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On 14 Mar 2019 Sitting Member Joel Fitzgibbon Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I wish to advise that I was recently presented with a Valentines box which contained the following from CropLife- Bottle of Croser champagne; Punnet of strawberries; Chocolates; Red rose.
On 28 Feb 2019 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I would like to declare that Qantas have advised me that I have become a Platinum One member.
On 26 Feb 2019 Sitting Member Joanne Ryan Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
I wish to advise that I have recently visted Tonsley Park at Flinders University in South Australia to view their innovation and enterprise education initiatives. I was there as a guest of Victoria University. All travel costs including flights were paid for by Victoria University.
On 25 Feb 2019 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I would like to declare that I received complimentary entry for two to attend The Fringe Club during the Adelaide Fringe (15 Febuary 2019 - 17 March 2019), from The Adelaide Fringe Office.
On 21 Feb 2019 Sitting Member Warren Snowdon Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Meal provided by Phosphate Resources in Perth.
On 24 Jan 2019 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I would like to declare that my Qantas Chairmans Lounge membership has been renewed until 31 January 2021.
On 23 Jan 2019 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self/Spouse:
I would like to declare that I have received two complimentary tickets from the Adelaide Festival Centre to attend the opening of the Adelaide French Festival.
On 18 Dec 2018 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I would like to declare that I have received a commemorative challenge coin from Boeing to celebrate the success of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. I a unaware of the value of the coin. I have included a copy of the letter received from Boeing together with a photograph of the coin.
On 12 Dec 2018 Sitting Member Greg Hunt Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Golf kit from Texas Medical Centre (hat, golf balls, jumper, tees + bag). Approx value $100
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Self:
Robert Family Trust This has been placed in a blind structure (Blind Trust) that is independent of me, where I have no control of investment decisions and where it is externally professionally managed Robert Family Trust
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Self:
SMSF This has been placed in a blind structure (Blind Trust) that is independent of me, where I have no control of investment decisions and where it is externally professionally managed Robert Superannuation Fund
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Self:
Robert Property Portfolio This has been placed in a blind structure (Blind Trust) that is independent of me, where I have no control of investment decisions and where it is externally professionally managed Robert Property Portfolio
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Directorships
on behalf of Self:
Robert International Pty Ltd I remain a Director of this company that was previously only a Trustee company that held No assets
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Directorships
on behalf of Self:
Robert Property Portfolio Pty Ltd I remain a Director of this company that was previously only a Trustee company that held No assets
On 26 Nov 2018 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Memberships
on behalf of Self:
I would like to declare that I have paid for a membership of Friends of Willunga Basin Inc for the 2018/2019 financial year.
On 24 Oct 2018 Sitting Senator Marise Payne Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
01-09/09/2018 Polished phosphate plate. Government of the Republic of Nauru, Nauru.
On 24 Oct 2018 Sitting Senator Marise Payne Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
01-09/09/2018 Polished phosphate stone. Government of the Republic of Nauru, Nauru.
