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Donor Kebab: Political donors give more than money

Cross referencing the Australian Electoral Commission's donations register with the Parliament's interests registers reveals industrial scale influence peddling, with some of Australia's largest donors providing federal politicians with food, alcohol, and sports and concert tickets. And a Coalition MP suspects this is not the full extent of the largesse.

By Sean Johnson
9 February 2022


Hospitality and gifts are a big part of the influence game | Photo Scott Warman

Tabcorp doesn't do things by halves. Australia's largest gambling company was fined $45 million in 2017 for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws on 108 separate occasions, but no one could accuse them of not being diligent in duchessing political parties and their elected representatives.

Donations data released last week by the Australian Electoral Commission shows Tabcorp Holdings Limited donated $186,940 to the Liberals, Labor, and the Nationals in 2020-21, with the money spread across various federal and state branches. Tabcorp's total donations since the May 2019 election come to $391,195, though this understates the company's donations as any made after 30 June 2021 are yet to be disclosed.

Tabcorp's support for Australian democracy doesn't end there. As the table below shows, during this parliamentary term the company has thrown hospitality at elected officials, providing 23 of them with a total of 73 tickets to marquee events. This includes the Melbourne Cup, Derby Day, Everest Day, and the State of Origin. A few MPs have even enjoyed entry to the exclusive Birdcage enclosure at Flemington Racecourse. But the biggest recipient of Tabcorp's generosity is Michelle Rowland, Labor's Shadow Communications Minister - she and her family have received 11 tickets to racing carnivals, including the TAB Everest race, the Golden Eagle, and a Melbourne Cup function at Royal Randwick.

Not far behind Tabcorp with its donations + hospitality and gifts strategy is Lion, the alcohol beverage giant that makes Tooheys, XXXX and Hahn. The brewer has donated $267,500 to the major parties since the election, and over that time has provided 20 politicians with beer and tickets to the Melbourne Cup, State of Origin, and various AFL and NRL matches. Michelle Rowland is again the leading beneficiary, scoring at least seven tickets and hospitality.

The disclosures that most piqued our interest were Lion's house warming gifts for newly elected politicians: Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg declared an in kind donation in October 2019 for the opening of his new office, while Liberal MP Anika Wells declared refreshments (of the alcoholic kind?) for her first speech. The gifts are suggestive of a 'ground floor' approach to lobbying, where an interest group tries to develop relationships with parliamentarians at the outset of their careers rather than waiting until they get into positions of power, by which time access becomes harder. There are hits and misses with this approach as most political careers never rise to dizzying heights, but when it works it works a treat as politicians tend to not forget those who were around them in the beginning when they had few supporters and no power.

Telstra is the third large player in the donations + game. Since the election the telco has donated $124,568 to the major parties and provided 12 MPs and senators with a total of 32 tickets to various headline acts. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher was given two tickets to the Hugh Jackman "The Man. The Music. The Show" concert, while Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers received six tickets to Grinspoon Chemical Hearts Tour. To Chalmers' credit, the tickets were donated to a local organisation.

Other donors

Another 34 donors have provided a total of 109 gifts or tickets to 66 politicians since the election. While these donors are not as generous as Tabcorp and co with in-kind donations, this table shows a number of sectors are still making solid contributions, particularly banking, resources and energy, and gambling.

 Sector Organisations Combined gifts / hospitality Combined fed & state donations since 2019
Banking CBA, Westpac, NAB, ANZ, Macquarie Group 30$1,787,631
Resources & Energy Santos, Woodside, Ampol, Chevron, Empire Energy, Hancock Prospecting, Manildra, Mineral Resources, Minerals Council of Australia 24 $1,904,412
Gambling
(excl. Tabcorp)
Sportsbet, Crown Resorts, AHA (Fed & NSW offices), ClubsNSW, Woolworths 21 $1,466,502
Health Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Medicines Australia, Pharmacy Guild 8 $964,416
Professional Services PwC, Arnold Bloch Liebler, Anacta Strategies, Nexus Public Affairs 9 $739,420
Media Nine Entertainment 7 $117,906
Uncategorised Australian Automobile Association, Macquarie Telecom, Plenary Group, Satterley Property Group


