Patrick Gorman MP

Patrick Gorman MP

Member for Perth, Western Australia

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Assistant Minister for the Public Service

Australian Labor Party


Total Interests: 49

Latest alteration: Travel or hospitality - 22/11/23

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

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Problems: Gorman declared on 23/08/22 that he'd divested his shareholding in Vulcan Energy Resources (ASX:VUL), as required to do under the Prime Minister's new ministerial code of conduct, but he failed to declare owning the shares in the last parliament.

While this is not a breach of the ministerial code, it puts him at risk of being found guilty of serious contempt of the House of Representatives and dealt with accordingly, as detailed in the House resolution on the Registration of Members' interests, if he knowingly failed to disclose owning the shares.

Given Gorman declared his divestment, it's clear he did not deliberately hide owning the shares, but his actions were careless and not up to the standard expected of a minister. Let's hope he is more diligent declaring his interests from now on.

1. Shareholdings

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

RepPersonName of companyDate
Patrick GormanSelfFamily investment in the following index funds FAIR, ETHI, VAS, VHY and VESG.↳ Divested holdings. Deleted from register 23/08/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfVulcan Energy Resources (ASX:VUL) Ordinary Shares↳ Divested. Deleted from register 23/08/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerFamily investment in the following index funds FAIR, ETHI, VAS, VHY and VESG.↳ Divested holdings. Deleted from register 23/08/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerVulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX:VUL) Ordinary Shares↳ Divested. Deleted from register 23/08/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerVulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX:VUL) Performance Rights↳ Divested. Deleted from register 23/08/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerFortescue Metals Group↳ Deleted from register 23/08/2211/08/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts and nominee companies

i. in which a beneficial interest is held

RepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interestDate
Patrick GormanSelfMelo Pty Ltd. I advise that myself and my dependent child cannot exercise control over the right to vote or dispose of any shares held by this entity.Trustee for the King Family TrustPotential beneficiary11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerMelo Pty Ltd. Trustee for the King Family Trust. I advise that myself, my spouse and my dependent children cannot exercise control over the right to vote or dispose of any shares held by this entity.Potential beneficiary11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenMelo Pty LtdTrustee for the King Family Trust. I advise that myself, my spouse and my dependent children cannot exercise control over the right to vote or dispose of any shares held by this entity.Potential beneficiary11/04/2022

2. Family and business trusts

ii. in which someone is a trustee

RepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interestDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

3. Real Estate

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

RepPersonLocationPurposeDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerHouse, North PerthFamily home11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

4. Directorships

Registered directorships of companies

RepPersonName of companyActivities of companyDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

5. Partnerships

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

RepPersonNameNature of interestsActivitiesDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

6. Liabilities

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

RepPersonLiabilityCreditorDate
Patrick GormanSelfMortgage on residence owned by spouseNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfCredit Cards NAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfLoan for electorate vehicleNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfCar loan ↳ Loan paid off. Deleted from register 19/12/22Volkswagen Financial Services11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerMortgage on residenceNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerCredit Cards NAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

7. Bonds

Bonds, debentures and like investments

RepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is heldDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

8. Savings or investment accounts

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

RepPersonName of bank/institutionDate
Patrick GormanSelfNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMacquarie Bank13/02/2023
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNAB11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerMacquarie Bank13/02/2023
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNAB11/04/2022

9. Other assets

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

RepPersonNature of any other assetsDate
Patrick GormanSelfElectorate vehicle11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

10. Other income

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

RepPersonNature of incomeDate
Patrick GormanSelfNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerEmployment at Vulcan Energy↳ Wife no longer works at Vulcan Energy. She still holds performance rights [see Section 1 Shareholdings] attached to her name, however, as she has left the company these will not be vested with her. Deleted from register 19/12/2211/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

11. Gifts

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.

RepPersonDetails of giftsDate
Patrick GormanSelfFoxtel subscription for my electorate office from Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA). 11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMembership of the Virgin Beyond Lounge11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMembership of the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge 11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfPerth Airport Carpark Pass providing parking at no cost11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfCorporate suite tickets from Qantas to the Western Derby West Coast - Eagles v Fremantle Dockers on Saturday 12 August 2023 for myself and - my wife25/08/2023
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

