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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science

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 given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
23/01/2018* Flowers for the Baker Family 81.27 Mark Jacobs Flowers for Joe Baker's family, in sympathy Express Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
23/01/2018* Flowers for the Guymer Family 81.27 Mark Jacobs Flowers for the Guymer family Express Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
01/03/2018* Farwell Lunch for Mr Feng Anming 98.38 Lea Diffey Farwell lunch for Mr Feng Anming, Consul for Science and Technolgoy, Chinese Consulate-General in Brisbane To 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 Family 70.91 Mark Jacobs Flowers for the Jones family Express Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
27/04/2018 Gift bags containing Australian food products for 10 Chinese delegates 130.88 Christina Jones Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit. Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Gift bags containing Australian food products were given to the 10 chinese delegates as per cultural custom ($130.88 total).
04/05/2018 Beef Industry Awards Dinner tickets 352.00 Dept of Environment and Science Grant Stone (DES) Steve Lewis (JCU) Part of Sponsorship of Beef Week by OGBR
04/05/2018 Beef Industry Awards Dinner tickets 352.00 Dept of Environment and Science Grant Stone (DES) Steve Lewis (JCU) Part of Sponsorship of Beef Week by OGBR
07/06/2018 Dinner 134.09 Mark Jacobs Kate 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.
11/06/2018 Flowers for Rossi and family following passing of his father 90.86 Paul Lawrence Rossi Mangano and family - Rossi is a Program Manager, ASDI, DES Express Science Division's sympathy on family loss.
19/06/2018 Ozark quad bike and associated trailer 2,800.00 Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and Science Queensland Police Service The 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.
19/06/2018 Ozark quad bike and associated trailer 2,800.00 Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and Science Queensland Police Service The 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 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
06/09/2017* Conference registration and accommodation and certain meals 850.00 Beijing Forestry University and the editorial office of Forest Ecolsystems Jounal. Dr Li Hui, Editorial Office of the Forest Ecosystems Michael Ngugi Employee Participate 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 meals 850.00 Beijing Forestry University and the editorial office of Forest Ecolsystems Jounal. Dr Li Hui, Editorial Office of the Forest Ecosystems Michael Ngugi Employee Participate 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 shiraz 28.60 Australian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) Simone Lesley-Ann Ventura Employee Gift for delivering presentation at forum, given in the presence of attendees inc other DES staff
01/01/2018* Cash Donations 3,691.00 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/01/2018* Cash Donations 3,691.00 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
17/01/2018* Registration and conference dinner 600.00 Patricija Kirvaitis, University of Illinois Research Park, 2001 South First St, Suite 202, Champaign IL 61820, USA  Gerald Paul Turpin Employee An 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 dinner 600.00 Patricija Kirvaitis, University of Illinois Research Park, 2001 South First St, Suite 202, Champaign IL 61820, USA Gerald Paul Turpin Employee An 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 Donations 2,368.85 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/02/2018* Cash Donations 2,368.85 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/03/2018* Cash Donations 1,483.53 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/03/2018* Chinese Bronze figurine 50.00 Mr Feng Anming Chinese Consulate in Brisbane Mark Jacobs Employee Mr 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 Donations 1,483.53 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
17/03/2018* QYO Performance of 'Gloria' on 17 March 82.01 Queensland Youth Orchestra Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attended as head of DES
17/03/2018* QYO Performance of 'Gloria' on 17 March 82.01 Queensland Youth Orchestra Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attended as head of DES
20/03/2018* Cocktail Reception - Conference of the Award Companion of the Order to Australia on Prof Jenny Martin AC 100.00 Professor Ian O'Connor AC, Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith University Lea Diffey Employee Opportunity 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 accommodation 586.25 John Locke, Biocultural Strategiest, and Indigenous Working Group member for the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC) Gerry Turpin Employee An 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 Lunch 165.00 Michael McArdle, Director, Office of Research, Queensland University of Technology Lea Diffey Employee Opportunity 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 accommodation 586.25 John Locke, Biocultural Strategiest, and Indigenous Working Group member for the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC) Gerry Turpin Employee An 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 Lunch 165.00 Michael McArdle, Director, Office of Research, Queensland University of Technology Lea Diffey Employee Opportunity 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 Festival 100.00 David Conroy, Queensland Museum Lea Diffey Employee Networking 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, Brisbane 100.00 Melissa Harpley, Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing Defence Australia Ltd Julia Playford Employee Represented 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 workshop 450.00 Amy Warnick, Project Delivery Coordinator, Land and Water, CSIRO Tim Ryan Employee Invitation 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 workshop 450.00 Amy Warnick, Project Delivery Coordinator, Land and Water, CSIRO Tim Ryan Employee Invitation 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
03/04/2018 Silk Scarf 25.00 Dr Duan Junhu, Deputy Director-General, Torch High Technology Industry Development Central Maggie Gong Employee Exchange of gifts symbolises commitment to a working relationship in chinese business culture and declining a gift publicly is deemed offensive.