A couple of donors deserve special mention. Nine Entertainment, chaired by former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello, has focused most of its hospitality on Communications Minister Paul Fletcher, providing him and his spouse with tickets to Australian Open on two occasions and an invite to the Parliament's Midwinter Ball. The minister accounts for 86% of Nine's total hospitality. The only other politician to receive Nine's entertainment is far right Senator Pauline Hanson, who enjoyed flights and two nights accommodation to visit Uluru in August 2019 so A Current Affair could get her unique insights on why tourists should not be stopped from climbing all over the sacred site. Channel 9 initially denied paying for Hanson's trip before journalist Anthony Klan exposed that the network sponsored the whole thing. Hanson's then chief of staff James Ashby travelled on Nine's dime too.

A peculiar disclosure comes from Anacta Strategies, a small lobbying outfit in Brisbane founded by Evan Moorhead, a former Queensland State MP and secretary of the Queensland Labor Party. Anacta has donated $79,242 to the ALP since the election and provided tickets and hospitality to the State of Origin and 2020 AFL Grand Final tickets, with the latter valued at $2250 a ticket. In comparison, Anasta's much larger competitor Hawker Britton, a national firm with offices in all states, only donated $13,372 over the same period. Perhaps Anacta can afford this because it's on fat client retainers. According to the Queensland Lobbyist Register, Anacta's clients include Tabcorp, Lion, and Plenary Group, all of which make political donations and provide politicians with hospitality.

All the largesse detailed here may not be the full picture, as a Coalition MP tells Opens Politics that they seriously doubt all gifts, tickets and hospitality are being disclosed. This is not surprising. If someone knowingly fails to declare their interests they can be found guilty of serious contempt of parliament and dealt with accordingly, however the committees that are supposed to enforce the rules rarely do, leaving it to MPs and senators to decide whether to disclose an interest and in what detail. A case in point is the privileges committee's decision in November 2021 to not force Christian Porter to disclose the funders of his legal fees in a defamation case.

The rationalisations

These organisations would reject the idea they provide donations and hospitality to influence government decisions. Their usual bromide is that it's about supporting democracy and civil society. Tabcorp has a more novel argument, stating in its 2021 annual report that it makes political donations because, "[a]s a listed entity operating in a highly regulated environment, Tabcorp has an obligation to its shareholders and stakeholders to participate in the process of public policy development." On one level that is a reasonable argument as organisations are entitled to have a say on public policy proposals through making public submissions and lobbying elected officials and bureaucrats in their offices. However there's a world of difference between this and a company providing food, alcohol, and entertainment at some exclusive venue to try and bend the regulatory environment to suit their commercial interests.

Open Politics would like to see a ban on all donations, hospitality, and gifts from organisations, and for donations to be restricted to people on the electoral roll and capped at $200. Then we might get more politicians acting in the public interest.


