Gifts and benefits

We must report all gifts or benefits over $100 accepted by our Secretary.

Reporting ensures our Secretary meets public expectations of integrity, accountability, independence, transparency and professionalism.

Access to data

We update this list each quarter or within 28 days of the Secretary receiving a gift or benefit.

We keep this information on our website for 12 months. We also publish the register on data.gov.au.

Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were the:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)

We haven’t yet reported as our new department. You can still access information published before we merged.

Statement by Secretaries

Agriculture

In the course of my duties as agency head of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, I received these gifts or benefits whose value exceeds the stipulated threshold of $AUD100.00 (excluding GST).

Date received Date recorded Gift item, benefit or service Received by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head) Presented by (giver’s name, organisation or country) Occasion Estimated value in $A (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
Nil Nil Nil Andrew Metcalfe AO Nil Nil Nil

Statement by previous Secretaries

Agriculture

In the course of my duties as agency head of Department of Agriculture, I received these gifts or benefits whose value exceeds the stipulated threshold of $AUD100.00 (excluding GST).

Date received Date recorded Gift item, benefit or service Received by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head) Presented by (giver’s name, organisation or country) Occasion Estimated value in $A (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
18/12/2019 19/12/2019 Chairmans Lounge membership Daryl Quinlivan Qantas Chairmans Lounge membership not known

Environment

In the course of my duties as agency head of the Department of the Environment and Energy, I received these gifts or benefits whose value exceeds the stipulated threshold of $AUD100.00 (excluding GST).

Date received Date recorded Gift item, benefit or service Received by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head) Presented by (giver’s name, organisation or country) Occasion Estimated value in $A (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
- - -

Finn Pratt

- - Nil
- - -

Rob Heferen

- - Nil
- - -

David Fredericks

- - Nil