On 27 Sep 2018 Sitting Member Scott Morrison Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Gift of a Traditional Acehnese hat from the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, valued at $750
On 18 Sep 2018 Sitting Member Scott Buchholz Liberal Party of Australia declared
Shareholdings
on behalf of Self:
I am providing additional information that I own a 50% interest in GD & SB Pty Ltd which is the trustee for the Buchholz Dowling Unit Trust of which the sole asset is a vacant block of residential land in Dalby, Qld
On 10 Sep 2018 Sitting Member Graham Perrett Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
Two tickets to Wallabies v Springboks match on Saturday 8th September 2018 that included food and drinks. And the Wallabies won. It was a gift from the ARU
On 06 Jul 2018 Sitting Member Jason Clare Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Mineral Resources - Hard Hat, Backpack and Water Bottle - approx. value $50, received on Monday 25th June 2018
On 26 Jun 2018 Sitting Senator Bridget McKenzie National Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
FFA Scarf and Hat
On 14 May 2018 Sitting Senator Bridget McKenzie National Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Australian Diamonds backpack, jacket & hat
On 16 Apr 2018 Sitting Member Nola Marino Liberal Party of Australia declared
Shareholdings
on behalf of Spouse:
I transferred my interest in all shares and water entitlements in South West Irrigation Co-operative Ltd (ABN 54498 176 490) trading as Harvey Water, that I previously jointly owned with my husband, to the sole ownership of my husband on or about March 6th 2008. At the same time (on or about March 6th 2008) I also transferred my interest in the shares in South West Irrigation Asset Co-operative Ltd (ABN 16181051928), I jointly owned with my husband to the sole ownership of my husband. The two co-operatives are commonly known as South West Irrigation
On 05 Mar 2018 Sitting Senator Bridget McKenzie National Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Commonwealth Games hard hat and cap
On 01 Mar 2018 Sitting Member John Alexander Liberal Party of Australia declared
Shareholdings
on behalf of Spouse:
Berkshire Hathaway
On 21 Feb 2018 Sitting Member Amanda Rishworth Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I received two complimentary tickets from the Adelaide Fringe to attend the Adelaide Fringe Opening Night on 16 February 2018. I attended the event with a guest. I also declare that I received a double pass to access the Fringe Club during the Adelaide Fringe
On 16 Feb 2018 Sitting Member Stuart Robert Liberal Party of Australia declared
Shareholdings
on behalf of Self:
Australian Property Trust (public unlisted unit trust) (that owns the following commercial property) (that owns the following shares or like investments) - TMHT Pty Ltd ATF for TMH Trust holds units
On 15 Dec 2017 Sitting Member Damian Drum National Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
On 1st and 3rd of December 2017, a Rex return flight between Canberra and Tamworth was donated to the Nationals Party during the New England by-election. I was on that flight with other Nationals Members and Senators. The individual estimated cost was $500.00.
On 05 Oct 2017 Sitting Member Graham Perrett Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
27/9/17 - Peter Poulsen, a constituent of my electorate of Moreton, handed to me the sum of $1,000 to be donated to the Hyde Road Kindergarten, Yeronga. The Hyde Road Kindergarten was closed on the day the sum was handed to me. On that same day I forwarded to the Hyde Road Kindergarten a cheque in the sum of $1,000 made payable to the Hyde Road Kindergarten. The cheque and accompanying letter was sent to the Kindergarten's address by registered Express Post.
On 28 Sep 2017 Sitting Senator Murray Watt Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
Chifley Research Centre: Flight, accommodation and training package approx. $10,864 (Virgin VA957 $288.70, Quest Chatswood $576, Carlton Lamb program 2 x days $10,000)
On 28 Sep 2017 Sitting Member Scott Morrison Liberal Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
Clontarf Foundation - Outback Adventure In 2015, the Clontarf Foundation established an academy at Endeavour High School in my electorate of Cook. Catering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male students from years 7-12, the Academy exists to improve their education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects. By doing so this equips them to participate meaningfully in society. I have seen firsthand the results the program is delivering locally and wanted to share this experience with others. So in August I joined some Clontarf graduates, their mentors and some of the business leaders who financially support the program on an outback trek to Bourke and Brewarrina. The aim was to give the kids another experience outside of school and footy. A mentoring type exercise allowing the boys to converse with people who have life experiences of their own to share and meet the Alumna. Visiting the Bourke and Brewarrina academies was further affirmation to me that the Governments, both State and Federal, should continue to support the Foundation. The boys and community attitude towards the boys future is one of promise and blue sky. The boys all have long term plans and goals for their future which would not exist without the Clontarf academies in their schools. I hope to make this journey an annual pilgrimage to the various Clontarf academies around Australia. Again taking with me mentor like figures from all walks of life, together with the financial support of Clontarf sponsors who made the trek possible. All transportation, meals and accommodation (mostly camping in some of the most beautiful outback areas of NSW) were directly covered by the Clontarf Foundation. I look forward to making similar trips with these amazing young leaders in the future
On 25 Sep 2017 Sitting Senator Anthony Chisholm Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
2017 Chifley Program Return economy flights Coolangatta to Sydney $385 1 night accommodation Intercontinental Hotel Sydney $300 Dinner approximately $80 Return economy flights Brisbane to Sydney $465.32 1 night accommodation Quest Chatswood $229
On 13 Sep 2017 Sitting Member Kevin Andrews Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self/Spouse:
I also confirm that I have continuing membership of the Qantas Chairman's Lounge and the Virgin Club lounge
On 23 Aug 2017 Sitting Member Trent Zimmerman Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Git of bottle of Kweichow Moutai 500Ml - Andy Wong of Chatswood - 28 July 2017
On 11 Aug 2017 Sitting Member Tony Burke Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
On the 10th of December 2013, I updated my register of Members Interests to advise of the delivery of Foxtel services to my electorate office which commenced during first week of October 2013 provided by Foxtel management. It has been drawn to my attention that that service has not been referred to on the Register during the current term. I therefore advise again that Foxtel services exist in my electorate office and are provided by Foxtel management.
