Gifts and benefits register 2017–18

The Department of Environment and Science was formed in December 2017 and brought together the functions of three former agencies (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection; Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing; Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation) as well as the entities Arts Queensland and Corporate Administration Agency (CAA).

    Gifts and benefits 1 April to 30 June 2018

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given

    Date givenDescription of gift or benefitValue $Name of donorName of recipientReasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    23/01/2018*Flowers for the Baker Family81.27Mark JacobsFlowers for Joe Baker's family, in sympathyExpress Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
    23/01/2018*Flowers for the Guymer Family81.27Mark JacobsFlowers for the Guymer familyExpress Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
    01/03/2018*Farwell Lunch for Mr Feng Anming98.38Lea DiffeyFarwell lunch for Mr Feng Anming, Consul for Science and Technolgoy, Chinese Consulate-General in BrisbaneTo express appreciation for Mr Feng and the Chinese Conulate-General for working closely with Science Division in developing the science collaboration memorandums and the working arrangements with various Chinese partners
    09/03/2018*Flowers for the Jones Family70.91Mark JacobsFlowers for the Jones familyExpress Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
    27/04/2018Gift bags containing Australian food products for 10 Chinese delegates130.88Christina JonesSatellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit. Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiGift bags containing Australian food products were given to the 10 chinese delegates as per cultural custom ($130.88 total).
    04/05/2018Beef Industry Awards Dinner tickets352.00Dept of Environment and ScienceGrant Stone (DES) Steve Lewis (JCU)Part of Sponsorship of Beef Week by OGBR
    04/05/2018Beef Industry Awards Dinner tickets352.00Dept of Environment and ScienceGrant Stone (DES) Steve Lewis (JCU)Part of Sponsorship of Beef Week by OGBR
    07/06/2018Dinner134.09Mark JacobsKate Wilson (NSW); Sandy Carruthers (SA); Beth Brunoro (ACT); Margaret Byrne (WA) and Matt Riley (NSW)It is custonary to provide dinner for visitig interstate delegates for the Cross Jurisdictional Meeting of the Chief Environmental Scientists.
    11/06/2018Flowers for Rossi and family following passing of his father90.86Paul LawrenceRossi Mangano and family - Rossi is a Program Manager, ASDI, DESExpress Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
    19/06/2018Ozark quad bike and associated trailer2,800.00Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and ScienceQueensland Police ServiceThe quad bike has historically been used by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for rescue and recovery operations at Josephine Falls. Gifting the quad bike to Queensland Police Service will allow them to continue to use this asset to support Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in future rescue and recovery operations.
    19/06/2018Ozark quad bike and associated trailer2,800.00Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and ScienceQueensland Police ServiceThe quad bike has historically been used by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for rescue and recovery operations at Josephine Falls. Gifting the quad bike to Queensland Police Service will allow them to continue to use this asset to support Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in future rescue and recovery operations.

