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Official portrait of Meryl Swanson

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, Sitting Member for Paterson, Meryl Swanson declared 67 interests

Interests: 45th Parliament

Last declaration in database from MERYL SWANSON is dated 29th November 2018

The pecuniary interests register only includes suburb (and sometimes only a general geographic area). Geocoding is done at suburb/postcode level with differentiations made where there is more than one property to a single suburb to allow each record to remain visible. These lat/lon used within each suburb are random & not intended to indicate exact locations of properties declared.

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1 Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd Self29th Sep 2016
2 Lynas Corporation Ltd Self29th Sep 2016
3 National Australia Bank Ltd Self29th Sep 2016
4 NIB Holdings Ltd Self29th Sep 2016
5 Swanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with Spouse) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
6 Cybg PLC (jointly owned with spouse indirectly via Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
7 Maitland Superstore Pty Ltd Spouse29th Sep 2016
8 N. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd Spouse29th Sep 2016
9 Investment / Operates business selling horse rugs Principal Beneficiary (jointly with spouse) Swanridge Family Trust Self/Spouse29 Sep 2016
10 Operating Trust Harvey Norman Store Unit Holder Maitland Superstore No.2 Trust Spouse29 Sep 2016
11 Unit Holder of Operating Trust Principal Beneficiary N. Swanson Family Trust Spouse29 Sep 2016
12 Residential in Buchanan NT AustraliaSelf/Spouse29th Sep 2016
13 Investment in Kurri Kurri NSW AustraliaSelf/Spouse29th Sep 2016
14 Swanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly with spouse) Investment & Trustee of Swanridge Family Trust & Swanridge Superannuation Fund (Self Managed Superannuation Fund)Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
15 Maitland Superstore Pty Ltd Trustee of Operating TrustSpouse29th Sep 2016
16 N. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd Trustee of N. Swanson Family TrustSpouse29th Sep 2016
17 Tax debt Australian Taxation OfficeSelf29th Sep 2016
18 Personal loan Latitude FinanceSelf29th Sep 2016
19 Home Loan & Overdraft fac. (jointly with spouse) The MutualSelf/Spouse29th Sep 2016
20 Investment Property Loan (jointly with spouse) Commonwealth BankSelf/Spouse29th Sep 2016
21 Tax debt Australian Taxation OfficeSpouse29th Sep 2016
22 Rental arrangement FlexirentSpouse29th Sep 2016
23 Tax debt (via Swanridge Investments P/L) Australian Taxation OfficeSpouse29th Sep 2016
24 Investment account (via SMSF jointly with spouse) Macquarie Bank Self/Spouse 29th Sep 2016
25 Savings & Investments accounts (jointly spouse) Commonwealth Bank Self/Spouse 29th Sep 2016
26 Savings account (jointly with spouse) Greater Bank Self/Spouse 29th Sep 2016
27 Cheque account (jointly with spouse) National Australia Bank Self/Spouse 29th Sep 2016
28 Business account (via Swanridge Invest. P/L) National Australia Bank Spouse 29th Sep 2016
29 Debt card (via Swanridge Investments P/L) National Australia Bank Spouse 29th Sep 2016
30 Perpetual Managed Funds - BT Property Securities Self29th Sep 2016
31 Fidelity Australian Equities Self29th Sep 2016
32 MFS Global Equity Self29th Sep 2016
33 Life insurance policy held via SMSF Self29th Sep 2016
34 OnePath diversified Fixed Interest (jointly owned with spouse indirectly via SMSF) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
35 Colonial First State Investments Ltd x 2 (jointly owned with spouse and held in Trust for children) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
36 Life insurance policy held via SMSF Spouse29th Sep 2016
37 Income from investments as set out above Self29th Sep 2016
38 Income from Operating Trust as set out above Spouse29th Sep 2016
39 Income from investments as set out above Spouse29th Sep 2016
40 2 Tickets to Newcastle Knights Football game 9/6/18 - Voice for Mining Family Day. Sponsored by NSW mining. Accompanied by daughter Self/Dependent Children19th Jun 2018
