The Department of Communities Tasmania appropriately manages the giving and receipt of gifts, actions that may result in a benefit to an employee or the Agency and the provision of hospitality to employees to ensure that employee and Agency functions are performed in a fair, transparent, ethical, professional and impartial manner.  The Agency’s Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Procedure outlines how gifts, benefits and hospitality are to be managed and reported.

The Procedure outlines the circumstances under which gifts, benefits and hospitality can be received by an employee.  It also provides for maintenance of a Gift Register to record information about gifts that are accepted including when the offer was made, the value of the offer and who was making the offer.  Under the Procedure, the Agency will publicly report any gifts, benefits and hospitality received where the value is over $100 or where the cumulative value received from one person or organisation is over $100 in a financial year.

The registers below show gifts, benefits and hospitality that have been received by employees of the Department of Communities Tasmania since 1 July 2018.  The registers are updated on a quarterly basis.

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register by Financial Years

Date of Receipt of Offer
Description of gift, benefit and / or hospitality offered
Reason for acceptance
Person / Organisation offering gift, benefit and / or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)

01/09/2021

Invitation to event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

Football Tasmania CEO

$120

25/11/21

Gift Box containing flowers, wine, chocolate and fresh fruit

Agency thank you gift

Client

$120

02/12/21

Invitation to event - table for 8-10 people

Invitation received from key stakeholder

Director, Awards Australia

$1,100.00

There are no declarations required for the period of 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.

Receipt of gifts, benefits and hospitality
Date of Receipt of Offer
Description of gift, benefit and / or hospitality offered
Reason for acceptance
Person / Organisation offering gift, benefit and / or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)

4/07/2019

Invitation to event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

AFL - North Melbourne Football Club

$100.00

19/07/19

Invitation to event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

Aaron Pidgeon, CEO Netball Tasmania

$240.00

31/07/2019

Tickets to game

Invitation received from key stakeholder

Glynis Devereux, State President Southern Tasmania Netball Association

$320.00

21/08/2019

Invitation to event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

Chairman, Board and CEO, Cricket Tasmania

$100.00

26/08/2019

Invitation to event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

AFL Tasmania

$120.00

16/09/2019

Tickets to event

Event was to fund raise for a housing organisation.

Aldo Antolli, CEO Pathways Inc

$300.00

13/01/2020

Invitation to Event

Invitation received from key stakeholder

​Cricket Tasmania

$240.00

Receipt of gifts, benefits and hospitality
Date of Receipt of Offer
Description of gift, benefit and / or hospitality offered
Reason for acceptance
Person / Organisation offering gift, benefit and / or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)

28/12/2018

Two Tickets to Hobart International for the Tennis Tasmania box

Maintains stakeholder relationships. Departmental representation at the event

​Darren Sturgess Tennis Tasmania

$150.00

18/05/2019

Two tickets to AFL match at Blundstone arena – North Melbourne versus Sydney Swans

Maintain stakeholder relationships. Departmental representation at the event.

AFL Tasmania

$200.00

Provision of gifts, benefits and hospitality by agency
Date gift, benefit and / or hospitality providedDescription of gift, benefit and / or hospitality offeredReason gift, benefit and / or hospitality was providedPerson / Organisation offering gift, benefit and / or hospitalityValue of gift, benefit and / or hospitality ($)

​20/9/2018

​54 bales of hay

​Part of state’s assistance to drought relief for NSW and QLD.

​Ashley Youth Detention Centre

​$2,500.00