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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science

Gifts and benefits register 2018–19

1 January to 31 March 2019

Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
Date given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
05/02/2019 Flights & air train tickets to travel to Brisbane for the Indigenous Round Table on Biodiversity Options Paper 343.70 DES Dr Daniel Robinson, University of NSW Member of Indigenous Knowledge Stakeholder Roundtable meeting in Brisbane 5/2/19 to provide advice.
05/02/2019 Flights & air train tickets to travel to Brisbane for the Indigenous Round Table on Biodiversity Options Paper 530.17 DES Dr Margaret Raven, Macquarie University Fellowship Member of Indigenous Knowledge Stakeholder Roundtable meeting in Brisbane 5/2/19 to provide advice.

 

Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received
Date received Description of gift received Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Gift retained by employee or by agency  Reason and/or circumstances the gift was received
*15/09/2018 Flights, accommodation & meals to present at 2nd Aust-China Environmental Biogeochemistry Forum in Wuhan, China 2,750.00 Prof Qiaoyun Huang, Dean, Faculty of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University Daniel Brough a) Retained by employee Gift accepted as a benefit to Queensland for promoting key biogeochemical science and environmental restoration.
14/02/2019 Chinese New Year Dinner, Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane 227.60 Australia-China Business Council Lijuan Gong a) Retained by employee The Australia-Chinese Business Council event is a good networking opportunity to make business connections for collaborative activities.
*29/08/2018 A ticket to attend the eReefs Eureka Awards Dinner 297.00 Theresa Fyffe, Executive Director, Projects & Partnerships, Great Barrier Reef Foundation Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee Officer is a member of the eReef's project team, finalist in the Eureka Awards for Science Excellence.
*7/09/2018 Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night for Australian Water Association, Queensland 180.00 Brian McIntosh, Education Director, International Water Centre Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee Through Queensland Water Modelling Network, the Department of Environment & Science has established a joint activity with the International Water Centre.
*29/11/2018 Christmas party attendance 60.00 ALS Environmental (Lab) Tina Girard a) Retained by employee Attendance at the Christmas party
*29/11/2018 Christmas party attendance 60.00 ALS Environmental (Lab) Graham Cordingley a) Retained by employee Attendance at the Christmas party
*29/11/2018 Christmas party attendance 60.00 ALS Environmental (Lab) Marni Burkhardt a) Retained by employee Attendance at the Christmas party
24/01/2019 Consular General People's Republic of China in Brisbane - Chinese New Year Gala Dinner 132.00 Dr Xu Jie & Madam Julia Playford a) Retained by employee Stakeholder engagement
*15/09/2018 Flights, accommodation & meals to present at 2nd Aust-China Environmental Biogeochemistry Forum in Wuhan, China 2,750.00 Prof Qiaoyun Huang, Dean, Faculty of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University Daniel Brough a) Retained by employee Gift accepted as a benefit to Queensland for promoting key biogeochemical science and environmental restoration.
14/02/2019 Chinese New Year Dinner, Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane 227.60 Australia-China Business Council Lijuan Gong a) Retained by employee The Australia-Chinese Business Council event is a good networking opportunity to make business connections for collaborative activities.
*26/09/2018 Chinese Tea Set 120.00 Cia Jianing/Dept of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Mark Jacobs b) Retained by agency It is common business practice to present a gift to distinguished guests. It is culturally inappropriate not to accept.
*21/09/2018 Folded artwork of the Chinese Pavilion 100.00 Fu Guoqing, DD-G, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipal Government Mark Jacobs b) Retained by agency It is common business practice to present a gift to distinguished guests. It is culturally inappropriate not to accept.
*26/09/2018 Pomander 80.00 Professor Zhu Bin, Deputy Director, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Mark Jacobs b) Retained by agency It is common business practice to present a gift to distinguished guests. It is culturally inappropriate not to accept.
*6/09/2018 Lunch 88.00 Queensland University of Technology Business Leaders Forum Mark Jacobs a) Retained by employee Networking with university researchers and corporate administration.
*7/08/2018 Dinner with board members of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for High Performance Soils 55.00 Michael Crawford on behalf of Dr Paul Greenfield, AO FTSE, Chair for CRC High Performance Soils Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee The Cooperative Research Centre is keen to establish collaborative projects with the Department of Environments and Science. Board provided outline of the program.
*29/08/2018 A ticket to attend the eReefs Eureka Awards Dinner 297.00 Theresa Fyffe, Executive Director, Projects & Partnerships, Great Barrier Reef Foundation Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee Officer is a member of the eReef's project team, finalist in the Eureka Awards for Science Excellence.
*27/09/2018 Two Chinese Canisters with tea 120.00 Zhang Qian, Director for International Minhai Pharma Company (Beijing) Mark Jacobs b) Retained by agency It is common business practice to present gift to distinguished guest. It is culturally inappropriate.
*27/09/2018 Elephant 100.00 Wang Ren, Senior Vice President & President of Global Development, BGI Mark Jacobs b) Retained by agency It is common business practice to present gift to distinguished guest. It is culturally inappropriate.
*7/09/2018 Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night for Australian Water Association, Queensland 180.00 Brian McIntosh, Education Director, International Water Centre Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee Through the Queensland Water Modelling Network, the Department of Environment & Science has established a joint activity with the International Water Centre.
*7/08/2018 Invitation to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China 85.00 Consul-General of the People's Republic of China (Brisbane) Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee A celebration of the strong relationship between the People's Republic of China and Queensland.
*16/10/2018 An evening with SpaceX Director of System Safety & Risk, Michael Lutomski Dinner 120.00 USQ Research Paul Lawrence a) Retained by employee Roundtable discussion with Leading international innovation leaders on science & technology.
*16/10/2018 Light dinner and refreshments at Griffith University South Bank Campus 50.00 Professor Andrew T Smith, Pro Chancellor (Sciences), Griffith University Mark Jacobs a) Retained by employee Opportunity to work with key stakeholders in the Science field & build relationship between QLD Government.
21/03/2019 Dinner provided by NBAN at Armidale Pet Friendly Motel 27.50 Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations Gaia Marini a) Retained by employee Thank you for the presentation made.
26/03/2019 1 calico conference bag and 1 one stainless steel water bottle 16.50 Qld Govt Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program Eli Taylor a) Retained by employee Gifts given to all attendees at conference.
20/03/2019 Ceda artificial Intelligence and Ethics" lunch event - Invitation from CSIRO" 120.00 Rob Lorimer - CSIRO Mark Jacobs a) Retained by employee Stakeholder engagement
23/03/2019 2 tickets to the Panel Discussion with Prof Hamish McCallum, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, World Science Festival 70.02 Griffith University Julia Playford a) Retained by employee Attend World Science Festival Event - Opportunity to join a panel discussion on sustainable solutions.
21/01/2019 Woolworths gift card 20.00 Nancy Sanday (former intern) Rosanne Tarry c) Did not accept. Nancy worked as a HR intern during 2018 and this placement was sourced by Rosanne Tarry via AHRI. Nancy sent Rosanne a Christmas card containing the gift card as a thank you. Rosanne contacted Nancy and explained she couldn't accept the gift and that it would be returned to her address.
26/03/2019 4 ELMO branded USBs 45.00 ELMO Tina Treffiletti / Adam Pumpa a) Retained by employee ELMO delivered a product demonstration to CAA and provided USBs as part of their marketing materials. ELMO hold a standing offer arrangement with Qld Govt. Cost of return uneconomical. 