41 Astra television subscription 2017/18 - 12 months subscription - $1,644.00 Self17th Jul 2017
42 Tickets to Knights football game offered to staff member from Jennings Print - General seat tickets used by staff on 2/7/17 Self17th Jul 2017
43 Foxtel connected to the Electorate office at 35 Sturgeon Street Raymond Terrace 2324 Provided by ASTRA Self17th Oct 2016
44 I recently received 2 tickets to an event on the 8 September sponsored by the Newcastle Knights Self7th Oct 2016
45 I recently received Qantas Chairmans Lounge membership for two years Self7th Oct 2016
46 I recently received The Club at Virgin membership for two years Self7th Oct 2016
47 2 x Tickets to VIP event for Newcastle Supercars - Invitation from the Lord Mayor of Newcastle to attend the Event on Saturday 24 November 2018 at Fort Scratchley in Newcastle. An employee of Ms Swanson Represented the Member Self29th Nov 2018
48 Hunter Defence Conference Dinner - 30/8/18 sponsored by Hunternet - HunterNetCo-Operative Ltd - Complimentary Ticket Self17th Oct 2018
49 Travel to India - 19/25 November 2017 - Economy return flights, land transfers, accommodation and some meals sponsored by Tibet Information Office Self17th Oct 2018
50 Sponsored study trip to Japan by COAL21 - 29-31 July - Business class return airfares, accommodation, transfers and hospitality to Tokyo, Japan Self14th Aug 2018
51 5 May 2018 - Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final - Guests of Newcastle Airport Pty Limited - Included entry and refreshments Self/Spouse19th Jun 2018
52 2 years membership to 2020 The Club at Virgin - 2 year membership sponsored by Virgin Australia Self19th Jun 2018
53 Participated in The Jack golf tournament at the Crown Plaza Pokolbin on 20.12.17. Course fees and refreshments provided by organisers Self27th Feb 2018
54 14/11/17 CEDA Annual Dinner Address at Hyatt Regency Syd. Guest of Stockland. Entry ticket including dinner Self5th Dec 2017
55 14/11/17 Business Lunch with Bill Shorten. Hyatt Regency Sydney. Guest of Australian Chamber Business Leaders Council. Entry ticket including Lunch Self5th Dec 2017
56 31.10.17 ALPG National Women's Clinic Charlestown Golf Club. Guest of ALPG. Included entry fees and refreshments Self19th Oct 2017
57 15.9.17 Attended Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Ball as a guest of Nine Entertainment Co. Mr Swanson also attended. Included entry and refreshments Self/Spouse19th Oct 2017
58 Attended Newcastle Spring Racing Carnival Day 15.9.17. As a guest of NBN Television. Included entry and refreshments Self19th Oct 2017
59 Trip to Israel sponsored by Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Departed Australia 12 March 2017. Returned to Australia 19 March 2017. Cost of trip approximately $10,000. No public money was claimed leading up to or during the trip Self23rd Mar 2017
60 Mr & Mrs Swanson were the guests of Trend Micro at the All Stars football game at McDonald Jones Stadium on 10 February 2017. Mr Swanson received the invitation to the Trend Micro Corporate box in his capacity as a small business owner. This included entry and hospitality Self/Spouse28th Feb 2017
61 Participated in RACV golf tournament on the Gold Coast 2-4 February 2017. Accommodation, Airport transfers and golf fees covered by the tournament organisers Self8th Feb 2017
62 Meryl is attending the Newton's golf tournament called The Jack". Part of Meryl's accommodation will be paid for by the Newtons to the value of $142" Self21st Nov 2016
63 I recently attended NBN Spring Race Carnival on 16 September 2016 sponsored by NBN Television. This included entry to the venue and hospitality Self7th Oct 2016
64 Qantas Chairmans Lounge membership (membership covers spouse) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
65 Virgin Australia The Club membership (membership covers spouse) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
66 Annual invitation to attend Newcastle Races (spouse is also invited) Self/Spouse29th Sep 2016
67 Honorary Member - Newcastle Golf Club - 12 month membership Self19th Jun 2018

No interests have been deleted by MERYL SWANSON since this project was last updated