10/04/2018 Book - Sunzi the Art of War 50.00 Chinese TORCH delegation visiting the Gold Coast Mark Jacobs Employee A thank you gift from Chinese TORCH delegation
18/04/2018 One pair of clapsticks ($40) 40.00 Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attendance at anniversary event on Fraser Island
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament (and a 3D print of Ayers Rock was also presented to the business group). 40.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Christina Jones Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Mark Jacobs Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Ken Brook Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Christian Witte Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Dan Tindall Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Jason Shen Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Arnon Accad Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Maggie Gong Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk ornament 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Matt Pringle Employee Technicians 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.
27/04/2018 Cultural desk 10.00 Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC) Chinese Delegation Visit.  Contact person - Dr Sun Chengshi Michael Schmidt Employee Technicians 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.
01/05/2018 Cash Donations 581.95 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/05/2018 Cash Donations 581.95 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
01/05/2018 Box of Chocolates 10.00 Arts Queensland Delia Coffey Employee The box of chocolates was a thank you to Delia for her assistance to Arts Qld
02/05/2018 Cash donation 5,000.00 Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Dept of Environment and Science Agency For the purchase of turtle satellite tracking tag
02/05/2018 Cash donation 5,000.00 Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Dept of Environment and Science Agency For the purchase of turtle satellite tracking tag
03/05/2018 Refrigerated and heating incubator 2,500.00 W D Holloway & Associates Pty Ltd Dept of Environment and Science Agency No longer required by donor - to be used in the Department's marine turtle embryological research
03/05/2018 Refrigerated and heating incubator 2,500.00 W D Holloway & Associates Pty Ltd Dept of Environment and Science Agency No longer required by donor - to be used in the Department's marine turtle embryological research
04/05/2018 Production of Rent at Cremourne Theatre, QPAC 140.00 Queensland Theatre Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attended as head of DES
09/05/2018 Bottle wine $25 and $100 Gift book voucher Folio Bookstore 124.96 Populous Architects Fiona Joy Gardiner Employee Appreciation for being on panel for Populous Architects
10/05/2018 Return airfares to Sydney 330.00 CRC Care Anthony Phillip Bradshaw Employee To attend the CRC Care PAG meeting
10/05/2018 Return airfares to Sydney 330.00 CRC Care Anthony Phillip Bradshaw Employee To attend the CRC Care PAG meeting
14/05/2018 Lunch 75.00 New Hope Group Kate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea Engel Employee Lunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
15/05/2018 Lunch 75.00 CS Energy Pty Ltd Kate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea Engel Employee Lunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
16/05/2018 Chinese Silk -Brocade Painting
(approx 1.5 metres x 0.6 metres)
200.00 Contingency 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 Klaassen Agency The 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.
16/05/2018 Lunch 75.00 Stanwell Pty Ltd/ TEC Mining Pty Ltd Kate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea Engel Employee Lunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
16/05/2018 Chinese Silk -Brocade Painting
(approx 1.5 metres x 0.6 metres)
200.00 Contingency 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 Klaassen Agency The 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.
18/05/2018 Lunch 75.00 New Hope Group Kate Bennink, Charissa Allan, Igor Ristovski, Jeremy Wheeler And Chelsea Engel Employee Lunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
22/05/2018 Lunch 75.00 Glencore - Oaky Creek Coal Mine David De Innocentis, Rhys Kellow, Emmie Elliott, Barbara Van Der Pol And Priti Mahajan Employee Lunch provided by mine during site visit (lunch estimated at $15/person = total of $75)
23/05/2018 ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Dinner 150.00 Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61 Julia Playford Employee Networking opportunity , launch of TAS Defence CRC and opportunity hear guest speaker, robotics pioneer.
23/05/2018 Pink Lady Luncheon, Breast Cancer Network Australia 180.00 Natasha Olsson-Seeto and Deborah Wilson of OnTalent Lea Diffey Employee Opportunity for networking.
23/05/2018 Bottle of Wine 27.50 ACLCA Anthony Phillip Bradshaw Employee Presentation
23/05/2018 Botle of wine 27.50 ACLCA Marni Burkhardt Employee Presentation
23/05/2018 ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Dinner 150.00 Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61 Julia Playford Employee Networking opportunity , launch of TAS Defence CRC and opportunity hear guest speaker, robotics pioneer.
23/05/2018 Pink Lady Luncheon, Breast Cancer Network Australia 180.00 Natasha Olsson-Seeto and Deborah Wilson of OnTalent Lea Diffey Employee Opportunity for networking.
24/05/2018 ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Conference registration 200.00 Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61 Julia Playford Employee Registration 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
24/05/2018 ICRA Global Enterpreneurs Conference registration 200.00 Paul Flick,  Principal Researh Engineer, CSIRO Data61 Julia Playford Employee Registration 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
26/05/2018 Undercurrrents QYO Concert 81.00 Queensland Youth Orchestra Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attended as head of DES
26/05/2018 Undercurrrents QYO Concert 81.00 Queensland Youth Orchestra Jamie Piers Merrick Employee Attended as head of DES
01/06/2018 Cash Donations 80.00 Members of Public Dept of Environment and Science Agency Donation box and turtle certificates, Mon Repos Conservation Park
05/06/2018 A framed aerial photograph 10.00 Dept of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Land and Spatial Information, Office of the Executive Director, Qld Spatial Informatio Council Deanna Van Den Berg Employee The photograph was given as a thank you for being a keynote speaker at the Spatial Real World event held at QUT on 5th June
11/06/2018 Airfares to Rockhampton and 1 nights accommodation to attend DAF PR2 baseline review workshop 800.00 DAF - Kev McCosker Rebecca Trevithick Employee Enabled officer to attend relevant work related workshop.