On 10 Aug 2017 Sitting Member Kevin Andrews Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Further to my letter of 12 April 2011 when I advised that I had taken up a complimentary offer from Astra to have Foxtel installed in my electorate office, I confirm that the service is ongoing
On 04 Aug 2017 Sitting Senator Matthew Canavan National Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
On 19 July 2017, Cairns Port Development organised a charter helicopter tour of the Cairns Port that departed from Aeroglen
On 17 Jul 2017 Sitting Member Jason Clare Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
China Matters - Gill, B; Jakobson, L. China Matters, Getting it Right for Australia, What we need to know - for today and tomorrow. Melbourne, La Trobe University Press, 2017. Approximate value $30, Wednesday 5 July 2017
On 16 Jun 2017 Sitting Member Barnaby Joyce National Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
I wish to advise that on 13 May 2017 I was a guest of the City vs. Country at the Essendon -v- Geelong AFL Match in Melbourne, which included tickets and hospitality in the form of food and drinks
On 02 Jun 2017 Sitting Senator Matthew Canavan National Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
On 7 May 2017, ExxonMobil organised a charter helicopter that flew from Essendon Airport to Longford then onto an offshore site, West Tuna platform for a 2hr offshore gas tour
On 31 May 2017 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Other Interests
on behalf of Self:
Interest in phosphate and fertilizer - I would like to take up an interest in the development of phosphate and fertilizer in North Queensland. I will seek to be involved, possibly in a shareholding role. This may or may not eventuate but I believe that projects such as this will not go forward unless people like myself are involved. I personally believe that such projects are also a good long-term investment
On 08 May 2017 Sitting Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Pashmina presented by Hon Dr Prakash Shran Mahat, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nepal after Minister Fierravanti-Wells departure. Value: $203AUD
On 03 Apr 2017 Sitting Member Barnaby Joyce National Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
A cowboy style hat from Dr Robert Puckett
On 28 Mar 2017 Sitting Member Christian Porter Liberal Party of Australia declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Spouse:
The two related financial occurrences noted in this letter do not presently require disclosure pursuant to clause 2(b)(i) or (ii) of the House of Representatives Resolution of 13 February 2008. However, because the second matter below may potentially give rise in the future to a disclosable interest, for the purpose of continuity I advise for the next volume of the tabling of members interest the events below that have occurred since the last tabling. 2. Family and business trusts and nominee companies After the death of her father, my wife Jennifer Porter, as the Executor named in her father's last will and testament, became her father's personal legal representative. As her father's personal legal representative, Jennifer Porter was appointed in October 2016 as the sole Director of WSN Holdings Pty Ltd, which company is the trustee of her late father's self-managed super-fund, the WSN Super Fund. Jennifer Porter is not a beneficiary of the WSN Super Fund. In December 2016, Jennifer Porter received the grant of probate in respect of her father's estate. While Jennifer Porter is a potential beneficiary of a future distribution of assets from eth estate of her late father, she has not yet received any distribution of assets from eth estate nor has any trust yet been created by her as Exectuor in relation to the estate assets. The two related financial occurrences noted in this letter do not presently require disclosure pursuant to clause 2(b)(i) or (ii) of the House of Representatives Resolution of 13 February 2008. However, because the second matter below may potentially give rise in the future to a disclosable interest, for the purpose of continuity I advise for the next volume of the tabling of members interest the events below that have occurred since the last tabling. 