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TabcorpDateInterestPersonDetails
Anthony Albanese28/10/202111. GiftsSelf16 October 2021 - Guest of TABCorp at the TAB Everest Race Day
Andrew Bragg03/12/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets and hospitality as a guest of Tabcorp at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 2 November.
Terri Butler30/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfBox seat tickets (4) and hospitality at the Brisbane Lions game 01/06/2019, Tabcorp
Darren Chester25/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 Tickets to the Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup on November 5, 2019. Tickets provided by Tabcorp
Darren Chester23/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x Tickets to Chairman's Club at Paramount Stakes Day, November 6, 2021 - provided by TabCorp
Darren Chester18/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelf3 x Tickets to Boxing Day Test - Ashes Cricket on December 27, 2021. Courtesy of Tabcorp
Anthony Chisholm17/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets and hospitality Stradbroke Island Race Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse, 8 June 2019, guest of Tabcorp
Anthony Chisholm07/07/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets and hospitality Game II of the 2021 Ampol State of Origin, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 27 June 2021, guest of Tabcorp
Raff Ciccone10/05/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and hospitality to the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival on 6 May 2021 at Warrnambool Racecourse guest of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd
Raff Ciccone28/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets and hospitality to the Paramount+ Stakes Day on 6 November 2021 at the Flemington Racecourse guest of Tabcorp
Damian Drum22/06/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttendance at races in Sydney hosted by Tabcorp in 2021
Jason Falinski06/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets to the 2019 Melbourne Cup, including hospitality from TabCorp Ltd
Jason Falinski16/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfTabcorp Box at Randwick race course for Melbourne Cup day 2 November 2021
Don Farrell08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality for two courtesy of Tabcorp at Derby Day, Melbourne on 2 November 2019
Don Farrell08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality for two courtesy of Tabcorp and Lion at Melbourne Cup, Melbourne on 5 November 2019
Paul Fletcher08/06/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttended Melbourne Cup 2019 with spouse at the invitation of Tabcorp and Network Ten - both are stakeholders in my portfolio
Paul Fletcher08/06/202012. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerAttended Melbourne Cup 2019 with spouse at the invitation of Tabcorp and Network Ten
Sarah Henderson10/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets to the Tabcorp hospitality suite for 2019 Derby Day, Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival from Tabcorp Holdings Ltd
Kevin Hogan05/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets from Tabcorp for Derby Day
Greg Hunt27/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfDrop-in entry to Kennedy Pavilion, Tabcorp Pavilion and Newscorp Pavilion at Melbourne Cup 2019 - with spouse.
Greg Hunt27/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerDrop-in entry to Kennedy Pavilion, Tabcorp Pavilion and Newscorp Pavilion at Melbourne Cup 2019 - with spouse.
Michelle Landry08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket from Tabcorp for Derby Day in the Birdcage
Michelle Landry08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket from Tabcorp for Melbourne Cup in the Birdcage
Jenny McAllister06/10/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket to Epsom Cup and hospitality (October 3) from TabCorp
Michael McCormack25/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets to State of Origin Game 1 as guest of Tabcorp on 5th June 2019
Michael McCormack13/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets from Tabcorp to attend the Melbourne Cup on 5 November 2019.
Bridget McKenzie18/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x Tickets Corporate Hospitality and tickets to Melbourne Cup by Tabcorp
Michelle Rowland05/11/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality to the 2019 Golden Eagle for self and guest (not spouse) on 2 November 2019 from Tabcorp
Michelle Rowland19/10/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality from Tabcorp to the 2020 Everest at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 17 October for self and 1 guest (not spouse).
Michelle Rowland09/11/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality from Tabcorp to attend the 2020 Melbourne Cup carnival at Randwick racecourse on Tuesday 3 November for self and guest (not spouse)
Michelle Rowland05/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality from Tabcorp for self and four (4) others (not spouse) for Randwick races, Tuesday 2 November.
Michael Sukkar29/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTabcorp invitation to Australia vs USA at Marvel Stadium
Meryl Swanson19/04/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfEntry and hospitality from Tabcorp at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 10.4.21 for Ms Swanson
Meryl Swanson19/04/202112. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerEntry and hospitality from Tabcorp at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 10.4.21 for Ms Swanson's husband Nicolas Swanson.
Dan Tehan12/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttendance for self and guest at Melbourne Cup on 5 November 2019. Provider of the benefit was Tabcorp.
Dan Tehan03/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttendance with spouse at Melbourne Cup on 2 November 2021. Provider of the benefit was Tabcorp.
Dan Tehan03/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerAttendance with spouse at Melbourne Cup on 2 November 2021. Provider of the benefit was Tabcorp.
Tim Wilson26/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x guest tickets for Tabcorp Birdcage Enclosure, Derby Day, 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
Tim Wilson26/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x guest tickets for Tabcorp Birdcage Enclosure, Stakes Day, 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
Trent Zimmerman11/04/201911. GiftsSelf2 tickets - State of Origin Sydney Olympic Park - Tabcorp - 10 July 2019

