The ANAO gifts and benefits policy recommends that ANAO employees do not accept any gifts or benefits in their role as an employee of the ANAO. Employees are required to report any offered gift or benefit (whether accepted or refused) within 10 business days of the offer being made, through an internal gifts and benefits register. The data collected through the internal register is reported to the ANAO’s Executive Board of Management, and a subset of the data is reported publicly, through this page, twice per year.

Gifts and benefits (1 July to 30 December 2017)

Gifts and benefits

Date Offered

Description of Gift

Gift or Benefit

Approx. value

Name of Donor

Status of Gift / benefit

Reason for Acceptance

Approving Officer if gift / benefit retained

18/12/2017

Cupcakes delivered by ANAO contractor at Christmas

Gift

<$100

Canprint

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

8/12/2017

Promotional item - desk calendars

Gift

<$100

Prodata

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

7/12/2017

Double Frame - colour etching Mt Fuji and photograph of Mt Fuji

Gift

<$100

Board of Audit of Japan

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

6/12/2017

Chocolates received as a thank-you for presenting at PNG Leadership and Governance in the Public Sector course run by UNSW as part of DFAT’s Australian Awards program

Gift

<$100

Australia New Zealand awards

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

6/12/2017

Chocolates received as a thank-you for presenting at PNG Leadership and Governance in the Public Sector course run by UNSW as part of DFAT’s Australian Awards program

Gift

<$100

University of NSW

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

1/12/2017

2 bottles of wine

Gift

<$100

Australian National Centre for Audit & Assurance Research

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

30/11/2017

Invitation to Panel Discussion at National Press Club: ‘Kicking Goals: Three successful Australian leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges in levelling the playing field for women in corporate Australia, the public service and sport’

Benefit

<$100

Synergy Group

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

29/11/2017

Invitation to Panel Discussion at National Press Club: ‘Kicking Goals: Three successful Australian leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges in levelling the playing field for women in corporate Australia, the public service and sport’

Benefit

<$100

Synergy Group

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

15/11/2017

Temple of Prambanan wooden desk plaque given to manager of secondee from Indonesia

Gift

<$100

Indonesian Secondee to the ANAO

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

10/11/2017

Invitation to attend 30th anniversary of Tech1

Benefit

<$100

Technology 1

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

9/11/2017

Invitation to attend “Hyperreal” at National Gallery

Benefit

<$100

Clayton Utz

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

8/11/2017

Invite to Maddocks 5 Year Anniversary/Xmas Party

Benefit

<$100

Maddocks Legal

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

7/11/2017

2 T-shirts presented to performance audit team at the conclusion of their visit to the Stradbroke Island medical centre.

Gift

<$100

Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

5/11/2017

Batik scarf presented to ANAO officer who collected an Indonesian Secondee from the airport

Gift

<$100

Indonesian Secondee

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

1/11/2017

Boxed Picture of man riding a bicycle – Silver presented to the Deputy Auditor General by the Vice Chair Professor Dr Bahrullah Akbar of The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia

Gift

<$100

The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

24/10/2017

Invitation to attend executive forum - donor is contracted to undertake a performance audit

Benefit

>$100

Callida Consulting

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

23/10/2017

Batik cotton wall hanging presented to ANAO by Indonesian Delegation

Gift

<$100

Delegation of Indonesian government officials

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

20/10/2017

Payment of drink whilst at a business meeting

Benefit

<$100

Auditee

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

16/10/2017

 

Promotional item - Department of Veterans’ Affairs 2018 Commemorative Calendar, Australia’s Official War Artists

Gift

<$100

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

16/10/2017

Dinner invitation

Benefit

>$100

CPA Australia

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

11/10/2017

Candle presented as a thank you for participating in training of an international delegation on ANAO procedures and policies for audit preparation and management.

Gift

<$100

Macquarie University

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

11/10/2017

Candle presented as a thank you for participating in training of an international delegation on ANAO procedures and policies for audit preparation and management.

Gift

<$100

Macquarie University

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

11/10/2017

Candle presented as a thank you for participating in training of an international delegation on ANAO procedures and policies for audit preparation and management.

Gift

<$100

Macquarie University

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

11/10/2017

Scholarship Program for Strengthening Reforming Institutions – Republic of Indonesia plaque presented as a thank you for participating in training of an international delegation on ANAO procedures and policies for audit preparation and management.

Gift

<$100

Indonesian Ministry of National Development and Planning

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

11/10/2017

Wooden Mask presented as a thank you for participating in training of an international delegation on ANAO procedures and policies for audit preparation and management.

Gift

>$100

Indonesian Ministry of National Development and Planning

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

4/10/2017

Complimentary ticket to Gartner symposium

Benefit

>$1000

Gartner

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

4/10/2017

Complimentary ticket to Gartner symposium

Benefit

>$1000

Gartner

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

13/9/2017

Katnook Estate Cab Sav 2013

Gift

<$100

CA ANZ

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

13/9/2017

Mug presented as part of ceremony for signing DSS Financial Statements.