2. Family and business trusts and nominee companies After the death of her father, my wife Jennifer Porter, as the Executor named in her father's last will and testament, became her father's personal legal representative. As her father's personal legal representative, Jennifer Porter was appointed in October 2016 as the sole Director of WSN Holdings Pty Ltd, which company is the trustee of her late father's self-managed super-fund, the WSN Super Fund. Jennifer Porter is not a beneficiary of the WSN Super Fund. In December 2016, Jennifer Porter received the grant of probate in respect of her father's estate. While Jennifer Porter is a potential beneficiary of a future distribution of assets from eth estate of her late father, she has not yet received any distribution of assets from eth estate nor has any trust yet been created by her as Exectuor in relation to the estate assets.
On 20 Feb 2017 Sitting Member Barnaby Joyce National Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Akubra hat from Central Queensland University
On 16 Feb 2017 Sitting Member Greg Hunt Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Lamp shade from Sri Lankan Government on signing of sports MOU - advice that value is approximately $50
On 15 Feb 2017 Sitting Member Anthony Albanese Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Tickets to Paul Weller that I received from Sydney Opera House on Saturday 27 January 2018
On 01 Nov 2016 Sitting Member Christian Porter Liberal Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
On 20 October 2016, I received a Perth Airport Car Park Access Card courtesy of Perth Airport Pty Ltd for business related travel. Please note that there is no maximum or minimum monetary value attached to the card
On 12 Oct 2016 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Self:
I may have some interest in cattle operations in the gulf. Also I have close friends and relatives that will benefit directly and indirectly with the creation and opening up of the beef highway into Indonesian and China. And in mining nothing definite at this stage but I intend to take up old mining tenements discovered by myself prior to going into Parliament.
On 12 Oct 2016 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Trusts - Beneficial Interest
on behalf of Spouse:
My wife has an interest in a trust that has interests in some cattle operations in Cape York My wife has an interest in a trust that has interests in some cattle operations in Cape York
On 12 Oct 2016 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Liabilities
on behalf of Spouse:
I assume that my wife has property loans and other loans She does business with the above and other banks from time to time
On 12 Oct 2016 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Other Assets
on behalf of Spouse:
None of the present that I can think of
On 12 Oct 2016 Sitting Member Bob Katter Katter's Australian Party declared
Memberships
on behalf of Self:
Brother-in-law John O'Brien heads Hill Michael. A company that is involved with negotiations regarding the Clean Energy Corridor for North West Queensland. (This comment may not be valid)
On 27 Sep 2016 Sitting Member Keith Pitt Liberal National Party of Queensland declared
Liabilities
on behalf of Self:
Chattel Mortgage (vehicle) Suncorp
On 27 Sep 2016 Sitting Member Keith Pitt Liberal National Party of Queensland declared
Liabilities
on behalf of Spouse:
Chattel Mortgage (vehicle) Suncorp
On 27 Sep 2016 Sitting Member Matt Keogh Australian Labor Party declared
Directorships
on behalf of Self:
Law Access Ltd Not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the giving of pro bono (free or reduced cost) legal assistance by the Western Australian legal profession
On 26 Sep 2016 Sitting Member Scott Buchholz Liberal Party of Australia declared
Liabilities
on behalf of Self:
Chattel mortgage - vehicle Bank of Queensland


On 05 Apr 2019 Former Member Cathy McGowan Crossbench declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Book: Ten Years On: A Personal Account of Black Saturday and the Decade that Followed - and homemade apricot jam. Gift from Melanie Harris-Brady (author).
