Gifts and Benefits Register

We report quarterly on all gifts and benefits we receive with a value over $100.

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Austrade reports on gifts and benefits valued over $A100 (excluding GST) received by employees while carrying out Austrade activities. This is required by the Australian Public Service Commission.

We update the register quarterly by 31 January, 30 April, 31 July, and 31 October.

Latest quarter gifts and benefits

1 October to 31 December 2023

Date ReceivedDate RecordedGiftReceived byPresented byEstimated value in $AOccasion
5-Oct-233-Oct-23Australian Made & Sports Entertainment Network's Day At Tangalooma Island Resort - Thursday, 5th OctManager Strategic Marketing & CommsAustralian Made & Sports Entertainment Network$250Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
5-Oct-234-Oct-23Sports Entertainment Network/Australia Made EventManager, Digital MarketingSports Entertainment Network$250Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
23-Oct-2324-Oct-23Economy Ticket (Peru to Australia) to join the Peru Delegation to IMARCBusiness Development Manager, LimaAustralia Peru Chamber of Commerce$4,000Ticket accepted to strengthen key business relationships as intended by the Chamber
1-Nov-2312-Nov-23Corporate hospitality at Pacific Championships final Consul-General & Senior Trade Comissioner New Zealand & Pacific, AucklandHamilton City Council$150Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
6-Nov-237-Nov-23Dinner with Management of OK Corporation Co. LtdTrade Commissioner, TokyoOK Enterprise Co. Ltd$186Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
7-Nov-237-Nov-23Melbourne Cup Lunch 2023Senior Trade Commissioner, Hong KongEMR Capital$600Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider
15-Nov-2323-Nov-23International TowersAdviser, Strategic ContentInternational Towers$250Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider
1-Dec-235-Dec-23x2 mug and x1 tray set; Rossini tie, cufflinks and pocket squareTrade Commissioner, New DelhiBSI Learning$172Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider
11-Dec-2312-Dec-233 bottles of fresh milk, 3 boxes of banana chips, 1 box pineapple jamSenior Business Development Manager, JakartaPT Sewu Segar Nusantara$150Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider
12-Dec-2313-Dec-23Chocolate (Koko Chritters Christmas Party)Business Development Manager, TokyoHulex Trade Pty Ltd.$119Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider
13-Dec-234-Dec-23DinnerManagerHSBC$120Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
13-Dec-234-Dec-23DinnerChief Financial OfficerHSBC $120Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
13-Dec-2321-Nov-23Emily Kam Kngwarray Private Function TicketHead of TaskforceQantas Airways Limited $100Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
14-Dec-234-Dec-23lunchManagerXAANA.Ai$100Gift accepted for networking purposes with key business
18-Dec-2318-Dec-23Client gift for birth babySenior Business Development Manager, AmsterdamKansom Australia Pty Ltd$235Gift accepted to meet social norms and shared within office as intended by the provider

 