Gift

<$100

Department of Social Services

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

22/8/2017

Invite to lunch at press club with speech about High Court consideration of dual citizen MPs

Benefit

<$100

Maddocks Lawyers

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

14/8/2017

Invitation to launch of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Benefit

<$100

50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

11/8/2017

Grass woven matt with Tuvalu entwined in design presented to participants at PASAI Congress

Gift

<$100

Tuvalu Audit Office

Retained by Officer

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

s66 Delegate

10/8/2017

Institute of Internal Auditors Publications

Gift

>$100

Institute of Internal Auditors

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

7/08/2017

Travel costs to attend 22nd Tokyo International Meeting on Audit

Benefit

>$1000

Board of Audit Japan

Retained by Officer

Gift of Gratitude offered to all panellists

S66 Delegate

7/8/2017

Sarong presented to head of delegation at PASAI Congress

Gift

<$100

Tuvaluan Audit Office

Retained by Officer

Gift of Gratitude

s66 Delegate

7/8/2017

Conference Pack (T-shirt, Stationery, Scarf) presented to all participants at the PASAI Congress for use at the meeting

Gift

<$100

PASAI

Retained by Officer

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

s66 Delegate

7/8/2017

Woven mat, Woven fan presented to participants at PASAI Congress

Gift

<$100

Tuvaluan Government

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

 

28/7/2017

 

Ticket to conference

Benefit

>$1000

Techfest

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

27/7/2017

Money clip and pottery tea set given to ANAO team who presented to a Taiwanese delegation on PGPA and Value For Money audits.

Gift

>$100

Taiwanese delegation

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

27/7/2017

Money clip or bookmark given to ANAO team who presented to a Taiwanese delegation on PGPA and Value For Money audits.

Gift

<$100

Taiwanese delegation

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

27/7/2017

Money clip or bookmark given to ANAO team who presented to a Taiwanese delegation on PGPA and Value For Money audits.

Gift

<$100

Taiwanese delegation

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

27/7/2017

Lunch provided to staff member in capacity as member of the Australasian Council of Auditors General peer review team, when undertaking peer review of the Western Australia Audit Office

Benefit

<$100

Office of the Auditor General, Western Australia

Accepted

Gift of Gratitude offered to all participants

s66 Delegate

21/7/2017

Audit New Zealand pen in gift box as part of meetings with NZ peers - promotional items from Audit NZ

Gift

<$100

NZ Audit Office

Retained by Officer

Gift of Gratitude

s66 Delegate

17/7/2017

Hardcover academic text, “The Reality of Budgetary Reforms in OECD” (edited by John Wanna) – presented as a thank-you for addressing postgraduate students at Crawford school, Australian National University

Gift

>$100

Australian National University

Retained by ANAO

Gift of Gratitude

 

12/07/2017

Invitation to charity cocktail event

Benefit

<$100

Bravery Trust

Declined at point of offer

n/a

 

11/07/2017

XXII-INCOSAI 2016 UAE conference medallion and presentation box

Gift

<$100

UAE SAI

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited

 

               

Gifts and benefits (1 January to 30 June 2017)

Gifts offered

Date registered

 

Description of gift

Approx. value

Name of donor

Status of gift (ANAO or officer)

Reason for acceptance

Approving officer of retained gift/s by an individual employee

18/1/17

Vase on stand and plate

<$100

China’s Auditor-General of the Military Audit Office

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

18/1/17

Decorative fan

<$100

China’s Auditor-General of the Military Audit Office

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

18/1/17

Boxed pen set

<$100

China’s Auditor-General of the Military Audit Office

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

18/1/17

Boxed pen set

<$100

China’s Auditor-General of the Military Audit Office

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

1/2/17

Five 12oz Plastic Coffee Cups

<$100

CIT Solutions

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

8/2/17

Two of: three volume book set — International GAAP 2017

>$100

Ernst & Young

Retained by ANAO

Received unsolicited via mail

n/a

16/2/17

Glass plaque

<$100

Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

14/3/17

Peruvian chullo (beanie)

<$100

Peruvian National Audit Office

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude sent via mail

n/a

23/3/17

Bodhi-tree

≤$100

Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

24/3/17

Framed Sanjhi-Uttar Pradesh — the papercut art

≤$100

Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

31/3/17

Tea and coffee bags

<$100

Indonesian ACAG delegation

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

31/3/17

PNG bilum

<$100

PNG ACAG delegation

Retained by ANAO

Gift of gratitude

n/a

13/4/17

Ticket to Australian Hearings 70th anniversary

<$100

Australian Hearing

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

3/5/17

Glass plaque

<$100

Department of Defence

Retained by officer

Gift of gratitude

Section 66 delegate

3/5/17

Medallion

<$100

Department of Defence

Retained by officer

Gift of gratitude

Section 66 delegate

             

Benefits offered

Date registered

 

Description of benefit

Approx. value

Name of donor

Status of benefit

Reason for acceptance

Approving officer of retained benefit/s by an individual employee

22/2/17

INVITATION: Ashurst UN Women: International Women’s Day lunch

<$100

Sarah Ross-Smith

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

23/2/17

Free ticket to attend CA ANZ Audit Conference (offered as I am a member of the CA ANZ Audit Advisory Committee)

>$100

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

27/2/17

Invitation to breakfast

<$100

Ernst & Young

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

27/2/17

Ticket to EY Women in Leadership breakfast

<$100

Ernst & Young

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

27/3/17

Lunch invitation with Szymon Duniec & Stacey Lewis of ORIMA Research

≤$100

ORIMA Research

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

31/3/17

Breakfast seminar invitation with guest speaker Professor. Dirk Zetzsche

<$100

King Wood and Mallesons

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

6/4/17

Attendance at Federal Budget Dinner 2017

≤$100

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Originally accepted. [unable to attend on the day]

Member of the CA ANZ ACT Regional Council

n/a

13/4/17

Leading with influence workshop and lunch

<$100

RSM Australia

Accepted

Interested in content; invited as part of alumni of firm rather than as an ANAO officer

Section 66 delegate

5/6/17

MacTel Function following their secure gateway contract extension briefing

<$100

MacTel

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a

13/6/17

Invitation to 2017 Public Sector Forum

>$100

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Declined at point of offer

n/a

n/a