Gifts and benefits register

In accordance with best practice guidance received by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), all Commonwealth agency heads are required to publicly disclose accepted gifts and benefits valued at over $100 (ex GST) on their departmental or agency website on a quarterly basis.
 
The register below lists all gifts and benefits valued at more than $100 (ex GST) that have been received by AUSTRAC personnel for the past two years.
 

Gifts and benefits register - last updated 30 June 2023

Date received Date recorded Gift item/benefit service Received by Presented by Occasion Action taken

Estimated value in $AUD (ex GST)

8 Dec 2021 8 Dec 2021 6kg of fresh cherries AUSTRAC Property, Security & International Deployment Section Zenith Base Building, Chatswood Christmas gift by property manager to all tenants in the building. 1 basket placed in kitchen on each floor (4 floors) for staff afternoon tea. $210.00
3 Feb 2022 4 Feb 2022 Lunch and wine at a French restaurant Intelligence Operations Cambodian Financial Intelligence Unit Lunch provided by the Cambodian FIU when hosting AUSTRAC staff. Meal was eaten. $120.00
8 Apr 2022 12 Apr 2022 4 x large packages of Easter eggs: 1 basket per AUSTRAC-occupied floor AUSTRAC Property, Security & International Deployment Section Zenith Base Building, Chatswood Easter gift by property manager to all tenants in the building. 1 basket placed in kitchen on each floor (4 floors) for staff afternoon tea. $200.00
27 Apr 2022 29 Apr 2022 Lunch, Kaya Butter, Business Card Holder Intelligence Operations Suspicions Transaction Reports Team, Singaporean Police Work lunch and meeting with colleagues from STRO when in Singapore. Meal eaten, Kaya Butter destroyed by Customs, Business Card Holder retained. $100.00
4 May 2022 5 May 2022 Lunch, Plaque, Shawl Intelligence Operations Cambodian Financial Intelligence Unit Team meeting between Cambodian FIU and AUSTRAC staff in Sydney. Meal was eaten, other items were retained and displayed in the AUSTRAC. office $140.00
21 Jun 2022 22 Jun 2022 $500 Apple Gift Card Intelligence Operations Identitii Won in a raffle at a conference. Donated to the Social Club to be raffled off. $500.00
30 June 2022 26 July 2022 AFR Government Services Conference ticket Regulation, Education and Policy Deloitte Ticket was provided by AUSTRAC supplier. Ticket was used at the CEO’s request. $315
19 May 2022 5 Aug 2022 Ticket to ICA Event Intelligence Operations International Compliance Association AUSTRAC was provided with a complimentary ticket to an ICA event that AUSTRAC was receiving an award at. Ticket was used to attend the event and receive the award. $870
8 Sept 2022 14 Sept 2022 Dinner following conference Information Security Advisory Forgerock Provided as thanks for presenting at Forgerock Identity conference. Meal was eaten. $200
8 Sept 2022 14 Sept 2022 Bottle of wine Information Security Advisory Forgerock Provided as thanks for presenting at Forgerock Identity conference. Donated to the AUSTRAC Sydney Social club to be raffled off. $100
18 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2023 12 Month membership to Executive Communications professional development and leadership course Strategic Assessments Future Women Won as a lucky door prize at an Office of National Intelligence event. Course undertaken. $3,300
16 Nov 2022 16 Nov 2022 $100 Dan Murphy’s voucher Intelligence Partnerships Society of Organisational Behaviour Australia Thank you gift for presenting at a SOBA Conference. Donated to the Social Club to be raffled off. $100
15 May 2023 16 May 2023 Hotel Accommodation Intelligence Bahrain Financial Intelligence Unit Accommodation provided to Egmont Committee members attending an Intercessional meeting. Accommodation utilised. $250
15 May 2023 16 May 2023 Dinner Intelligence Operations Anti-Money Laundering Office of Thailand Dinner provided to AUSTRAC officers, other APS officers, and Thai Anti-Money Laundering Office officers. Meal Eaten $650