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

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits receieved

    Date receivedDescription of gift receivedValue $Name of donorName of recipientGift retained by employee or by agencyReason and/or circumstances the gift was received
    06/09/2017*Conference registration and accommodation and certain meals850.00Beijing Forestry University and the editorial office of Forest Ecolsystems Jounal. Dr Li Hui, Editorial Office of the Forest EcosystemsMichael NgugiEmployeeParticipate and deliver a research paper at the Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference and GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017 in Beijing China, 6-9 Sept 2017
    06/09/2017*Conference registration and accommodation and certain meals850.00Beijing Forestry University and the editorial office of Forest Ecolsystems Jounal. Dr Li Hui, Editorial Office of the Forest EcosystemsMichael NgugiEmployeeParticipate and deliver a research paper at the Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference and GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017 in Beijing China, 6-9 Sept 2017
    17/10/2017*750ml bottle of shiraz28.60Australian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA)Simone Lesley-Ann VenturaEmployeeGift for delivering presentation at forum, given in the presence of attendees inc other DES staff
    01/01/2018*Cash Donations3,691.00Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/01/2018*Cash Donations3,691.00Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    17/01/2018*Registration and conference dinner600.00Patricija Kirvaitis, University of Illinois Research Park, 2001 South First St, Suite 202, Champaign IL 61820, USA Gerald Paul TurpinEmployeeAn invitation as a Plenary Speaker in the field of Indigenous Biocultural knowledge at the 14th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 2018 held in Cairns
    17/01/2018*Registration and conference dinner600.00Patricija Kirvaitis, University of Illinois Research Park, 2001 South First St, Suite 202, Champaign IL 61820, USAGerald Paul TurpinEmployeeAn invitation as a Plenary Speaker in the field of Indigenous Biocultural knowledge at the 14th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 2018 held in Cairns
    01/02/2018*Cash Donations2,368.85Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/02/2018*Cash Donations2,368.85Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/03/2018*Cash Donations1,483.53Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/03/2018*Chinese Bronze figurine50.00Mr Feng Anming Chinese Consulate in BrisbaneMark JacobsEmployeeMr Feng values the support and co-operation of Science Division during his working period in Brisbane on the development of the science and technology cooperation relationship between Queensland and China
    01/03/2018*Cash Donations1,483.53Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    17/03/2018*QYO Performance of 'Gloria' on 17 March82.01Queensland Youth OrchestraJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttended as head of DES
    17/03/2018*QYO Performance of 'Gloria' on 17 March82.01Queensland Youth OrchestraJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttended as head of DES
    20/03/2018*Cocktail Reception - Conference of the Award Companion of the Order to Australia on Prof Jenny Martin AC100.00Professor Ian O'Connor AC, Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith UniversityLea DiffeyEmployeeOpportunity to network with represntatives of the science community and academia and to support the ongoing relationship with Griffith University
    21/03/2018*Airticket from Brisbane to Cairns and 1 day accommodation586.25John Locke, Biocultural Strategiest, and Indigenous Working Group member for the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC)Gerry TurpinEmployeeAn expertise on Indigenous affairs Mr Locke's will assist and direct the development of TIEC's communications strategies, funding proposal and project ideas, and undertake specific activities to progress the TIEC
    21/03/2018*QUT Business Leaders Forum Lunch165.00Michael McArdle, Director, Office of Research, Queensland University of TechnologyLea DiffeyEmployeeOpportunity to network with leaders in the business, science, industry and academic communities and to support the ongoing relationship with QUT
    21/03/2018*Airticket from Brisbane to Cairns and 1 day accommodation586.25John Locke, Biocultural Strategiest, and Indigenous Working Group member for the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC)Gerry TurpinEmployeeAn expertise on Indigenous affairs Mr Locke's will assist and direct the development of TIEC's communications strategies, funding proposal and project ideas, and undertake specific activities to progress the TIEC
    21/03/2018*QUT Business Leaders Forum Lunch165.00Michael McArdle, Director, Office of Research, Queensland University of TechnologyLea DiffeyEmployeeOpportunity to network with leaders in the business, science, industry and academic communities and to support the ongoing relationship with QUT
    21/03/2018*Event - Opening of the World Science Festival100.00David Conroy, Queensland MuseumLea DiffeyEmployeeNetworking opportunity at event for World Science Festival 2018