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LionDateInterestPersonDetails
Chris Bowen04/02/202211. GiftsSelfSix pack of Little Creatures Pale Ale from Lion Brewing
Andrew Bragg18/10/201911. GiftsSelfIn kind donation from Lion Co in support of office opening on 25 September 2019.
Andrew Bragg03/12/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets and hospitality as a guest of Lion Co at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 2 November.
Jim Chalmers29/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfState of Origin Game 1 Match with Lion (x1 ticket in corporate box) on 05 June 2019 in Brisbane
Jim Chalmers19/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfPress Gallery Mid-Winter Ball tickets courtesy of LION (x2) (Wednesday 18 September 2019)
Jim Chalmers23/03/202111. GiftsSelf3 x Queensland State of Origin replica training jerseys, one signed by team. Received from Lion Nathan.
Anthony Chisholm17/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets and hospitality State of Origin Game 1, Suncorp Stadium, 5 June 2019, guest of Lion Nathan
Anthony Chisholm27/11/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and hospitality State of Origin Game 3 on 18 November 2020 as guest of Lion
Raff Ciccone29/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets and hospitality to the Furphy Marquee, Melbourne Cup, on 5 November 2019 guest of Lion Beer Australia.
Jason Clare01/04/202111. GiftsSelf1 x Gift box from Lion Australia - valued at $30 received on 18th March 2021
Jason Clare17/01/202211. GiftsSelf1 x Case of Beer from Lion Corporation – value at $50 – received on 16 December 2021
Sharon Claydon23/12/202111. GiftsSelfLittle creatures Pacific Pale Ale from Lion $51.95 for a case of 16 from Lion Brewery
Trevor Evans21/12/202111. GiftsSelfCarton of Little Creatures Pacific Ale from Lion Co
Don Farrell08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality for two courtesy of Tabcorp and Lion at Melbourne Cup, Melbourne on 5 November 2019
Andrew Gee25/01/202111. GiftsSelfLion – two cases of beer
Steve Irons28/09/202111. GiftsSelf2 Cartons of Furphy beer delivered to EO by Lion Beer
Matt Keogh10/01/202211. GiftsSelfChristmas card and gift from Lion, 12 cans of limited edition beer. Value unknown.
James McGrath16/12/202111. GiftsSelf6 bottles of Pale Ale from Lion Breweries
Bridget McKenzie18/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x Tickets Corporate Hospitality and tickets to Melbourne Cup by Lion Beer
Bridget McKenzie23/12/202111. GiftsSelfBox of Little Creatures Pacific Ale from The Lion Group
Michelle Rowland29/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality from Lion Co for self and guest (not spouse) to State of Origin NRL on Wednesday 5 June 2019 in Brisbane.
Michelle Rowland31/08/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality for self and seven (7) others from Lion to Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm NRL match on Thursday 20 August 2020
Michelle Rowland29/03/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket and hospitality from Lion Co to the Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks NRL game on Saturday 27 March 2021 at BankWest stadium.
Michelle Rowland31/08/202012. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerTicket and hospitality from Lion to Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm NRL match on Thursday 20 August 2020
Michelle Rowland29/03/202112. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerTicket and hospitality from Lion Co to the Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks NRL game on Saturday 27 March 2021 at BankWest stadium.
David Van06/12/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality - Flemington Racecourse Melbourne Cup Carnival Birdcage courtesy of Lion 1 ticket
Murray Watt03/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket to the attendance of the 2020 State of Origin in Brisbane on 18 November 2020. Sponsored by Lion. Ticket value - $1480 incl GST
Anika Wells18/05/201911. GiftsSelfRefreshments from Lion Co for First Speech function
Anika Wells18/05/201911. GiftsSelfState of Origin tickets for Round 1 at Suncorp Stadium from Lion Co
Anika Wells11/01/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality and 1x ticket to State of Origin Game 3 on 18 November 2020 as guest of Lion.
Tim Wilson26/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x guest tickets for Lion Nathan Birdcage Enclosure, Derby Day, 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
Tim Wilson26/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x guest tickets for Lion Nathan Birdcage Enclosure, Melbourne Cup Day, 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
Tim Wilson01/10/202111. GiftsSelf2 cases of Furphy Beer from Lion Nathan to celebrate the Dees smashing the Dogs 140 - 66, acknowledging one needed a beer in the second quarter for entirely different reasons to the end of the third ...

