Register of gifts and benefits our staff received

We maintain a list of gifts and benefits accepted by staff in the course of their duties.

We manage gifts and benefits in line with:

Staff don’t accept gifts or benefits where they could present a conflict of interest. Our staff must act impartially at all times.

The list shows accepted gifts and benefits with a value of over $100. We update this list quarterly.

Gifts and benefits from 1 October to 31 December 2023

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
23/06/2023TerrapinnEnterprise Architecture BranchOne ticket to Tech in Government conferenceA 2-day Tech in Government conference held in August 2023$195.00
26/06/2023IBM and Palo Alto NetworksCore Infrastructure BranchMorning tea for 100 Services Australia staffTo celebrate the completion of system and gateway migrations$1,210.00

08/10/2023

 

 

Dell Technologies, AustraliaCore Infrastructure BranchMorning tea for 60 Services Australia staffTo celebrate the completion of a gateway refresh

$410.00

 

23/10/2023McKinsey & CompanyLearning and Development Branch2 half-price tickets to McKinsey’s Rising Leaders Forum 2023A 4-day Rising Leaders Forum held in October 2023$5,000.00
30/10/2023

International Delegation

from Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea

Governance Branch

2 winter scarves, $50 each.

3 porcelain good luck cats, $50 each

International Delegation from Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea$300.00
08/11/2023FSTGov AustraliaStaff Enabling Systems Brach3 tickets to a one-day conference, $295 each9th Annual FST Government Australia Summit 2023$885.00

Gifts and benefits Standing Disclosure for Airline Memberships

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
January 2024Virgin Australia AirlinesCharles McHardieComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
January 2024Qantas Airways LtdDavid HazlehurstComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
December 2023Qantas Airways LtdCharles McHardieComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
November 2023Qantas Airways LtdAngela DiamondComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
November 2023Qantas Airways LtdJarrod HowardComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
November 2023Qantas Airways LtdJonathon ThorpeComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
November 2023Qantas Airways LtdKirsty FaichneyComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
November 2023Qantas Airways LtdRussell EganComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
October 2023Qantas Airways LtdChris BirrerComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A
OngoingQantas Airways Ltd / Virgin Australia AirlinesQualifying agency executive officialsComplimentary airline lounge membershipN/AN/A

Gifts and benefits from 1 July to 30 September 2023

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
14/07/2023Executive CentralService Delivery Optimisation DivisionOne ticketCoaching Academy program$5,800.00
05/09/2023CustomerService Zone Southern QLDAppreciation giftFood platters for staff to share. Accepted to avoid offence.$150.00
12/09/2023CustomerService Zone North West NSWAppreciation giftA bunch of flowers in a ceramic vase for staff to share.$150.00
13/09/2023CustomerService Zone Southern QLDAppreciation giftBoxes of chocolates for staff to share. Accepted to avoid offence.$140.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 April to 30 June 2023

Our staff accepted no relevant gifts or benefits in this quarter.

Gifts and benefits from 1 January to 31 March 2023

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
20/03/2023NextMediaData Online Systems Division2 tickets to award ceremony, $379.50 eachFinalist iTnews Benchmark Awards 2023$759.00
07/03/2023IBM TechnologyEnterprise Architecture BranchTicket to event as attendeeInternational Women’s Day AIIA lunch$140.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 October to 31 December 2022

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
20/10/2022IBM TechnologyEnterprise Architecture BranchTicket to a one-day conferenceTrans Tasman Business Circle event$200
7/11/2022KPMGTechnology Business Management DivisionTicket to a one-day conferenceTrans Tasman Business Circle event$200
3/11/2022FSTGov AustraliaTechnology and Digital Programmes Group7 tickets to one-day conference, $295 each8th Annual FST Government Australia 2022 Summit$2,065
2/11/2022Garth Hamilton (Federal Member for Groom)Service Zone Southern QueenslandAppreciation giftGift of 4 bunches of flowers and chocolates for staff to share$130
7/10/2022VerizonCyber Capabilities BranchConference2022 Women in ICT Annual Dinner Debate$550.78
20/10/2022TelstraCyber Operations Branch7 conference tickets, $105 each7 tickets to Technology in Government event$735
3/11/2022FSTGov AustraliaStaff Processing Systems DivisionAttendee door prize at conferenceDrone was received from prize draw at the FST Conference$239

Gifts and benefits from 1 April to 30 September 2022

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
5/05/2022Mossman Elders NetworkService Zone Central and Northern QueenslandTickets to Port Douglas carnival showMossman thanking of staff$138
26/07/2022Amazon Web ServicesEnterprise ArchitectureTicket to complimentary eventAmazon Web Services Summit (Canberra) - A complimentary event designed to help customers to develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications$500
10/08/2022FST GovernmentEnterprise ArchitectureTicket to one-day conference8th Annual FST Government Australia 2022 Summit$295
26/08/2022SOCAP AustraliaMulticultural and Tailored Services$200 Learning and development gift voucher issuedLearning and Development voucher received at the 2022 SOCAP Symposium for answering a question during Quiz time. SOCAP participants were presented with prizes and gifts throughout the symposium.$200
06/09/2022FST GovernmentEnterprise ArchitectureTicket to one-day conference8th Annual FST Government Australia 2022 Summit$295
25/08/2022AkoladeTechnology Sourcing Branch3 tickets to a 2-day conference5th Annual Future of Government Procurement Summit$7,197

