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Gifts and Benefits Register

The Productivity Commission’s approach on its employees receiving gifts and benefits is that gifts and benefits should generally not be accepted.

Australian Public Service Commission Guidance on Gifts and Benefits requires that from 18 October 2019 agency heads maintain and publish a register of all gifts and benefits they accept valued at over $100 (excluding GST). This requirement was extended to all Productivity Commission staff and Commissioners from 1 July 2020.

This register covers the period up to 31 March 2021.

The Productivity Commission Chair, Michael Brennan, has received the following gifts or benefits from 18 October 2019.

Date received Date recorded Gift item/
benefit service
Received by Presented byOccasion Estimated value in $A
11/12/2019 30/01/2020 Complimentary Qantas Chairman's Club Lounge Membership   Qantas   n/a
26/03/2021 30/03/2021 A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - Pierro 2015   From Retirement Income Policy Division, Treasury Speaking at a planning day $40

Staff and Commissioners of the Productivity Commission have received the following gifts or benefits from 1 July 2020.

Date received Date recorded Gift item/
benefit service
Received by Presented byOccasion Estimated value in $A
12/12/2020 17/12/2020  Three bottles of wine Commissioner BATYR Mental Health Speaking at their conference on Mental Health $60
01/03/2021 04/03/2021 International Women's Day Lunch Commissioner Winston Churchill Trust Volunteer to the Trust $109