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TelstraDateInterestPersonDetails
Karen Andrews04/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf28/01/2020 National Press Club - guest of Telstra
Karen Andrews09/03/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf4 Tickets to Queen concert - guests of Telstra 29 February 2020
Jim Chalmers06/11/201911. GiftsSelfTickets for Grinspoon Chemical Hearts Tour from Telstra (x6) on 08 November 2019 (donated to local organisation)↳ Donated tickets received from Telstra for Grinspoon Chemical Hearts Tour to local volunteers at Springwood AFL Club and staff 6/11/19
Don Farrell26/10/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 ticket to and hospitality at the NRL Telstra Premiership Men's and Women's Grand Finals on Sunday 25 October 2020 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, courtesy of the NRL.
Paul Fletcher13/08/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest of Telstra at the Hugh Jackman ''The Man. The Music. The Show'' concert - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher13/08/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGuest of Telstra at the Hugh Jackman ''The Man. The Music. The Show'' concert - with spouse.
Katy Gallagher01/07/202111. GiftsSelfPress Club Luncheon - Guest of Telstra 2/7/21
Katy Gallagher27/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfPress Club Luncheon Address by Anthony Albanese 25/1/22 - Guest of Telstra
Chris Hayes29/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfOn Saturday 20 July 2019, at the invitation of Telstra, attended the Raiders v Tigers game at GIO Stadium, Bruce, ACT. During the course of the afternoon, we were provided with hospitality, food and drinks. With spouse
Chris Hayes29/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerOn Saturday 20 July 2019, at the invitation of Telstra, attended the Raiders v Tigers game at GIO Stadium, Bruce, ACT. During the course of the afternoon, we were provided with hospitality, food and drinks. With spouse
Bridget McKenzie26/10/202011. GiftsSelfTickets x 2 to NRL premiership from Telstra
Bridget McKenzie23/12/202111. GiftsSelfBox of golf balls, hand towel and cotton face mask from Telstra
Graham Perrett11/04/201911. GiftsSelfTicket to concert from Telstra that was then given to a constituent
Graham Perrett18/07/201911. GiftsSelfState of Origin Tickets by Telstra
Keith Pitt15/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets x 2 - State of Origin Brisbane (Telstra) [declared as deletion but no original entry]
Rowan Ramsey08/07/201911. GiftsSelfTwo tickets and hospitality, football match, Adelaide Oval - June 13th - Compliments of Telstra
Michelle Rowland09/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest (with spouse) of Telstra at Midwinter Ball 18 September 2019
Michelle Rowland09/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGuest (with spouse) of Telstra at Midwinter Ball 18 September 2019
Julian Simmonds05/07/202111. GiftsSelf10 x General Admission tickets to Broncos v Rabbitohs game on Thursday 17th June at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane from Telstra
Dan Tehan19/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttendance as guest of Telstra at Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery Mid Winter Ball held at Parliament House, Canberra on 18 September 2019.
Dan Tehan19/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerAttendance as guest of Telstra at Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery Mid Winter Ball held at Parliament House, Canberra on 18 September 2019.

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BankingDateInterestPersonDetails
Katie Allen01/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo complimentary tickets to Australian Open Womens' Final with hospitality from ANZ
Katie Allen21/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest tickets (x2) to NAB corporate hospitality suite at MCG for T20 cricket
Jason Clare17/01/202211. GiftsSelf1 x Ticket to the New Years [Ashes] Test from Westpac – received on 6 January 2022
Jason Falinski07/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttended the New Years day - day 1 Test Cricket match on 5 January 2022 - invitation received from Westpac
Katy Gallagher07/05/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfPress Club Luncheon - Address by Dr Jim Chalmers - Guest of Westpac 14/10/20 and 19/5/21
Katy Gallagher01/12/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfNational Press Club Luncheon Address - Chris Bowen 6 December 2021 Guest of Westpac
Greg Hunt07/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf2 x tickets to 2019 AFL Grand Final - lunch and match (hosted by NAB)
Fiona Martin18/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfInvitation from Westpac to Day 1 Vodafone Ashes Test: Australia v England SCG (Private Suite) value $899 + GST Date Wednesday 5th January 2022
Bridget McKenzie05/03/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and corporate hospitality to ICC T20 women's final MCG from Commonwealth Bank
Bridget McKenzie27/03/202011. GiftsSelf1 x book from CBA
Daniel Mulino08/04/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets to National Press Club of Australia Address on 24 March 2021 courtesy of Westpac.
James Paterson24/05/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfOne ticket to the Treasurer's Post-Budget Address to the National Press Club, 12 May 2021, courtesy of Westpac
Louise Pratt09/07/201911. GiftsSelfTickets and hospitality football - Perth stadium - Woodside
Paul Scarr25/07/20191. ShareholdingsSelfWoodside Petroleum
Dan Tehan15/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfFour complimentary tickets provided by the NAB for the AFL Grand Final at the MCG on 28 September 2019.
Susan Templeman26/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfOne ticket for 2019 Mid Winter Ball - Macquarie Bank
Alan Tudge10/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttendance at the Melbourne Australian Open. I accepted hospitality and attended the Australian Open, Men’s Final on Sunday 2 February 2020 from the National Australia Bank.
Tim Watts10/03/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and Hospitality to ICC Womens T20 World Cup at MCG provided by CBA
Anika Wells14/02/202211. GiftsSelfInvitation from Westpac to attend National Press Club address by Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame.
Tim Wilson23/02/202111. GiftsSelfTwo tickets (valued at $850) for admission to the Australian Open Women's Final - hosted by ANZ.