    22/03/2018*Boeing Australia Innovation Seminar at QBI, UQ and 10 year anniversary dinner.  Stamford Plaza, Brisbane100.00Melissa Harpley, Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing Defence Australia LtdJulia PlayfordEmployeeRepresented the Chief Scientist at the Innovation Seminar at UQ and attended Dinner following the Seminar at Stamford Plaza
    22/03/2018*Airfare paid for flight Brisbane to Sydeny and return and meals over a 2 day workshop450.00Amy Warnick, Project Delivery Coordinator, Land and Water, CSIROTim RyanEmployeeInvitation to attend the Interstate AusEcoModels Workshop to contribute to an ecosystem modelling process that will impact on vegetation management in Qld via Federal EPBC threatened community listing
    22/03/2018*Airfare paid for flight Brisbane to Sydeny and return and meals over a 2 day workshop450.00Amy Warnick, Project Delivery Coordinator, Land and Water, CSIROTim RyanEmployeeInvitation to attend the Interstate AusEcoModels Workshop to contribute to an ecosystem modelling process that will impact on vegetation management in Qld via Federal EPBC threatened community listing
    03/04/2018Silk Scarf25.00Dr Duan Junhu, Deputy Director-General, Torch High Technology Industry Development CentralMaggie GongEmployeeExchange of gifts symbolises commitment to a working relationship in chinese business culture and declining a gift publicly is deemed offensive.
    10/04/2018Book - Sunzi the Art of War50.00Chinese TORCH delegation visiting the Gold CoastMark JacobsEmployeeA thank you gift from Chinese TORCH delegation
    18/04/2018One pair of clapsticks ($40)40.00Butchulla Aboriginal CorporationJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttendance at anniversary event on Fraser Island
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament (and a 3D print of Ayers Rock was also presented to the business group).40.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiChristina JonesEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiMark JacobsEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiKen BrookEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiChristian WitteEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiDan TindallEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiJason ShenEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiArnon AccadEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiMaggie GongEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk ornament10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiMatt PringleEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    27/04/2018Cultural desk10.00Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun ChengshiMichael SchmidtEmployeeTechnicians from the Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) visited Brisband for a meeting with Science Division and other key DES stakeholders on April 27, 2018. Dr Sun completed a presentation about the development and status of China's satellite activities and mapping. Gifts are provided as per cultural custom.
    01/05/2018Cash Donations581.95Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/05/2018Cash Donations581.95Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    01/05/2018Box of Chocolates10.00Arts QueenslandDelia CoffeyEmployeeThe box of chocolates was a thank you to Delia for her assistance to Arts Qld
    02/05/2018Cash donation5,000.00Bundaberg Brewed DrinksDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyFor the purchase of turtle satellite tracking tag
    02/05/2018Cash donation5,000.00Bundaberg Brewed DrinksDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyFor the purchase of turtle satellite tracking tag
    03/05/2018Refrigerated and heating incubator2,500.00W D Holloway & Associates Pty LtdDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyNo longer required by donor - to be used in the Department's marine turtle embryological research
    03/05/2018Refrigerated and heating incubator2,500.00W D Holloway & Associates Pty LtdDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyNo longer required by donor - to be used in the Department's marine turtle embryological research
    04/05/2018Production of Rent at Cremourne Theatre, QPAC140.00Queensland TheatreJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttended as head of DES
    09/05/2018Bottle wine $25 and $100 Gift book voucher Folio Bookstore124.96Populous ArchitectsFiona Joy GardinerEmployeeAppreciation for being on panel for Populous Architects
    10/05/2018Return airfares to Sydney330.00CRC CareAnthony Phillip BradshawEmployeeTo attend the CRC Care PAG meeting
    10/05/2018Return airfares to Sydney330.00CRC CareAnthony Phillip BradshawEmployeeTo attend the CRC Care PAG meeting
    14/05/2018Lunch75.00New Hope GroupKate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea EngelEmployeeLunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
    15/05/2018Lunch75.00CS Energy Pty LtdKate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea EngelEmployeeLunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
    16/05/2018Chinese Silk -Brocade Painting
    (approx 1.5 metres x 0.6 metres)
    200.00Contingency from the China Capital Investment Group (owners of Daydream and South Molle Island Resorts):
    * Mr Zhou (Chairman);
    * Mr Gao (General Manager of Real Estate);
    * Dawson Tang (General Manager Daydream Island/ Vice President CCIG Holdings);
    * Richard Poustie (Senior Project Director)
    Ben KlaassenAgencyThe gift was given (as per cultural protocols) by the China Capital Investment Group (owners of Daydream and South Molle Island Resorts). 