12. Travel or hospitality

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

RepPersonDetails of travel/hospitalityDate
Patrick GormanSelfTickets to the West Coast Eagles v Melbourne AFL match on 15 May 2022 from Seven West Media. 11/08/2022
Patrick GormanSelfTickets to attend the Netball Australia Grand Final on 3 July 2022 in Perth from Netball Australia. 11/08/2022
Patrick GormanSelfTickets to attend the 2022 State of Origin Round Two game on 26 June 2022 in Perth from the NRL Commission.11/08/2022
Patrick GormanSelfTickets to attend the Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles on 13 August 2022 from the West Australian Football Commission. 11/08/2022
Patrick GormanSelfTickets for myself and spouse to attend the 2022 Telethon Ball held on 22 October 2022 provided by SevenWest Media.24/10/2022
Patrick GormanSelfOn 2 April 2023 I accepted the hospitality of three tickets to the RAC Western Derby at Optus Stadium, provided by Optus. 13/04/2023
Patrick GormanSelfOn 24 March 2023, I accepted hospitality from the Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce for their Rottnest After Dark event. This event included two return charter tickets from Fremantle to Rottnest and general hospitality.13/04/2023
Patrick GormanSelfTwo tickets to the Midwinter Ball on Wednesday 21 June 2023, for myself and my wife, provided by Sky News. 22/06/2023
Patrick GormanSelfTwo tickets to Disney on Ice on Saturday 17 June 2023, for myself and my son, provided by Seven West Media.22/06/2023
Patrick GormanSelfI accepted an invitation from Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, to participate in the S R Nathan Fellowship from 2 to 5 July. In accordance with advice from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, flight and Ministerial travel costs to Singapore were covered by the Commonwealth. I declare that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore provided ground transport, accommodation and hospitality. 12/07/2023
Patrick GormanSelfTwo tickets to the Telethon Ball 2023 on Saturday 21 October 2023, for - myself and my wife. - Please note I notified this alteration in a letter dated 1 November 2023. - On the same date the letter was emailed by my office to - PID.reps@aph.gov.au, an email address that has previously processed - such notifications21/11/2023
Patrick GormanSelfFour tickets to the Wiggles concert on Saturday, 18 November, for - myself, my wife Jess and our two children from Seven West Media and - Anthony De Ceglie, Editor In Chief. 22/11/2023
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerTickets for myself and spouse to attend the 2022 Telethon Ball held on 22 October 2022 provided by SevenWest Media.24/10/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerTicket to the Telethon Ball 2023 on Saturday 21 October 202321/11/2023
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerTicket to the Wiggles concert on Saturday, 18 November 2023 22/11/2023
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenTicket to the Wiggles concert on Saturday, 18 November 2023 22/11/2023
Patrick GormanDependent childrenTicket to the Wiggles concert on Saturday, 18 November 2023 22/11/2023

13. Memberships

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

RepPersonName of organisationDate
Patrick GormanSelfMember of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch)11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMember of the Fremantle Dockers11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMember of United Voice (WA Branch)11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfMember of the Australian Republican Movement11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSelfUnited Workers Union (Member)11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerMember of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch)11/04/2022
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNational Archives of Australia (Member)11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022

14. Other Interests

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

RepPersonNature of interestsDate
Patrick GormanSelfI am a defendant in a civil proceeding initiated by Tristan Cockman against members of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) relating to the Party’s decision not to endorse him as a candidate for Cowan at the 2016 federal election. While I have already disclosed my membership of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) and while I do not see how a perceived conflict could arise, for completeness I also declare that the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) is covering the legal costs of this matter.↳ On 14 March the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Court of Appeal, in the matter CACV 37 of 2022, dismissed the appeal from Tristan Cockman with costs awarded to myself and other respondents. 22/03/2311/08/2022
Patrick GormanSelfI have accepted a place in the McKinnon Institute Advanced Political Leadership program for 2023. This scholarship includes costs of delivering the program, training, education, accommodation in Adelaide, ground transport and hospitality. 29/05/2023
Patrick GormanSelfFurther to my update of 22 March, I advise that Mr Cockman has applied for this matter to be heard by the High Court. While I have already disclosed my membership of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) and while I do not see how a perceived conflict could arise, for completeness I also declare that the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) is again covering the legal costs of this matter. 19/07/2023
Patrick GormanSelfFurther to my update of 19 July 2023, I advise that the High Court has dismissed with costs Mr Cockman’s special leave application, [2023] HCASL 145. While I have already disclosed my membership of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) and while I do not see how a perceived conflict could arise, for completeness 1 also declare that the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) covered the legal costs of this matter12/10/2023
Patrick GormanSpouse/partnerNil11/04/2022
Patrick GormanDependent childrenNil11/04/2022