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Resources & EnergyDateInterestPersonDetails
Angie Bell24/01/202013. MembershipsSelfChevron Island Business and Residents Association
Simon Birmingham04/12/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets and hospitality to the U2 concert at Adelaide Oval on 19 November as a guest of Santos Limited
Mark Butler11/04/201910. Other IncomeSpouse/partnerSalary income from employment with Santos Ltd↳ Deleted from register 21/02/20
Mark Butler11/04/201914. Other interestsSpouse/partnerMy partner is employed as Manager - Media and Communications by Santos Ltd↳ Deleted from register 21/02/20
Matthew Canavan21/04/202011. GiftsSelfHancock Agriculture provided a meat pack valued at $228 which was dontated to St Brendans College for their ''Eddies Van'' - a weekly service providing meals to vulnerable people
Jason Clare25/09/202011. GiftsSelf"Staysafe" Anti bacterial hand sanitisers received from Manildra Group - valued at approx - $15, received on 21st September 2020
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells25/07/201911. GiftsSelfPersonalised hi-vis Australia for Coal mining shirt from the Minerals Council of Australia.
Mike Freelander06/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfSite tour of Queensland Mines courtesy of the Minerals Council of Australia. Valued at $5557.26 (covering transportation, accomodation and meals).
Patrick Gorman12/10/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfFlight from Perth to Barrow Island and return on 5 October 2021 to enable a site visit of Barrow Island and the Gorgon gas project provided by Chevron Australia.
Helen Haines12/10/202111. GiftsSelfNotebook and pen; gift from Ampol Limited
Kristina Keneally13/11/201911. GiftsSelfMinerals Council of Australia sent merchandise: a golf ball to reflect the amount of nuclear energy a person uses in their lifetime.
Matt Keogh12/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfBox tickets to State of Origin game 2 in Perth on 23 June 2019 with Mineral Resources. Value unknown.
Madeleine King13/10/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfOctober 5: Return flight from Perth to Barrow Island provided by Chevron Australia, for a stakeholder visit to Gorgon gas project. Value unknown.
Kimberley Kitching11/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTravel, accommodation and meals provided by Minerals Council of Australia (29-31 October 2019)
James McGrath31/05/202111. GiftsSelfNote book and Pen from Ampol Australia Value $50
Bridget McKenzie13/10/202011. GiftsSelf1 x National Press Club ticket to MCA budget breakfast from the Minerals Council of Australia
Bridget McKenzie26/10/202011. GiftsSelfGift pack of sanitiser from Manildra Group Pty Ltd
Keith Pitt26/08/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfSponsored travel - flight Canberra to Darwin via Adelaide from Santos Limited
Louise Pratt09/07/201911. GiftsSelfTickets and hospitality football - Perth stadium - Woodside
Rowan Ramsey02/02/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality at D’Arenberg Winery celebrating Adelaide Festival of Cycling x 2, Saturday 23rd January 2021. Courtesy SANTOS
Anne Ruston30/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfInvitation to Stage 2 Santos Tour Down Under and hospitality for the day from Santos for Senator Ruston on Wednesday 22 January 2014
Anne Ruston28/01/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttended the Australia v India cricket match held at Adelaide Oval hosted by Santos Limited on Friday 18 December 2020.
Anne Ruston30/07/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerInvitation to Stage 2 Santos Tour Down Under and hospitality for the day from Santos for Senator Ruston's husband Richard Fewster on Wednesday 22 January 2015
Meryl Swanson01/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTravel and accommodation from 29-31 October 2019 to inspect mining and renewable energy sites in Queensland. Travel from Brisbane to Mount Isa, Gladstone and back to Brisbane. Included 2 nights accommodation, meals and transport. Sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia
Angus Taylor30/10/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfReturn charter flight and hospitality in NT on Friday 16 October 2020 with Empire Energy
Angus Taylor29/07/202111. GiftsSelf1 x NSW State of Origin rugby jersey from Ampol

