The Australian Public Service Commission has provided guidance relating to gifts and benefits for agency heads (including departmental secretaries).
Agency heads must not accept gifts or benefits which might reasonably be seen to compromise their integrity. All gifts or benefits accepted (and valued at over $AUD100.00, excluding GST), must be publicly disclosed.
Agency heads must publish a register of gifts and benefits they accept on their departmental or agency website on a quarterly basis.
Statement by Patrick McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer:
In the course of my duties as agency head of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, I received the following gifts and/or benefits whose value exceeds the stipulated threshold of $AUD100.00 (excluding GST) between 1 October and 31 December 2023:
|Gift item/ benefit/service
|Received by (if not agency head)
|Estimated value $A