The Department of Communities Tasmania has adopted the whole of government gifts, benefits and hospitality policy. A copy of the policy can be found at the Department of Premier and Cabinet website:
Under the policy, the Head of Agency is to ensure that the agency maintains an appropriate Gift Register to record declarations by employees. The policy states that all declarations of gifts, benefits or hospitality to the value of $100 or greater, or a declaration of token mementos and modest refreshments (reaching the annual threshold of $100 from a single supplier that have been recorded in the agency's Gift Register in a financial year) must be published in the Agency's Annual Report for that financial year, or on the Agency's website within four months of the end of that financial year. The provision of gifts, benefits or hospitality by agency staff must also be recorded and published in the same way.
The registers below show gifts, benefits and hospitality and their value that have been accepted or provided by the Department of Communities Tasmania employees from 1 July 2018 to the end of the most recent quarter, in accordance with the policy.
The 2018-19 register will be updated on a quarterly basis.
Financial Year 2018-19
Receipt of gifts, benefits and hospitality
Date of Receipt of Offer
|Description of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offered|
Reason for acceptance
|Person/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitality||Value of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)|
|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|
|19/07/19||Invitation to event||Invitation received from key stakeholder||Aaron Pidgeon, CEO Netball Tasmania||$240|
|31/07/2019||Tickets to game||Invitation received from key stakeholder||Glynis Devereux, State President Southern Tasmania Netball Association||$320|
|21/08/2019||Invitation to event||Invitation received from key stakeholder||Chairman, Board and CEO, Cricket Tasmania||$100|
|16/09/2019||Tickets to event||Event was to fund raise for a housing organisation.||Aldo Antolli, CEO Pathways Inc||$300|
Provision of gifts, benefits and hospitality by agency
|Date gift, benefit and/or hospitality provided||Description of gift, benefit and/or hospitality offered||Reason gift, benefit and/or hospitality was provided||Person/Organisation offering gift, benefit and/or hospitality||Value of gift, benefit and/or hospitality ($)|
|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|