Previous quarters

1 July to 30 September 2023

Date ReceivedDate RecordedGiftReceived byPresented byEstimated value in $AOccasion
12-Jul-2318-Jul-23Swisse supplements and vitaminsSenior Investment Manager, JakartaSwisse Wellness $120Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
19-Jul-2319-Jul-232023 FIFA Womens World Cup Tickets General Manager External Communications and MarketingFIFA$2,140Tickets used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
22-Jul-2325-Jul-23Dinner at Riwaz Restaurant, Ritz Carlton BengaluruTrade Commissioner KolkataRitz Carlton Benglauru$150The dinner was used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
26-Jul-231-Aug-23Japanese Rice Wine (Etsuo)Trade Commissioner TokyoYaMaYa$122Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
4-Aug-2329-Aug-23FIFA World Cup TicketsGeneral Manager Visitor Economy and ClientOffice for Sport$2,260Tickets used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships with Visitor Economy Client Programs. 
19-Aug-231-Aug-23FIFA WWC Event General Manager External Communications and MarketingTransPerfect$400Networking with marketers from Australian businesses and advocate for the use of Nation Brand.
29-Aug-231-Sep-23Dinner and MerchandiseGlobal Engagement Manager, AdelaideLe Cordon Bleu Australia$150Business Dinner used as networking opportunities with Le Cordon Bleu's key stakeholders.
6-Sep-237-Sep-23T2 TeaSenior Business Development Manager, TaipeiMJ's Experience Kitchen$100Gift was provided directly to the office in recognition of the Chinese Moon Festival/Mid-Autumn festival. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
12-Sep-2311-Sep-23SalesForce DreamForce Reception Sep 2023Trade Development Manager, San FranciscoSalesForce$147Ticket used as a formal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
15-Sep-2315-Sep-23Corporate hospitality NRL finals series (Auckland)Consul-General Auckland & Senior Trade Commissioner NZ & PacificNew Zealand Warriors NRL $175Event used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
19-Sep-2319-Sep-23Marunda Utama Engineering - Ticket for 248th U.S. Navy Birthday Ball 2023Defence and Security Director, SingaporeMarunda Utama Engineering $230Ticket used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
19-Sep-2326-Sep-23Premier's New South Wales Export Awards 2023 TicketHead of Agrifood and ConsumerExport Council of Australia$220Ticket used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
19-Sep-235-Sep-23Ticket to AIIA 'Canberra Managers Forum' Industry LuncheonHead of TaskforceAustralian Information Industry Association$187The lunch was used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
20-Sep-2321-Sep-23Invitation to Blue Seafood Guide Charity Reception on Mon 16 Oct General Manager North East AsiaThe Sailor of the Sea$490Business Dinner used as networking opportunities with key Australian and Japanese government and industry stakeholders and to support the Australian Government’s initiatives on Blue Carbon and our marine conservation effort.
21-Sep-2328-Sep-23Mid Autumn Festival HamperSenior Trade Commissioner Hong KongFar East Consortium$203Gift was provided directly to the office in recognition of the Chinese Moon Festival/Mid-Autumn festival. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
26-Sep-2328-Sep-23Mid-Autumn Festival HamperSenior Trade Commissioner Hong KongChow Tai Fook Enterprise$575Gift was provided directly to the office in recognition of the Chinese Moon Festival/Mid-Autumn festival. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
28-Sep-2328-Sep-23Mid Autumn Festival FruitsSenior Business Development Manager, Hong KongTop Weal Limited$276Gift was provided directly to the office in recognision of the Chinese Moon Festival/Mid-Autumn festival. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
Ongoing22-Sep-23Chairman’s LoungeCEO, DCEOs, CFO (by personal invitation), Head of STS TaskforceQantas Airways Ltd N/AN/A

 

1 April to 30 June 2023

Date ReceivedDate RecordedGiftReceived byPresented byEstimated value in $AOccasion
4-Apr-236-Apr-23Business Iftar / dinnerTrade Commissioner (Dubai)The Victorian Government Trade and Investment office  $117Gift was provided directly to the office in recognision of the end of Ramadan. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
17-Apr-2319-Apr-23Assorted sweets and dates platterTrade Commissioner (Dubai)Kanoo Group $140Gift was provided directly to the office in recognision of the end of Ramadan. It is a cultural norm for business to provide small gifts to business associates and clients at this point in the calender. Gift was accepted to meet social norms and shared within the office as intended by the provider.
23-Apr-238-Jun-23Noisecancelling HeadphonesTrade Director (San Francisco)Multiple Companies $200Noise cancelling headphones received in gift bag (amongst fliers and miscellaneous, low-value non-descript items, eg, pens etc.) at the end of an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships. Headphone will remain as Austrade assets when recipients leave department. 
23-Apr-2331-May-23Noisecancelling HeadphonesActing CG and STC (San Francisco)Several Companies $250Noise cancelling headphones received in gift bag (amongst fliers and miscellaneous, low-value non-descript items, eg, pens etc.) at the end of an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships. Headphone will remain as Austrade assets when recipient's leave department. 
23-Apr-2312-Jun-23Noisecancelling HeadphonesInvestment Director (San Francisco)Multiple Companies $200Noise cancelling headphones received in gift bag (amongst fliers and miscellaneous, low-value non-descript items, eg, pens etc.) at the end of an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships. Headphone will remain as Austrade assets when recipients leave department. 
23-Apr-238-Jun-23Noisecancelling HeadphonesInvestment Director (New York)Multiple companies $200Noise cancelling headphones received in gift bag (amongst fliers and miscellaneous, low-value non-descript items, eg, pens etc.) at the end of an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships. Headphone will remain as Austrade assets when recipients leave department. 
5-May-234-May-23HKABA National Business Awards Dinner Senior Business Development Manager (Hong Kong)HKABA - SA Chapter  $288Business Dinner used as networking opportunities with key Australian and Hong Kong government and industry stakeholders and to support HKABA and SA award winners.
11-May-2330-May-23Shaun the sheep circus showTrade Commissioner  (Singapore)Circa  $100Tickets use as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.
25-May-2329-May-23National Press Club luncheon ticketDCEO Trade and Investment (Canberra)Qantas $100The lunch was used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships while Austrade Minister addressed the National Press Club. 
5-Jun-2314-Jun-23Working lunch in Kanapi ResturantSenior Business Development Manager (Taipei)Kanpai Group $200The lunch was used as an informal networking opportunity to help build business relationships.