    The introduction for this meeting was arranged by Melanie Anderson
    General Manager
    Tourism Industry Development
    Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development
    and the Commonwealth Games.
    16/05/2018Lunch75.00Stanwell Pty Ltd/ TEC Mining Pty LtdKate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea EngelEmployeeLunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
    16/05/2018Chinese Silk -Brocade Painting
    (approx 1.5 metres x 0.6 metres)
    200.00Contingency from the China Capital Investment Group (owners of Daydream and South Molle Island Resorts):
    * Mr Zhou (Chairman);
    * Mr Gao (General Manager of Real Estate);
    * Dawson Tang (General Manager Daydream Island/ Vice President CCIG Holdings);
    * Richard Poustie (Senior Project Director)
    Ben KlaassenAgencyThe gift was given (as per cultural protocols) by the China Capital Investment Group (owners of Daydream and South Molle Island Resorts). 

    The introduction for this meeting was arranged by Melanie Anderson
    General Manager
    Tourism Industry Development
    Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development
    and the Commonwealth Games.
    18/05/2018Lunch75.00New Hope GroupKate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea EngelEmployeeLunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
    22/05/2018Lunch75.00Glencore - Oaky Creek Coal MineDavid De Innocentis, Rhys Kellow, Emmie Elliott, Barbara Van Der Pol And Priti MahajanEmployeeLunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
    23/05/2018ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Dinner150.00Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61Julia PlayfordEmployeeNetworking opportunity , launch of TAS Defence CRC and opportunity hear guest speaker, robotics pioneer.
    23/05/2018Pink Lady Luncheon, Breast Cancer Network Australia180.00Natasha Olsson-Seeto and Deborah Wilson of OnTalentLea DiffeyEmployeeOpportunity for networking.
    23/05/2018Bottle of Wine27.50ACLCAAnthony Phillip BradshawEmployeePresentation
    23/05/2018Botle of wine27.50ACLCAMarni BurkhardtEmployeePresentation
    23/05/2018ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Dinner150.00Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61Julia PlayfordEmployeeNetworking opportunity , launch of TAS Defence CRC and opportunity hear guest speaker, robotics pioneer.
    23/05/2018Pink Lady Luncheon, Breast Cancer Network Australia180.00Natasha Olsson-Seeto and Deborah Wilson of OnTalentLea DiffeyEmployeeOpportunity for networking.
    24/05/2018ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Conference registration200.00Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61Julia PlayfordEmployeeRegistration provided as a gift from CSIRO as a way of networking with key organisations in the robotics industry. Beneficial networking for the future of Science Development. Registration invitation provided via telphone conversation
    24/05/2018ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Conference registration200.00Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61Julia PlayfordEmployeeRegistration provided as a gift from CSIRO as a way of networking with key organisations in the robotics industry. Beneficial networking for the future of Science Development. Registration invitation provided via telphone conversation
    26/05/2018Undercurrrents QYO Concert81.00Queensland Youth OrchestraJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttended as head of DES
    26/05/2018Undercurrrents QYO Concert81.00Queensland Youth OrchestraJamie Piers MerrickEmployeeAttended as head of DES
    01/06/2018Cash Donations80.00Members of PublicDept of Environment and ScienceAgencyDonation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
    05/06/2018A framed aerial photograph10.00Dept of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Land and Spatial Information, Office of the Executive Director, Qld Spatial Informatio CouncilDeanna Van Den BergEmployeeThe photograph was given as a thank you for being a keynote speaker at the Spatial Real World event held at QUT on 5th June
    11/06/2018Airfares to Rockhampton and 1 nights accommodation to attend DAF PR2 baseline review workshop800.00DAF - Kev McCoskerRebecca TrevithickEmployeeEnabled officer to attend relevant work related workshop.
    11/06/2018Airfares to Rockhampton and 1 nights accommodation to attend DAF PR2 baseline review workshop800.00DAF - Kev McCoskerRebecca TrevithickEmployeeEnabled officer to attend relevant work related workshop.
    14/06/2018CEDA 2018 State Budget Address80.00Australia PostLynda Carolyn DelaforceEmployeeBudget address and lunch
    14/06/2018Book - In Sunshine and Shadow20.00Eve Wicks, Father Bacinskas Lithuanian Cultural Association IncAlyssa McintoshAgencySupporting Material for a funding acquittal
    18/06/2018Samsung Tablet298.00Fraser Coast CouncilDoug DallingerEmployeeName drawn out of a hat for attending Fraser Island Future Waste workshop.  2 other names were drawn out during the workshop and received tablets.  Rainbow Recovery staff member and Kingfisher staff member.
    18/06/2018CEDA luncheon - 2018 State Budget address with guest speaker100.00Professor Robert Henry, Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food InnovationJulia PlayfordEmployeeNetworking with leaders from sectors and across the state and opportunity to hear State Budget Address.
    18/06/2018Samsung Tablet298.00Fraser Coast CouncilDoug DallingerEmployeeName drawn out of a hat for attending Fraser Island Future Waste workshop.  2 other names were drawn out during the workshop and received tablets.  Rainbow Recovery staff member and Kingfisher staff member.
    21/06/2018Box of chocolates20.02Loop Circular Ecenomy PlatformMatthew John ArthurEmployeeThank you gift for workshop (to share with office staff)
    27/06/2018Women's breakfast at the Hilton Brisbane for Queensland Government100.00Robert Setter, Commission Chief Executive, Public Service CommissionJulia PlayfordEmployeeOpportunity to support gender equity and networking
    29/06/2018Box of Chocolates10.00Karen White - Tafe QldCAA Finance Team AgencyThe box of chocolates was provided to the team as a thank you for their efforts in helping Tafe Qld transiton services back to themselves.  

