Bill Shorten MP

Bill Shorten MP

Member for Maribyrnong, Victoria

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister for Government Services

Australian Labor Party

Total Interests: 47

Latest alteration: Travel or hospitality - 16/05/24

Source: Statement of Registrable Interests - this contains interests declared as at 11/04/22 and alterations since then.  

This statement contains interests declared as at the dissolution of the previous parliament on 11/04/22 and any alterations since then, including new interests and amendments and deletions to existing interests. The date of an alteration is when it was declared to the register, not when the change occurred.

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Breach: 1. Shorten breached the Prime Minister's ministerial code of conduct by not divesting his shareholding in East Malvern Community Financial Services Limited on becoming a minister. After Open Politics revealed this on August 27, Shorten stated he would take steps to divest them. He added that the shares were inherited from his late mother and that he was not clear whether they were his to sell. Another issue is that the shares were not liquid (could not be sold easily) as they are not on the ASX. Nonetheless, Shorten should not have waited for our revelation before beginning the divestment process.

2. Shorten breached the ministerial code of conduct a second time by accepting a First Class Emirates upgrade. Section 3.20 of the the code and the associated gift guidelines do not allow ministers to accept gifts or benefits above $750 from an official source (Emirates is owned by the Government of Dubai).

1. Shareholdings

Shareholdings - 3 records

Shareholdings in public and private companies, including any holding or subsidiary companies

DateRepPersonName of company
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfMurrumbeena / East Malvern Community Financial Services Limited↳ Deleted from register 5/10/22
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

Family and business trusts and nominee companies

i. in which a beneficial interest is held

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

ii. in which someone is a trustee

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

3. Real Estate

Real Estate - 3 records

Real estate, including the location (suburb or area only) and the purpose for which it is owned

DateRepPersonLocationPurpose
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfTravancore, VICFamily home
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerTravancore, VICFamily home
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

4. Directorships

Directorships - 5 records

Registered directorships of companies

DateRepPersonName of companyActivities of company
05/06/2023Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerChair of the Centre for Digital Wellbeing (Chloe Shorten- unpaid position)
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerAlfred Hospital Health
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerIndustry Fund SuperIndustry super
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

5. Partnerships

Partnerships - 3 records

Partnerships, including the nature of the interests and activities of the partnership

DateRepPersonNameNature of interestsActivities
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

6. Liabilities

Liabilities - 4 records

Liabilities, including the nature of the liability and the name of the creditor

DateRepPersonLiabilityCreditor
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfCREDIT CARDSANZ
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfMortgage on residential propertyME Bank
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerCREDIT CARDSANZ
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

7. Bonds

Bonds - 3 records

Bonds, debentures and like investments

DateRepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is held
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings - 5 records

Savings or investment accounts, including the nature of the account and the name of the bank or financial institution

DateRepPersonName of bank/institution
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfANZ
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerGoldman-Sachs Cash Trust
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerANZ
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerBENDIGO
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenBENDIGO

9. Other assets

Other assets - 3 records

The nature of any other assets (excluding household and personal effects) each valued at over $7,500

DateRepPersonNature of any other assets
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerMotor vehicle
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

10. Other income

Other income - 4 records

The nature of any other substantial sources of income (excluding official salary)

DateRepPersonNature of income
14/12/2023Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerMrs Shorten - Serves as a member of the Southern Metropolitan - Cemeteries Trust, which is the guardian and custodian of a number of - public cemeteries and crematoria.
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNIL
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerFees from royalties from publications and speaking engagements
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNIL

11. Gifts

Gifts - 5 records

Gifts of more than $750 from official sources (e.g. a foreign or domestic government, or officeholder in a government) or at more than $300 from non-official sources. Gifts from family or friends do not need to be declared unless a member or senator judges that it could create an appearance of a conflict of interest.

DateRepPersonDetails of gifts
14/12/2023Shorten, BillSelfQuarterly Essay complementary subscription
18/09/2023Shorten, BillSelfSet of 2 KAGAMI crystal drinking glasses from Ambassador of Japan, - HE Mr Kazuhiro Suzuki received 8 September 2023
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelf2x complimentary tickets for the Preliminary Final Vixens vs Giants
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNIL
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

12. Travel or hospitality

Travel or hospitality - 19 records

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

DateRepPersonDetails of travel/hospitality
16/05/2024Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Essendon FC Anzac Day President's Function - Essendon v Collingwood
29/04/2024Shorten, BillSelfVirgin Australia complimentary upgrade from economy to business from Brisbane to Melbourne flight
29/02/2024Shorten, BillSelfGuests of St Jerome's Laneway festival
14/02/2024Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Sportsbet - attended the Australian Open Men's Semi Final
23/01/2024Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Cricket Australia at Day 2 Boxing Day Test - Australia vs - Pakistan
01/12/2023Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Opera Australia - Miss Saigon
01/12/2023Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Tabcorp - Melbourne Cup
10/08/2023Shorten, BillSelfComplimentary and unsolicited upgrade to First Class, Emirates on one sector of a trip
26/06/2023Shorten, BillSelfGuest of Fight MND as NDIS Minister - 2 tickets to Melbourne v Collingwood 2023 MND Fundraising game
26/06/2023Shorten, BillSelf2 tickets to 2023 Midwinter Ball
02/05/2023Shorten, BillSelfMinister + guest ticket - Collingwood Football Club President's Club lunch event
08/02/2023Shorten, BillSelf2 tickets to the Australian Open Mens Finals [provider of tickets not disclosed]
08/02/2023Shorten, BillSelf2 tickets to the Australian Open Mens Finals [provider of tickets not disclosed]
05/10/2022Shorten, BillSelfSemi Final 1 Collingwood vs Fremantle tickets x4
05/10/2022Shorten, BillSelfQualifying Final 1 Geelong Cats vs Collingwood tickets x2
23/08/2022Shorten, BillSelf2x complimentary tickets to the Preliminary Final Vixens vs Giants from Netball Victoria
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfComplimentary hotel accommodation provided by Channel 9 election night tv appearance
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

13. Memberships

Memberships - 13 records

Membership of any organisation where a conflict of interest with a member's or senator's public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise

DateRepPersonName of organisation
01/11/2022Shorten, BillSelfHonorary membership to the Melbourne Royal
05/10/2022Shorten, BillSelfQantas Lifetime Platinum Membership
05/10/2022Shorten, BillSelfVictoria Racing Club 2022/23 Membership cards x2
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfComplimentary Membership of Virgin Australia "Beyond"
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfComplimentary Membership of Qantas Chairmans Lounge
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfAUSTRALIAN SERVICES UNION (NSW) HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfHONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TRAVELLING SHOWMENS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfAUSTRALIAN WORKERS UNION Life member
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfAUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerComplimentary Membership of Virgin Australia "Beyond"
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerComplimentary Membership of Qantas Chairmans Lounge
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerAUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

14. Other Interests

Other Interests - 3 records

Any other interests where a conflict of interest with a member's or senator's public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise

DateRepPersonNature of interests
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSelfNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Shorten, BillDependent childrenNil

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