Ongoing

22-Sept-23

Chairman’s Lounge

CEO, DCEOs, CFO (by personal invitation), Head of STS Taskforce

Qantas Airways Ltd 

N/A

N/A

 

 

1 January to 31 March 2023

Date ReceivedDate RecordedGift Received by Presented by Estimated value in $A  Occasion
29/3/202329/3/2023AlOkozay corporate gift for the month of RamadanTrade and Investment Commissioner (Dubai)Al Okozay$150Corporate Ramadan gift.  Common for businesses to provide small gifts to business associates and clients to recognise the year just past.  Gift shared across office staff.
25/3/202329/3/2022One ticket to Osaka sumo tournamentSenior Trade and Investment Commissioner (Osaka)Kami Electronics$225Decision not to refuse reflecting on cultural sensitivity.  Used as an opportunity to build business networks and informally strengthen relationships. 
24/3/202329/3/2023Life Pharmacy: corporate gift for the month of RamadanTrade and Investment Commissioner (Dubai)Life Pharmacy$200Austrade works closely with Life Pharmacy to promote Australian products in the healthcare sector. Life Pharmacy sent a corporate gift for the month of Ramadan. Products shared across staff in the Office.
10/03/202315/3/2023Bottle of Glenfiddich Vat 01 Whiskey Trade and Investment manager (Sydney)Sojitz $210Unable to refuse as due to cultural concerns.  Bottles donated to Austrade Social Club.
03/03/202327/2/2023UN Women Australia's International Women's Day LunchHead of Business, Engagement, and Program Management (Canberra)Ora Advisory$190The International Women's Day lunch provided an opportunity to create networks and informally build relationships, with interesting and relevant speakers.
03/03/202301/03/2023UN Women Australia's International Women's Day LunchDirector of Communications and Media (Canberra)Ora Advisory$190The International Women's Day lunch provided an opportunity to create networks and informally build relationships, with interesting and relevant speakers.
13/2/202327/3/2023MyPuras Diffuser Travel Kit (2 sets)Senior trade and Investment Commissioner (Kuala Lumpur)My Puras Sdn Bhd$226.21At an introductory meeting the gifts of essential oils and a sample of product was presented as product examples.  
07/02/202307/02/2023Six boxes of cookies from DoubleTree by Hilton Trade and Investment Commissioner DubaiDouble Tree by hilton Hotel$164Gift sent by client in recognition of working relationship with Austrade. Cookies were distributed across staff in the office.
02/02/202308/02/2023Global Space Technology Convention - Complimentary Ticket Defence and Security Director (Singapore)Singapore Space Technology Limited $1,600Austrade staff to attend with a view to build and expand knowledge of this sector, and build business relationships and create networks in this evolving subject area.
02/02/202309/02/2023Global Space Technology Convention - Complimentary Ticket SA Regional Director (Singapore)Singapore Space Technology Limited$1,600Austrade staff to attend with a view to build and expand knowledge of this sector, and build business relationships and create networks in this evolving subject area.
19/1/202319/1/202310 boxes of rendang/beef Senior Investment Manager (Jakarta)BUMA$150Gift of food sent directly and refusal would of caused offence. Shared across Office staff.
12/01/202312/01/2023A bottle of wineSenior trade and Investment Commissioner (Shanghai)Monteperle Wines$300This bottle of wine is from an Australian winery promoting  gift wine packaging to their Chinese customers.  Gift was sent directly as a product example.
11/01/202313/1/2023Gift Hamper Senior Global Engagement Manager (Melbourne)Midfield Group$136.50Gift sent by client in recognition of its working relationship with Austrade. No opportunity to refuse gift. Hamper shared via the Social Club. 
10/01/202310/01/2023Penfolds Gift WineSenior Trade and Investment Commissioner (Taipei)Penfolds Taiwan Office$140Unable to refuse as refusal would have caused offence. Bottles retained for use at an official function.
05/01/202312/01/20232 bottles of Red WineSenior Trade and Investment Commissioner (Taipei)St. Finesse Inc.$148This gift will be retained for use at an appropriate function.

More information

Email: corporatesupport@austrade.gov.au.