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

    Gifts and benefits 1 January to 31 March 2018

    The register of reportable gifts and benefits contains details of gifts and benefits both given and received by the department.

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given

    Date givenDescription of gift or benefitValue $Name of donorName of recipientReasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    18/12/2017 *Prize for Environmental Science student who achieves the highest GPA1,100.00Environmental Services and RegulationCQ UniversityPrize for Environmental Science student who achieves the highest GPA

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

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received
    Date receivedDescription of gift receivedValue $Name of donorName of recipientGift retained by employee or agencyReason and/or circumstances the gift was received
    03/02/20182 tickets to QTC's opening night for "Black is the New White"200.00Elizabeth Jameson, Queensland TheatreJamie Piers MerrickRetained by employeeInvited by the Chair of QTC
    16/02/2018CEDA 2018 Economic and Political Overview, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane279.00Stephen Williams, Deputy Director, Strategy and Engagement, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Good InnovationLea DiffeyRetained by employeeOpportunity to network with leaders of businesses and communities and to gain insight into the policy and politics for frank analysis of the coming year.
    06/03/2018Boardroom Breakfast - Royal on the Park, Brisbane and copy of the book "Leading in the Innovation Age" by Irena Yashin-Shaw170.00Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw, Innovation, Creativity and Communication SpecialistJulia PlayfordRetained by employeeOpportunity to gain insights into the importance of science, innovation and international collaboration in solving complex problems that face our global community.

    Gifts and benefits 12 December to 31 December 2017

    Nil to report.

    Former EHP

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given (1 July to 12 December 2017)

    Nil to report.

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received (1 July to 12 December 2017)

    Date receivedDescription of gift receivedValue $Name of donorName of recipientGift retained by employee or by agencyReason and/or circumstances the gift was received
    01/07/2017Attended Wolfe Works on behalf of the Director-General Jim Reeves.560.00Queensland Performing Arts CentreJohn Gerard LaneEmployeeAttended as a representative of the Queensland Government.
    07/07/20172 x tickets to Joh for PM120.00Queensland Music FestivalJames Edward ReevesEmployeeJames Reeves is a Queensland Music Festival board member.
    14/07/20172 x tickets to 16 Lovers Lane178.00Queensland Music FestivalJames Edward ReevesEmployeeJames Reeves is a Queensland Music Festival board member.
    11/09/2017Reef GB Day trip to outer reef240.02Quicksilver (Tour operator)Kirsten KenyonEmployeeAccepted on visit to investigate bleaching event.
    11/09/2017Reef GB Day trip to outer reef240.02Quicksilver (Tour operator)Carolyn CarruthersEmployeeAccepted on visit to investigate bleaching event.
    11/09/2017Reef GB Day trip to outer reef240.02Quicksilver (Tour operator)Billie GordonEmployeeAccepted on visit to investigate bleaching event.

    Note: This listing includes all entries recorded within the reporting period and have not been previously published.

