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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 30 June 2022.

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
8/4/2022 18/4/2022 Book Commissioner Monash Speaking at Monash on Supply Chains $30
10/3/2022 10/03/2022 Bottle of Wine APS Official x2 Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA) Presented at the ESSA Writers’ Workshop $80
7/2/2022 1/03/2022 Gift Hamper

APS Official

Australian Accounting Standards Board   $85
11/2/2022 14/2/2022 Gift bag APS Official Local Government New South Wales (LGNSW) LGNSW Water Management Conference $50
12/12/2020 17/12/2020  Three bottles of wine Commissioner BATYR Mental Health Speaking at their conference on Mental Health $60
01/3/2021 04/03/2021 International Women's Day Lunch Commissioner Winston Churchill Trust Volunteer to the Trust $109
11/05/2021 11/05/2021 A piece of original metal artwork that reflects the fractal façade of the 2MQ building. APS Official Lendlease   n/a
26/5/2021 01/03/2021 Complimentary Qantas Club Lounge Membership Commissioner Qantas   n/a
28/5/2021 26/05/2021 Complimentary Qantas Club Lounge Membership APS Official Qantas   n/a
08/6/2021 14/05/2021 Minerals Council Parliamentary Dinner Commissioner Minerals Council Parliamentary   n/a
08/6/2021 24/05/2021 Reconciliation Week Breakfast Commissioner Indigenous Business Australia   n/a
02/12/2021 07/12/2021 Christmas Lunch APS Official x2 Melbourne Quarter Building Management Christmas Networking Lunch with Melbourne Quarter Building Management and other tenants $120 per person
16/12/2021 16/12/2021 Two Christmas Hampers APS Official Melbourne Quarter Building Management   $200