JOEL MARK MCKECHNIE Employee A lunch meeting was organised by Esri Australia to debrief the outcomes of the Esri User Conference
    26/07/2019 Lunch 25.00 Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) ANDREW JAMES CLARK Employee A lunch meeting was organised by Esri Australia to debrief the outcomes of the Esri User Conference
    25/07/2019 Chilli Sauce 3.00 Zhou Li, Deputy Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate in Brisbane STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Exchange of gifts symbolises commitment to working relationship in Chinese business culture
    26/07/2019 Lunch 25.00 Mark Wallace (Esri Australia) CRAIG ANTHONY SHEPHARD Employee A lunch meeting was organised by Esri Australia to debrief the outcomes of the Esri User Conference
    21/08/2019 Landholder gave some of the Yellow Crazy Ant team some pumpkins 10.00 John Dibella KIMBERLEY BRUCE HILLIER Employee Eradication Yellow Crazy Ant on his property
    11/08/2019 1 ticket to the Firebirds Netball game on 11 August 2019 44.00 National Science Week - Queensland Committee GABRIELLE VAN WILLIGEN Employee The committee sponsored Game 12 of the Firebirds - tickets were given to Committee members
    29/08/2019 Afternoon tea at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - visit to QUT by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, George St, Brisbane STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    29/08/2019 Networking lunch and tour of the Precinct - visit to the Precinct by Dr Sarah Pearson 20.00 The Precinct, Fortitude Valley STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    29/08/2019 Morning tea - visit to Griffith Uni by Dr Sarah Pearson Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 Griffith University (Nathan Campus) STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Afternoon tea - visit to QIMR Berghofer by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Light lunch - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 20.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Morning tea - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    19/08/2019 Wooden Coasters; Shanghai Cityscape DVD; Book - Basic Facts - Shanghai 2019 50.00 Ninghing Wang, Public Service Exchange Officer (from Shanghai) - working with SPD from 19-23 Aug '19 STEWART JAMES MACINTYRE Employee Gift given as symbol of thanks for supporting ongoing public service exchange between China & Qld
    02/09/2019 Pen Tie, Book (Working with CAS), Scarf 90.00 Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) Delegation LIJUAN GONG Employee It is culturally appropriate gesture to exchange gifts with government delegation from China
    12/08/2019 Complementary registration for annual conference 575.00 Dr Colin Chartres, CEO, Crawford Fund, Bld 7, Unit 7/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick ACT - 02 62808611 PHILLIP LINDSAY NORMAN Employee As Department of Environment and Science representative in Qld Crawford Fund Committee, addressing the agriculture, energy, water and climate change
    05/09/2019 Eurah loose leaf tea 35.00 Goomeroi People KIM MAREE PIERCY Employee Department of Environment and Science officer assisted the Goomeroi people with their Aboriginal Waterway Assessment
    05/09/2019 Eurah Honey 25.00 Goomeroi People GAIA MARINI Employee Department of Environment and Science officers assisted the Goomeroi People with their Aboriginal Waterway Assessment
    11/09/2019 3 course dinner & annual Gala event hosted by Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation at QUT, Gardens Point 100.00 Prof Lyn Griffiths, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, QUT LIJUAN GONG Employee Maggie was invited as a guest of Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation to explore a future for healthcare that can be both better and f
    29/08/2019 Robotic Vision T-Shirt 10.00 Prof Michael Milford, Prof in electrical Engineering, QUT JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Presented to help promote QUT Science capability & as thank you for facilitating visit of Dr Pearson
    29/08/2019 Afternoon tea at QUT - visit to QUT by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 QUT Gardens Point Campus, George St, Brisbane JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Afternoon tea - visit to QIMR Berghofer by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Light lunch - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 20.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Morning tea - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    29/08/2019 Afternoon tea at QUT - visit to QUT by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 QUT Gardens Point Campus, George St, Brisbane DANYING REN Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Light lunch - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 20.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ DANYING REN Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    28/08/2019 Morning tea - visit to QAAFI by Dr Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist, DFAT 15.00 Qld Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) UQ DANYING REN Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    29/08/2019 Networking lunch and tour of the Precinct - visit to the Precinct by Dr Sarah Pearson 20.00 The Precinct, Fortitude Valley DANYING REN Employee Meeting attended by various Qld Universities, who presented on current research on environmental topics