    Former NPSR

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits given (1 July to 12 December 2017)

     

    Date received

    Description of gift given

    Value

    Name of donor

    Name of recipient

    Reasons for giving

    1/11/2017

    $50 gift cards x 5

    $250

    Donna Harris, A/Regional Manager, Sport and Recreation Services, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Con Cayas, Con Cayas Architects

    Ben Lewis, Bartley Burns

    Caitlin McBaron, Queensland Cricket

    Sharlene Hackles, Brisbane City Council

    Geno Costin, Brisbane City Council

    Gift for presentations at Female Facilities Program workshop for Brisbane clubs.   This program aims to assist sport and recreation organisations and local governments to develop functional and inclusive female change rooms and amenities that meet the current and future needs of sport and recreation participants.

    Schedule of reportable gifts and benefits received (1 July to 12 December 2017)

     
    Date received Description of gift receivedValueName of donorName of recipientReasons for accepting (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
    26/07/20172 x 10 day pass—EKKA +
    2 x badges
    $320The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of QueenslandDirector-General National Parks Sport and RacingThe Director-General was invited but did not attend.
    23/08/2017 and 29/08/2017Tourism and Events Queensland Industry Networking event – drinks and canapes$260Tourism and Events QueenslandDeputy Director-General / Executive Director Strategic Policy and Racing Industry Governancea) Departmental representative invited to join Tourism and Events Queensland Board and Executive Group for industry stakeholder networking.
    b) Departmental representative on behalf of the Director-General as to attend 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards Wine Tasting and Networking Event.
    01/07/2017
    –22/09/2017
    Cash Donations$214Members of the PublicNational Parks, Sport and Racing Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Mon Repos TurtleDonations received to support Mon Repos Turtle program management.
    01/07/2017
    –22/09/2017
    Cash Donations$73Members of the PublicNational Parks, Sport and Racing, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, David Fleay Wildlife ParkDonations received at David Fleay Wildlife Park to support park operations and projects.
    01/07/2017–22/09/2017Cash Donations$473Members of the PublicNational Parks, Sport and Racing, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Walkabout CreekDonations received at Walkabout Creek to support park operations and projects.

    25/11/17

    2 x tickets – Ashes Test Match Brisbane Day Three + 2 x diaries

    $500

    Queensland Cricket

    Tamara O'Shea, Director-General Office of the Director-General, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Attendance at this event allowed the Director-General to maintain her relationships with the Cricket industry, Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia for the overall benefit of the Queensland community.

    6/12/17

    1 x 2 day ticket – 2nd Annual Queensland Public Sector Managers, Directions and Emerging Leaders Forum 2017

    $2,695

    Liquid Learning Group

    Alex Feggans, Departmental Liaison Officer, Office of the Director-General, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    The Forum focused on practical strategies and professional advice to develop skills as an inspirational leader within the Queensland Public Sector. The Director-General was a featured guest speaker and reflected on her leadership journey. She is passionate about staff development and supports such opportunities.

    30/11/17

    Tickets for Paige Ridgewell and guest to attend the Brisbane International Women's Single Finals being held on 6 January 2018.

    $600

    Tennis Queensland

    Paige Ridgewell, Deputy Director-General, Sport and Recreation Services, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Networking opportunity and build relationships with Tennis Queensland and industry members.

    23/09/17–19/12/17

    Cash donation

    $1,099

    Members of the public

    Mon Repos Turtles, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Donations received to support Mon Repos Turtle program management.

    23/09/17
    –19/12/17

    Cash donation

    $6,259

    Members of the public

    David Fleay Wildlife Park, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Donations received at David Fleay Wildlife Park to support park operations and projects.

    23/09/17
    –19/12/17

    Cash donation

    $68

    Members of the public

    Walkabout Creek, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, National Parks, Sport and Racing

    Donations received at Walkabout Creek to support park operations and projects.

    Note: This listing includes all entries recorded within the reporting period and have not been previously published.

    Former DSITI

    The register of reportable gifts and benefits contains details of gifts and benefits both given and received by the department.

    Arts Queensland and CAA

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