Gifts and benefits from 1 January to 31 March 2022

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
14/01/2022Australian Association of Social WorkersSocial Work Services Branch5 complimentary tickets from Australian Association of Social Workers to attend online social worker professional development webinars, $120 eachAustralian Association of Social Workers offered five complimentary tickets to social workers within the agency to attend professional development webinars on Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing, taking place on 28 January 2022.$600.00
03/02/2022Australian National University (ANU)General Manager, Digital ProgrammesScholarship for Master of Applied CyberneticsFull scholarship for a Services Australia staff member to participate in the 2022 Master of Applied Cybernetics program at ANU. The selection of the participant was conducted through a formal Expression of Interest process. Cybernetics is applicable to the delivery of responsible digital transformation within the agency.$34,560.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 July to 31 December 2021

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
07/07/2021Australian Association of Social WorkersNational Manager, Social Work Services Branch3 tickets to an association workshop, $180 eachAttendance at the virtual workshop targeted at new social workers to contribute to their learning and development.$540.00
06/09/2021University of Technology SydneyNational Manager, Data and Automation BranchMicro credential online courseManagement and Governance of Data Science Initiatives course. Pilot program relevant to staff in research advisory and development team.$2,400.00
21/09/2021Quintessential EquityNational Manager, Property and Corporate SupportFlowersNew building owners sent the same gift to all tenants. Retained in staff tea room.$135.00
02/11/2021FSTGov AustraliaNational Manager, Enterprise Project OfficePre-event dinnerDinner on the evening prior to the 2-day FSTGov Seventh Annual Australia Summit. Attendance at the summit dinner provided a chance to network with other attendees, speakers and senior government officials.$120.00
09/12/2021CustomerNational Manager, Zone South East VictoriaChristmas gift hamperCustomer left hamper to wish staff at the Oakleigh Service Centre a happy Christmas. The gift was declined, however, the customer left it on the ground at the Service Centre and left the office. The items were donated to a local food drive.$110.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 April to 30 June 2021

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
29/04/2021CustomerNational Manager, Service Zone Central QueenslandChocolatesThank you gift from customer. Accepted to avoid offence.$147.25
24/05/2021CustomerRegion Manager, Service Zone Southern NSW (Region 3)Gift basketThank you gift from customer. Accepted to avoid offence.$138.50

Gifts and benefits from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
5/11/2020Australian Association of Social WorkersNational Manager, Social Work Services Branch2 tickets to an association workshopAttendance at the virtual workshop, ‘Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Needs’, contributed to the learning and development of staff.$440.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 July to 30 September 2020

Our staff accepted no relevant gifts or benefits in this quarter.

Gifts and benefits from 1 April to 30 June 2020

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
25/03/2020Customer of a local caféNational Manager, Zone South QueenslandCoffeeCommunity recognition during peak period for pandemic. Estimated value represents total coffee gifted to agency customers and staff present in the service centre.$200.00
1/04/2020Domino’sNational Manager, Zone South Queensland10 pizza vouchersCommunity recognition during peak period for pandemic. Shared amongst whole office.$250.00
17/04/2020Anonymous member of publicNational Manager, Zone Western AustraliaFood, assorted snacksCommunity recognition during peak period for pandemic. Perishable items shared amongst staff of $71.20 in value. Non-perishable items donated to 2 local charities.$220.00
15/04/2020Anonymous member of publicDirector, Region 4 Zone Western AustraliaFood, assorted snacksCommunity recognition during peak period for pandemic. Perishable items shared amongst staff of $33.20 in value. Non-perishable items donated to 2 local charities.$180.00
21/04/2020Local caféNational Manager, Zone Western AustraliaCoffee vouchersCommunity recognition during peak period for pandemic. Shared amongst whole office.$150.00

Gifts and benefits from 1 January to 31 March 2020

Our staff accepted no relevant gifts or benefits in this quarter.

Gifts and benefits from 18 October to 31 December 2019

Date receivedGiverReceiverGift or benefitOccasionEstimated value
30/12/2019CustomerService Officer,
Zone North West Victoria
Cosmetic itemsGift from customer in thanks for support during difficult time. Gift given to 3 separate staff members. Accepted to avoid offence. Acceptance under review. Gifts donated.$140.00
20/12/2019Knight FrankCorporate Support Officer,
Zone Northern Queensland
Fruit cakeChristmas gift from building owner. Gift shared amongst staff occupying 3 floors.$150.00
11/11/2019FST MediaNational Manager,
Deduction and Confirmation Branch
Ticket to conferenceEmail sent through mailing list. Attendance was part of an individual’s development, and there was also a benefit for Services Australia. Subsequently, we reimbursed the conference organiser for the full value of the gift.$324.00
30/10/2019FST MediaNational Manager,
Online Services Branch
DinnerOffered to SES attendees. Attendance was part of an individual’s development and of networking benefit. Subsequently, we reimbursed the conference organiser for the full value of the gift.$130.00
28/10/2019CustomerSocial Worker,
Social Work Services Branch
One item of clothing,
one cosmetic item
Gift from customer in thanks for support during difficult time. Accepted to avoid offence. Staff member donated the gift in November and no longer works for Services Australia.$119.00
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