On 22 Oct 2018 Former Member Chris Crewther Liberal Party of Australia declared
Shareholdings
on behalf of Self:
SMSF - Units in BRK - Berkshire Hathaway Class B Shares
On 10 Oct 2017 Former Member Kelly O'Dwyer Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
I wish to inform you that I recently appeared on the Channel 10 television show Have You Been Paying Attention which aired on Monday 25 September 2017. As part of its usual practice, Have You Been Paying Attention provides an appearance fee of $1,000 to those who appear on the show. I asked that Have You Been Paying Attention instead directly provide the $1,000 to a charity in my local electorate, Very Special Kids. Very Special Kids and its hospice provides specialised respite care for children from across Victoria, and provides their families with the support they need while dealing with disability, major illness, and end-of-life care. As a long term support of Very Special Kids I was pleased to have the fee instead directed to their very important work.
On 30 Aug 2017 Former Member Malcolm Turnbull Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
RM Williams City Laptop Case. I have requested that the above gift be donated to a charity or non-profit organisation
On 30 Aug 2017 Former Member Malcolm Turnbull Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Pewter Coffee Set - from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs. I have requested that the above gift be donated to a National Collection eg, museum, library, gallery
On 29 Aug 2017 Former Member Julie Bishop Liberal Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
In my position as Minister for Foreign Affairs, I regularly receive official hospitality from foreign governments while carrying out my responsibilities overseas. Such hospitality, including Guest-of-Government invitations, is a common feature of international diplomacy. I have registered some instance is the past; however I do not propose to declare official hospitality I received in the course of my duties as Minister for Foreign Affairs, unless I deem it could constitute a conflict of interest. I am advised that this approach is consistent with the practice of former foreign ministers.
On 14 Aug 2017 Former Member Clare O'Neil Australian Labor Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Complimentary Foxtel subscription - please note that I have previously declared this interest in June 2015 and am clarifying this continues in the 45th Parliament
On 22 Jun 2017 Former Senator Nigel Scullion Country Liberal Party declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corp - 1 x Hat and 2 x T-shirts - 11/2/2016 - $200
On 02 Jun 2017 Former Senator Lucy Gichuhi Liberal Party of Australia declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
None that I am aware of. See no. 12 below
On 02 Jun 2017 Former Senator Lucy Gichuhi Liberal Party of Australia declared
Other Interests
on behalf of Self:
Not that I know of. If I become aware of any I will immediately disclose and provide supplementary disclosures
On 22 Mar 2017 Former Member Cathy McGowan Crossbench declared
Gifts
on behalf of Self:
Book: What Are We Thinking? - gift from Margaret Purcell
On 13 Feb 2017 Former Member Tony Abbott Liberal Party of Australia declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Spouse:
My wife has also received the following hospitality that requires disclosure: An upgrade on a privately funded return Virgin flight from Sydney to Melbourne.
On 27 Sep 2016 Former Member Gai Brodtmann Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
Upgrade to Business Class from Brisbane to Townsville - I travelled to Townsville from Canberra on Qantas on 29 July 2016 to attend the 50th anniversary of Lavarack Barracks. I booked an Economy ticket from Canberra to Brisbane, and Brisbane to Townsvillle. I was advised that Economy was booked out for the Brisbane to Townsville leg of the trip and was upgraded to Business Class.
On 27 Sep 2016 Former Member Gai Brodtmann Australian Labor Party declared
Travel/Hospitality
on behalf of Self:
Travel on the VIP - I travelled to Townsville on Qantas on 29 July 2016 to attend the 50th anniversary of Lavarack Barracks. I was invited to travel on the VIP plane back to Canberra as there were no flights returning to Canberra that evening.
On 23 Sep 2016 Former Member Chris Crewther Liberal Party of Australia declared
Liabilities
on behalf of Self/Spouse:
Chattel mortgage - private vehicle Alphera Finance