11/06/2018 Airfares to Rockhampton and 1 nights accommodation to attend DAF PR2 baseline review workshop 800.00 DAF - Kev McCosker Rebecca Trevithick Employee Enabled officer to attend relevant work related workshop.
14/06/2018 CEDA 2018 State Budget Address 80.00 Australia Post Lynda Carolyn Delaforce Employee Budget address and lunch
14/06/2018 Book - In Sunshine and Shadow 20.00 Eve Wicks, Father Bacinskas Lithuanian Cultural Association Inc Alyssa Mcintosh Agency Supporting Material for a funding acquittal
18/06/2018 Samsung Tablet 298.00 Fraser Coast Council Doug Dallinger Employee Name 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.
18/06/2018 CEDA luncheon - 2018 State Budget address with guest speaker 100.00 Professor Robert Henry, Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Julia Playford Employee Networking with leaders from sectors and across the state and opportunity to hear State Budget Address.
18/06/2018 Samsung Tablet 298.00 Fraser Coast Council Doug Dallinger Employee Name 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.
21/06/2018 Box of chocolates 20.02 Loop Circular Ecenomy Platform Matthew John Arthur Employee Thank you gift for workshop (to share with office staff)
27/06/2018 Women's breakfast at the Hilton Brisbane for Queensland Government 100.00 Robert Setter, Commission Chief Executive, Public Service Commission Julia Playford Employee Opportunity to support gender equity and networking
29/06/2018 Box of Chocolates 10.00 Karen White - Tafe Qld CAA Finance Team  Agency The 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 given Description of gift or benefit Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for giving (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
18/12/2017 * Prize for Environmental Science student who achieves the highest GPA 1,100.00 Environmental Services and Regulation CQ University Prize 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 received Description of gift received Value $ Name of donor Name of recipient Gift retained by employee or agency Reason and/or circumstances the gift was received
03/02/2018 2 tickets to QTC's opening night for "Black is the New White" 200.00 Elizabeth Jameson, Queensland Theatre Jamie Piers Merrick Retained by employee Invited by the Chair of QTC
16/02/2018 CEDA 2018 Economic and Political Overview, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane 279.00 Stephen Williams, Deputy Director, Strategy and Engagement, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Good Innovation Lea Diffey Retained by employee Opportunity to network with leaders of businesses and communities and to gain insight into the policy and politics for frank analysis of the coming year.
06/03/2018 Boardroom Breakfast - Royal on the Park, Brisbane and copy of the book "Leading in the Innovation Age" by Irena Yashin-Shaw 170.00 Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw, Innovation, Creativity and Communication Specialist Julia Playford Retained by employee Opportunity 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 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
01/07/2017 Attended Wolfe Works on behalf of the Director-General Jim Reeves. 560.00 Queensland Performing Arts Centre John Gerard Lane Employee Attended as a representative of the Queensland Government.
07/07/2017 2 x tickets to Joh for PM 120.00 Queensland Music Festival James Edward Reeves Employee James Reeves is a Queensland Music Festival board member.
14/07/2017 2 x tickets to 16 Lovers Lane 178.00 Queensland Music Festival James Edward Reeves Employee James Reeves is a Queensland Music Festival board member.
11/09/2017 Reef GB Day trip to outer reef 240.02 Quicksilver (Tour operator) Kirsten Kenyon Employee Accepted on visit to investigate bleaching event.
11/09/2017 Reef GB Day trip to outer reef 240.02 Quicksilver (Tour operator) Carolyn Carruthers Employee Accepted on visit to investigate bleaching event.
11/09/2017 Reef GB Day trip to outer reef 240.02 Quicksilver (Tour operator) Billie Gordon Employee Accepted 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 received Value Name of donor Name of recipient Reasons for accepting (what is the benefit to the Queensland community)
26/07/2017 2 x 10 day pass—EKKA +
2 x badges
$320 The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland Director-General National Parks Sport and Racing The Director-General was invited but did not attend.
23/08/2017 and 29/08/2017 Tourism and Events Queensland Industry Networking event – drinks and canapes $260 Tourism and Events Queensland Deputy Director-General / Executive Director Strategic Policy and Racing Industry Governance a) 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 $214 Members of the Public National Parks, Sport and Racing Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Mon Repos Turtle Donations received to support Mon Repos Turtle program management.
01/07/2017
–22/09/2017
Cash Donations $73 Members of the Public National Parks, Sport and Racing, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, David Fleay Wildlife Park Donations received at David Fleay Wildlife Park to support park operations and projects.
01/07/2017–22/09/2017 Cash Donations $473 Members of the Public National Parks, Sport and Racing, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Walkabout Creek Donations 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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Last updated
23 August 2018