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

1 October to 31 December 2018

Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
Date given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
29/10/2018 Catering for Open Worldwide Innovation Network (OWIN)  174.20 Stewart MacIntyre OWIN Delegation - Phillippe Lachapelle To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 Catering for 11 Admin and Social Media, Griffith University delegation. Sandwiches, juice, tea/coffee and bottled water provided. 158.40 Stewart MacIntyre Liz Bojarovski, Admin and Social Media, Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, Griffith University, Gold Coast To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Alison Rice, President of Women in Technology To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Bronwyn Harch, University of Queensland To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Debra Venables, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Jennifer Martin, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre John Carroll, Endpoints News, USA To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Julia Playford, A/Executive Director, Science Development To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Professor Louis Schofield, James Cook University  To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Pankaj Sah, Queensland Brain Institute To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Phillippe Lachapelle, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)/ Open Worldwide Innovation Network (OWIN), Belgium To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stewart MacIntyre Ruben Flores-Saaib, University of California, San Diego, USA To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
*15/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit (QPWS038) 2,250.00 DES Paroo Shire Council Donating a unit will enable us to expand on our strong relationship and that it will tangibly contribute to the departments outcomes.
*15/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit (QPWS062) 2,250.00 DES SSAA at Millmerran This small donation will further cement QPWS’s contribution to protecting the rural residential community west of Millmerran in a very fire prone environment.
*23/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit (QPWS094) 2,250.00 DES Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council The main reason for the proposed gifting is to provide a superior level of response capacity for the council staff, particularly the Farm Manager and his crew, providing an increased capacity to respond to wild fires, and assist in managing their planned burns.  It will assist in improving the standard of equipment used by staff at Cherbourg, providing them with newer equipment.  
*23/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit(QPWS037) 2,250.00 DES Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council The main reason for the proposed gifting is to provide a superior level of response capacity for the council staff, particularly the Farm Manager and his crew, providing an increased capacity to respond to wild fires, and assist in managing their planned burns.  It will assist in improving the standard of equipment used by staff at Cherbourg, providing them with newer equipment. 
*23/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit (QPWS111) 2,250.00 DES Bunya Peoples' Aboriginal Corporation The main reason for the proposed gifting is to provide a superior level of response capacity for the BPAC Ranger staff, providing an increased capacity to respond to wild fires, and assist in managing their planned burns
*26/11/2018 QPWS Fire Unit(QPWS131) 2,250.00 DES Bush Heritage Australia (Carnarvon Station) The main reason for the proposed gifting is to provide a superior level of response capacity for the manager of Carnarvon Station, providing an increased capacity to respond to wild fires, and assist in managing their planned burns.  It will assist in improving the standard of equipment used by staff at Carnarvon station, providing them with newer equipment.  Carnarvon Station regularly work alongside QPWS staff in conducting fire operations across the Sandstone region.