    12/09/2019 International Affairs Morning tea with George Brandis 25.00 Mr Derek Brown, Qld State Director of Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Attended on behalf of Jamie Merrick allowing her to be kept up to date on recent developments in DFAT
    13/09/2019 Round table briefing headed by Dr Alex Robson and morning tea 25.00 Mr Derek Brown, Qld State Director of Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) JULIA PLAYFORD Employee Attended on behalf of Jamie Merrick allowing her to be kept up to date on recent developments in DFAT
    14/08/2019 1 x peak cap with National Science Week Logo 10.00 James Cook University ALICIA LENA MAY HAINES Employee Thank you gift for presenting at PechaKucha
    26/07/2019 1 x bag 10.00 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok ,Thailand ALICIA LENA MAY HAINES Employee thank you gift for sharing experiences about WHA management in the Wet Tropics & Thailand
    26/07/20191 x Purse5.01Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok ,ThailandREBECCA LOUISE LAGERROTHthank you gift for sharing experiences about WHA management in the Wet Tropics & Thailandthank you gift for sharing experiences about WHA management in the Wet Tropics & Thailand
    26/07/2019 1 x T-shirt 15.00 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok ,Thailand TIMOTHY PAUL WONG Employee thank you gift for sharing experiences about WHA management in the Wet Tropics & Thailand
    30/08/2019 Lunch & Drinks 132.00 Ralph Devlin AM QC and Johnathon Horton QC MATTHEW BARR Employee Conclusion of Linc Energy Executive Officer Committal - celebration of work by legal and Invest team
    30/08/2019 Lunch & Drinks 132.00 Ralph Devlin AM QC and Johnathon Horton QC ERIN ELIZABETH LEY Employee Conclusion of Linc Energy Executive Officer Committal - celebration of work by legal and Invest team
    30/08/2019 Lunch & Drinks 132.00 Ralph Devlin AM QC and Johnathon Horton QC KEELAN FRANCIS O'REILLY Employee Conclusion of Linc Energy Executive Officer Committal - celebration of work by legal and Invest team
    30/08/2019 Lunch & Drinks 132.00 Ralph Devlin AM QC and Johnathon Horton QC GARY ROBERT STUBBINGS Employee Conclusion of Linc Energy Executive Officer Committal - celebration of work by legal and Invest team
    30/08/2019 Lunch & Drinks 132.00 Ralph Devlin AM QC and Johnathon Horton QC GEORGIA D'ARCY Employee Conclusion of Linc Energy Executive Officer Committal - celebration of work by legal and Invest team
    05/09/2019 Book - Gangurra" by Howard Pohlner" 55.00 Waanthurr-Inn Land Trust TONY JACKSON MITCHELL Employee To have knowledge and context in continuing work with the Land Trust and Biniirr National Park
    08/07/2019 Traditional Artwork - Woppaburra Dreaming 0.00 Chrissy Doherty / Woppaburra Traditional Owner Group OLIVER HEYWARD LANYON Agency In appreciation of QPWS assistance with North Keppel Island Whale Tail monument project
    15/08/2019 Honey 12.00 Queensland Beekeepers Association LACHLAN FRANCIS GRIFFIN Employee Gift given at meeting between Queensland Beekeepers Association and Minister's office.
    15/08/2019 Jar of Honey 12.00 Australian Beekeepers Association KAMILLA JANE WYETH Employee Gift given at meeting between Queensland Beekeepers Association and Minister's office.
    17/09/2019 University of Queensland Research Awards 2019 110.00 University of Queensland LAUREN GRACE STEPHENSON Employee Attendance at event to recognise the University's outstanding researchers and collaborators
    27/09/2019 Family ticket to Twilight Experience at David Fleay Wildlife Park 99.00 Department of Environment & Science REBECCA MARGARET BATTON Employee Offer to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Partnerships staff for free tickets
    30/09/2019 Ticket to attend National Trust Heritage Award 131.59 National Heritage Trust Fiona Gardiner, Director, Heritage branch Employee The gift was provided to Fiona to attend the National Heritage Trust ( Queensland)  2019 Heritage awards. Fiona will be representing the Department and Heritage branch as an attendee at these awards. 
    28/08/2019 Breakfast, product demonstration, socks 25.00 MicroFocus / InMailX Nicole Le Maistre Employee Becoming familiar with possible add ons to existing application
    12/08/2019 Lunch, seminar and mouse pad 45.00 Sophos Ross Gibbons Employee Cybersecurity briefing
    21/08/2019 Teams workshop and lunch 25.00 Microsoft Matt Walshe Employee Teams workshop
    20/09/2019 Lunch, seminar 45.00 McGrath Nicol Julie Burton Employee Cybersecurity briefing
    30/09/2019 Framed photographs  49.95 Bleached Arts Ltd Eliza Tee Agency Visitors to AQ can clearly see the examples of project outcomes through support of Government Funding for the Queensland Arts Showcase Ignite Program
    23/09/2019 Exhibition catalogue & Bag 100.00 Australia Council for Arts Tina Hill Agency To thank AQ and give a legacy of the project to AQ. This is an annual project for the International Art Festival held in Venice.

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