Tim Watts MP

Tim Watts MP

Member for Gellibrand, Victoria

Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs

Australian Labor Party

Total Interests: 61

Latest alteration: Gifts - 22/01/24

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

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Breach: Watts breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct by accepting free accommodation in Doha from Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs for himself and a staff member. The code requires that ministers only accept gifts (and services and other benefits) in accordance with the Gift Guidelines, which limit gifts from official or government sources to $750 unless the minister pays the difference. The staff member is also in breach as the guidelines apply to ministerial and electoral staff and ministers' families.

1. Shareholdings

Shareholdings - 4 records

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

DateRepPersonName of company
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfWatts Kwok Pty Ltd acts solely as trustee for Watts Kwok Family Trust ACN 169 429 369
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerBright Smart Media Services PL ACN 139 408 601
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerWatts Kwok Pty Ltd acts solely as trustee for Watts Kwok Family Trust ACN 169 429 369
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 4 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
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfWatts Kwok Family Trust. Watts Kwok Pty Ltd as trustee for Watts Kwok Family TrustProperty holdingsJoint beneficiary
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerBright Smart Media ServicesConsultancy ServicesSole interest
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerWatts Kwok Family Trust. Watts Kwok Pty Ltd as trustee for Watts Kwok Family TrustProperty holdingsJoint beneficiary
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenWatts Kwok Family TrustProperty holdingsJoint beneficiary

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
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfWatts Kwok Family TrustProperty holdingsChildren
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerWatts Kwok Family TrustProperty holdingsChildren
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

3. Real Estate

Real Estate - 4 records

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

DateRepPersonLocationPurpose
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfApartment, Kingston ACTInvestment
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfFamily home, Footscray VicPrincipal residence
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerFamily home, Footscray VICPrincipal residence
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

4. Directorships

Directorships - 4 records

Registered directorships of companies

DateRepPersonName of companyActivities of company
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfWatts Kwok Pty LtdProperty services
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerWatts Kwok Pty LtdProperty services
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerBright Smart Media Services Pty LtdConsultancy
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

5. Partnerships

Partnerships - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonNameNature of interestsActivities
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

6. Liabilities

Liabilities - 6 records

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

DateRepPersonLiabilityCreditor
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfCredit cardAmex
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfCredit cardWestpac
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfCredit cardCBA
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfHome loanBank of Melbourne
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

7. Bonds

Bonds - 5 records

Bonds, debentures and like investments

DateRepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is held
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfSuperannuationTelstra Superannuation Scheme
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerSuperannuationAustralian Super
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerSuperannuation↳ Deleted from register 26/09/22BT
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerSuperannuation↳ Deleted from register 26/09/22AMP
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings - 7 records

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

DateRepPersonName of bank/institution
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfBank of Melbourne
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfCBA
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfCBA
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerBank of Melbourne
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerUP Bank
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerING Direct
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenCommonwealth Bank

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
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfTelstra Superannuation Account
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

10. Other income

Other income - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of income
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

11. Gifts

Gifts - 21 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
22/01/2024Watts, TimSelf4 x RLA tickets to Australian Open Day 2 from Tennis Australia
13/12/2023Watts, TimSelf1x small rug, from Foreign Minister of Morocco, value AUD 250
22/08/2023Watts, TimSelfHandmade silk rug/artwork presented by Afghan Community valued at approximately $500, with accompanying chocolates
11/07/2023Watts, TimSelfGift - 2x tickets to 2023 Midwinter Ball, Parliament House, June 2023 - table sponsored by Telstra Australia. Approx value $330.
11/07/2023Watts, TimSelfGift - Zacapa XO Rum - one bottle - diplomatic gift from Ambassador of Guatemala in Canberra, June 2023. Approx value $160
14/02/2023Watts, TimSelfGifts- 2 x Tickets to "Sunday" performance from Melbourne Theatre Company. Approx value $250 AUD
14/02/2023Watts, TimSelfGifts- 2 x Tickets to Ballet Under the Stars event and pre-performance reception from the Australian Ballet. Approx value - Event is a free nonticketed event
14/02/2023Watts, TimSelfGifts- 2 x Tickets to MSO's 10th Anniversary Chinese New Year Concert at Arts Centre Melbourne- provided by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Approx value $194 AUD
29/11/2022Watts, TimSelfGift -Socceroos Jersey from Football Australia $115
26/09/2022Watts, TimSelf2 Tickets to AFL Grand Final 2022 including hospitality as guests of Asahi Beverages
12/09/2022Watts, TimSelfGift of 2 x Mid Winter Ball 2022 tickets from Salesforce
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelf2 Tickets to the AFL Presidents Dinner and Melbourne v Bulldogs game from AFL
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelf2022 A-League Grand Final ticket from Western United Football Club
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfBottle of Johnny Walker Aged 18 years Whiskey from Dr Rahul Tipnis
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfMcKinnon Institute for Political Leadership Advanced leadership program
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelf2 Tickets to Malthouse Theatre Company production of Anna K, care of Malthouse Theatre Company
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelf2 Tickets to Melbourne Theatre Company production of Laurinda, care of Melbourne Theatre Company
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfGlobal Basketball and personalised ball from NBL
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfFoxtel connection for the electorate office
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

12. Travel or hospitality

Travel or hospitality - 6 records

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

DateRepPersonDetails of travel/hospitality
10/01/2024Watts, TimSelfMinister and 1 staff x 2 nights accommodation in Doha, Qatar as guest - of Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs
12/09/2023Watts, TimSelf1 x ticket to Boomers v World exhibition match and function at Rod Laver - Arena as guest of Basketball Australia - Ticket to Matildas v England Women's World Cup Match on Wednesday - 16 August. Invited by FIFA.
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfComplimentary Membership of Virgin Australia's The Club
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfComplimentary Membership of Qantas Chairman's Lounge
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

13. Memberships

Memberships - 10 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
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfMember of Western United FC
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfMember of ALP, Williamstown Branch (Vic)
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfMember of Williamstown Lifesaving Club
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfMember, AFL Western Bulldogs
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerMember of Australian Society of Travel Writers
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerMember of Victorian Tourism Industry Council
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerMember of ALP, Footscray Branch (Vic)
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerMember of Footscray Traders Association
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerBoard Member, Footscray Community Arts Centre
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent 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
11/04/2022Watts, TimSelfNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Watts, TimDependent childrenNil

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