* Current book value is nil however previous fire units have been sold at auction between $2,250 and $3,500. The lower limit has been applied for this process.

Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received
Date received Description of gift received Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Gift retained by employee or by agency Reason and/or circumstances the gift was received
10/10/2018 Return airfares to Adelaide and 1 night accommodation 682.00 CRC Care David Cook a) Retained by employee To attend the CRC Care PAG Meeting.
25/10/2018 Return airfares to Townsville and 1 night accommodation 880.00 ALGA David Cook a) Retained by employee Guest speaker at the Regional Conference.
22/10/2018 Cash donation 239.75 Ritchie's IGA DES b) Retained by agency Ritchie's Community Benefit Program 01/07/2017 to 30/06/2018 to support the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
*10/07/2018 2 X Guest Badges, 2 X 10 day entry passes to the 2018 Royal Queensland Show 320.00 The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland Jamie Merrick a) Retained by employee Government support for the Qld Royal Show (EKKA).
14/11/2018 IMB Research Engagement Dinner 227.00 Prof Brandon Wainwright AM - Director of Institute of Molecular Bioscience. Lauren Stephenson a) Retained by employee Invited as a guest of Director Professor Brandon Wainwright as a representative of the Queensland Chief Scientist. IMB are a major stakeholder of the Office of the Qld Chief Scientist.
28/12/2018 Two one day attendance tickets to Woodford Folk Festival 300.00 Mr Bill Hauritz AM Festival Director Lauren Stephenson a) Retained by employee This invitation was accepted when OQCS was to launch the Citizen Science Strategy and grants at Woodford Folk Festival. We discussed the possibility of arranging Flying Scientist visit to Woodford for January 2020.
26/10/2018 Invitation to attend Translational Research Excellence (TRX) 2018 230.77 Mario Pennisi, CEO, Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee Opportunity to network with leading members of Queensland life science community. Reflect continued relationship with LSQ.
30/10/2018 AusBiotech / LSQ Dinner 150.00 Mario Pennisi, CEO, Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee Opportunity to network with leading members of Queensland life science community. Reflect continued relationship with LSQ and AusBiotech - latter in particular through AusBiotech 2018 conference.
**30/10/2018 Dinner and drinks at Sky Terrace, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 100.00 Julie Phillips, Life Sciences Queensland Chairperson Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee Opportunity to network with key members of the Australian Life Sciences Community for a roundtable discussion on models that would boost collaborative efforts to support and grow the life sciences sector.
**31/10/2018 Cocktail reception hosted by LSQ at 1 William Street, Brisbane 75.00 Julie Phillips, Life Sciences Queensland Chairperson Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee Opportunity to network with other key members of the Australian Life Sciences Community prior to the opening of the AusBiotech 2018 conference.
01/11/2018 AusBiotech 2018 Conference Dinner 150.00 Stephen Williams, Deputy Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee To connect and network with leading internationally regarded researchers, innovators and investors from across the global life sciences sector.
09/11/2018 LSQ Gala Dinner 250.00 Mario Pennisi, CEO, Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) Stewart MacIntyre a) Retained by employee Opportunity to network with leading members of Queensland life science community. Reflect continued relationship with LSQ.
10/11/2018 An invitation to attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner for Dr Paul Forster and partner 175.00 Assoc Prof Rohan Davis, Academic Lead for Nature Bank, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery Dr Paul Forster a) Retained by employee Dr Forster has been involved with Nature Bank in the collection of botanical samples for natural product research & development. He recently undertook field work with Dr Davis on Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, Cape York Peninsula.
10/11/2018 An invitation to attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner for Mark Jacobs and partner 175.00 Assoc Prof Rohan Davis, Academic Lead for Nature Bank, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery Dr Mark Jacobs a) Retained by employee Stakeholder Engagement.
06/11/2018 Corporate lunch function 150.00 Australia Post Melissa Dobbins a) Retained by employee Invitation to Melbourne Cup corporate event.
06/11/2018 Corporate lunch function 150.00 Australia Post Jody Paddison a) Retained by employee Invitation to Melbourne Cup corporate event.
**15/11/2018 CEDA Women in Leadership conference 80.00 Australia Post Melissa Dobbins a) Retained by employee Invitation to attend Women in Leadership conference - opportunity for networking and career development .
**15/11/2018 CEDA Women in Leadership conference 80.00 Australia Post Jody Paddison a) Retained by employee Invitation to attend Women in Leadership conference - opportunity for networking and career development.

