Meryl Swanson MP

Meryl Swanson MP

Member for Paterson, NSW

Australian Labor Party

Total Interests: 89

Latest alteration: Other interests - 26/10/23

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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1. Shareholdings

Shareholdings - 17 records

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

DateRepPersonName of company
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfSwanridge Super Pty Ltd Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfnib Group (NHF) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNational Australia Bank Limited (ASX:NAB) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfLynas Rare Earths Limited (ASX:LYC) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfHarvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX:HVN) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd Swanridge Group Pty Ltd - investment and trustee of Swanridge Family Trust
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerSwanridge Super Pty Ltd Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty Ltd
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnernib Group (NHF) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank Limited (ASX:NAB) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerLynas Rare Earths Limited (ASX:LYC) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerHarvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX:HVN) (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 5 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
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Family TrustUnit Holder of Operating TrustPrincipal Beneficiary
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore No. 2 TrustOperating Trust Harvey Norman StoreUnit Holder
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent 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
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

3. Real Estate

Real Estate - 9 records

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

DateRepPersonLocationPurpose
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfHouse and granny flat Kurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Investment
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfHouse Buchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerUnit Kingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerUnit Nelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerHouse and granny flat Kurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse) Residence InvestmentInvestment
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerHouse Buchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

4. Directorships

Directorships - 4 records

Registered directorships of companies

DateRepPersonName of companyActivities of company
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty LtdTrustee of N. Swanson Family Trust
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty LtdTrustee of Operating Trust
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

5. Partnerships

Partnerships - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonNameNature of interestsActivities
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

6. Liabilities

Liabilities - 5 records

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

DateRepPersonLiabilityCreditor
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

7. Bonds

Bonds - 3 records

Bonds, debentures and like investments

DateRepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is held
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings - 9 records

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

DateRepPersonName of bank/institution
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfThe Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfCommonwealth Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfMacquarie Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerThe Mutual
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerMacquarie Bank
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent children

9. Other assets

Other assets - 9 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of any other assets
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfPerpetual Managed Funds – BT Property Securities, Fidelity Australia Equity, Lazards Global List Infrastructure, MFS Global Equity, OnePath Diversified Fixed Interest (via SMSF jointly held with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerTractor held in Swanridge Family Trust
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerLife insurance policy held via SMSF
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerPerpetual Managed Funds – BT Property Securities, Fidelity Australia Equity, Lazards Global List Infrastructure, MFS Global Equity, OnePath Diversified Fixed Interest (via SMSF jointly held with spouse)
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

10. Other income

Other income - 4 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of income
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfIncome from investments as set out above
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerIncome from investments as set out above
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerIncome from Operating Trust as set out above
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

11. Gifts

Gifts - 9 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
23/01/2023Swanson, MerylSelf4 x Tickets to Elton John concert McDonald Jones Stadium as guests of Newcastle Airport Corporation
23/01/2023Swanson, MerylSelf2 x tickets as guests of Tabcorp to Magic Millions VIP Marquee
25/10/2022Swanson, MerylSelf2 x tickets to the Mai-Wel Gala Ball (local charity)
05/09/2022Swanson, MerylSelf2 x tickets National Press Gallery MidWinter Ball - Meryl and Nick Swanson - guests of Sky News
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelf18/08/2022 Gough Whitlam ASU memorabilia $200
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelf21/08/2022 Voice for Mining NSW Minerals Council VIP Box Knights vs Canberra x 2 tickets
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelf22/07/2022 Guest of Whiteley Knights vs Roosters Captains Lounge McDonald Jones Stadium x 1 ticket
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

12. Travel or hospitality

Travel or hospitality - 9 records

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

DateRepPersonDetails of travel/hospitality
01/05/2023Swanson, MerylSelfSponsored travel to USA including airfares and accommodation provided by Pyne & Partners [AUKUS defence industry delegation to Washington D.C. and New York, 28 March to 4 April 2023]
09/02/2023Swanson, MerylSelf6 x bottles of Pepperjack Grenache valued at $19.99 each ($119.94 Total) at danmurphys.com.au and 6 x bottles of Early Development Low Alcohol wine (Value unknown as not sold commercially) donated to the Parliamentary Friends of Viticulture by Treasury Wines Estate and unused at the Wednesday 8th of February PFOV event at Parliament House
23/01/2023Swanson, MerylSelfSponsored travel to Taiwan including airfares, accommodation, meals and incidentals provided by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia
25/10/2022Swanson, MerylSelfTravel to the Pilbara region hosted by the Council of Minerals and Energy to experience a better understanding of the industry - briefings by stakeholders
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfVirgin Australia The Club Membership [Beyond Lounge]
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerVirgin Australia The Club Membership [Beyond Lounge]
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

13. Memberships

Memberships - 20 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
09/08/2023Swanson, MerylSelfMembership with Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber 09/08/2023
21/02/2023Swanson, MerylSelfMember of Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2023
25/10/2022Swanson, MerylSelfPatron of Maitland and District Cricket Umpire' and Scorers' Association Incorporated
06/10/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNewcastle Golf Club - Honorary membership 2022/23
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfKurri Golf Club Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfMaitland Business Chamber Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfOvarian Cancer Australia Ambassador
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfKurri Kurri Business Chamber Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfKurri Kurri RSL Sub Branch Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfRaymond Terrace & District Historical Society Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfCessnock Performing Arts Centre Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfMaitland Repertory Theatre Inc Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfWomens Network Hunter Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfRichmond Vale Rail Trail Inc Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfMaitland & District Umpire Association Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfBeresfield Barracudas Swimming Club Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfEmily's List Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfTomaree Business Chamber Member
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

14. Other Interests

Other Interests - 6 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
26/10/2023Swanson, MerylSelfPatron - Maitland Musical Society Inc.
18/05/2023Swanson, MerylSelfPatron of the Abermain Eisteddfod for 2023
24/08/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNational Service & Combined Forces Association of Australia Inc Maitland Branch - Patron
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSelfNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Swanson, MerylDependent childrenNil

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