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Gifts and benefits register

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) Gifts and Benefits Reporting Guidelines came into effect from 18 October 2019. Under this guidance, The APSC requires agency heads to publish a register of gifts and benefits they accept on their departmental or agency website on a quarterly basis.

In the course of their duties as both the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries, the following gifts and/or benefits whose value exceeds the stipulated threshold of AUD $100.00 (excluding GST) were received.

DFAT updates the Gifts and Benefits Register quarterly by 31 January, 30 April, 31 July and 31 October.

For more information on DFATs Policy around Gifts and Benefits, please see the Ethics, Integrity and Professional Standards Policy Manual, or contact

Date Received Description Received By Received From Est value AUD
Ongoing Chairman's Lounge Secretary
Deputy Secretaries
Head, Office of the Pacific
Qantas Airways LTD NA
Ongoing The Club Secretary
Deputy Secretaries
Head, Office of the Pacific
Virgin Australia NA
24/09/2019 Two tickets to the Gillette T20 INTL Series Secretary, Frances Adamson Cricket Australia $100
18/03/2022 2 x Swiss army knives Adrian Hudson, COO Caroline Bichet-Anthamatten, Ambassador of Switzerland and on behalf of Embassy of Switzerland as wedding gift $100
02/03/2022 Silver vase Deputy Secretary SGG, Katrina Cooper HR Minister Pan Sorasak, Minister for Commerce Cambodia $250
13/04/2022 Indonesian Red Cross Book and Memorabilia Item Deputy Secretary SGG, Katrina Cooper Jusuf Kalla, PMI Chairman & Former Vice President of Indonesia – Indonesia Red Cross Combined value $100.00
19/04/2022 Thai Vogue Book & Thai Metal Box Deputy Secretary SGG, Katrina Cooper Thani Thongpakdi, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand Combined value $165.15
12/05/2022 Framed Tongan Artwork Secretary, Kathryn Campbell Tongan Commissioner General and Ambassador to the UAE $200
22/11/2022 Plaque of Singapore Merlion With Stamp Deputy Secretary, Michelle Chan H.E Mr Thangphare Savanphet, Lao Vice Minister $118
23/11/2022 Gold Lotus Flower Framed with Plaque and Ha Bao Silk Deputy Secretary, Michelle Chan Chairman Phan Dinh Trac, Internal Affairs Commission Vietnam $178.95
13/12/2022 Handmade Silk Scarf Deputy Secretary, Michelle Chan Mr Anne Crete Riise, Ambassador to the Embassy of Norway $100
17/07/2023 Tickets to Bangarra Dance Performance Deputy Secretary, Clare Walsh Canberra Dance Theatre $200
15/08/2023 Batik Scarf, Coffee and ASEAN Merchandise Deputy Secretary, Michelle Chan Indonesia Kemlu (Foreign Ministry) $150
17/08/2023 Tan Cuong Natural Green Tea and
Trung Nguyen Legend Coffee
Deputy Secretary, Michelle Chan Ambassador Thanh $146.17
25/10/2023 Tickets to Matildas Quarter Final Secretary, Jan Adams Global Express $400
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