* Received in previous quarter and reported in the current quarter.
** Cumulative total exceeds the reportable threshold.

1 July to 30 September 2018

Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given
Date given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
02/07/2018 Garden Shed 300.00 Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and Science Malanda Primary School To support the primary schools gardening program. The garden shed was surplus to requirements at Lake Eacham Base.
07/08/2018 Four $100 BP Gift Vouchers 400.00 Gillian Paxton, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science Incentive payments to four anonymous graziers participating in Social Science interview for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project. Providing incentives to reluctant or disengaged participants is a common practice in Social Science research. Graziers participating in Social Sciences' interviews for the DAF Drought & Climate Adaptation Project will receive one $100 gift voucher.
09/08/2018 One $100 BP Gift Card sub total $100 and 16 x $50 BP Gift Cards sub total $800 = total value $900 900.00 Gillian Paxton, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science $100 incentive payments to nine anonymous graziers participating in Social Science interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project Providing incentives to  reluctant or disengaged participants is a common practice in social science research. Graziers participating in Social Science's interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project received $100
09/08/2018 Two $100 Caltex starcash cards sub total $200 and 4 x $50 Caltex Starcash cards sub total $200 = total value $400 400.00 Gillian Paxton, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science $100 incentive payments for four anonymous graziers participating in Social Science interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project. Providing incentives to  reluctant or disengaged participants is a common practice in social science research. Graziers participating in Social Science's interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project received $100
13/08/2018 Light catering of fruit, muffins/cakes/slices, juice for Art Meets Science Exhibition launch at ESP 333.90 Andrew Grodecki, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science List of 80 external attendees Art meets Science Exhibition Provided light catering for launch of Art Meets Science Exhibition during National Science Week 2018.G13
09/09/2018 Two $100 BP gift cards sub total $200 and 6 x $50 BP gift cards sub total $300 = total value $500 500.00 Gillian Paxton, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science $100 incentive payments for four anonymous graziers participating in Social Science interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project. Providing incentives to  reluctant or disengaged participants is a common practice in social science research. Graziers participating in Social Science's interviews for the DAF Drought and Climate Adaptation project received $100
24/09/2018 Challenge Back Blade 300.00 Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and Science Scott Murray, Uanda Station, Prairie Back blade replacement.

* Gift provided last 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 Gift retained by employee or by agency Reason and/or circumstances the gift was received
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Minister Leeanne Enoch Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Natalie Patch Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Tony Roberts Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Laurie Hodgman Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Mark Jacobs Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Leigh Bennett Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Catalina Reyes Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Michael Newham Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Christian Witte Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Paul Lawrence Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Brad Dines Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Ian Ramsay Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
27/07/2018 1 sponsor ticket for the Healthy Land and Water awards night 165.00 Healthy Land and Water Jean Erbacher Employee DES Environmental Policy and Planning was a sponsor of the awards night
14/08/2018 Registration to attend the Australian and New Zealand Biochar conferences 2018 495.00 Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessments Kelly Bryant Employee Attendance of the conference on behalf of the wider Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment team and Agrifutures Australia.  At the conference the work of the Qld state team for the Australia Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment will be promoted.
07/09/2018 Annual Gala Dinner and Awards Night for the QLD Branch of the Australian Water Association 180.00 Education Director, International WaterCentre Jean Erbacher Employee Through the Qld Water Modelling Network, DES has established a joint activity with the International Water Centre, who are hosting the AWA awards and annual dinner.

* Gift provided last quarter and recorded in the current quarter.

Last updated
2 May 2019