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GamblingDateInterestPersonDetails
Eric Abetz26/07/201914. Other interestsSelfRun "Flavours of Tasmania" Showcase at Parliament House with corporate sponsorship from Woolworths and TG Endeavour
Kevin Andrews06/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfI attended the annual Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Board meeting in Melbourne
Andrew Bragg18/10/201911. GiftsSelfIn kind donation from the Australian Hotels Association - NSW Branch in support of office opening on 25 September 2019.
Andrew Bragg14/08/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfHospitality from the Australian Hotels Association - NSW Branch on 7 August 2020
Raff Ciccone15/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and hospitality to the AO22 Men's Semi Final on 28 January 2022 at the Australian Open guest of the Sportsbet
Raff Ciccone28/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and hospitality to the Lexus Melbourne Cup on 2 November 2021 at the Flemington Racecourse guest of Sportsbet
Joel Fitzgibbon25/11/201911. GiftsSelfA bottle of Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from ClubsNSW
Matt Keogh06/09/201911. GiftsSelfGift of ticket to AFL Game in Premium Suite, Optus Stadium, on Sunday, 11 August 2019 from AHA, Value: Unknown. With spouse.
Matt Keogh06/09/201911. GiftsSpouse/partnerGift of ticket to AFL Game in Premium Suite, Optus Stadium, on Sunday, 11 August 2019 from AHA, Value: Unknown. With spouse.
Michelle Landry08/11/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket from the Australian Hotel Association for the AHA National Board Luncheon
Sussan Ley22/11/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfMelbourne Cup Luncheon at Royal Randwick provided by Sportsbet
Rob Mitchell07/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest of Sportsbet with spouse at Australian Open Men’s Semi-final on 28 January 2022
Rob Mitchell07/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGuest of Sportsbet with spouse at Australian Open Men’s Semi-final on 28 January 2022
James Paterson30/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets and hospitality to Oaks Day, Victoria Racing Club, 4 November, courtesy of Sportsbet
Tim Wilson03/03/202011. GiftsSelfRed, white and sparkling wine from the Australian Hotels Association.

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HealthDateInterestPersonDetails
Richard Colbeck03/03/202111. GiftsSelfBayer - 3 boxes containing 15 tablets of Berocca
Trevor Evans21/12/202111. GiftsSelfChristmas hamper from the Pharmacy Guild
Andrew Gee30/07/202011. GiftsSelfHand cream and Band Aid isopropyl alcohol from Johnson & Johnson value unknown
Andrew Gee25/01/202111. GiftsSelfBayer Australia and NZ – 3 pkts Berocca
Helen Haines16/09/202011. GiftsSelfNeutrogena hand cream and Band-Aid Cleansing Solution : from Johnson & Johnson
Greg Hunt07/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket to 2019 Midwinter Ball (hosted by Johnson & Johnson)
Kristina Keneally16/10/201911. GiftsSelfMedicines Australia sent complimentary PharmAus merchandise: a pen, hand sanitiser and mints.
James McGrath16/12/202111. GiftsSelf3 Bottles Honey from The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Bridget McKenzie11/10/202111. GiftsSelfInternational Day of Rural Women biscuits from Bayer

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Professional ServicesDateInterestPersonDetails
Simon Birmingham26/05/202011. GiftsSelfA bottle of Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier from PricewaterhouseCoopers
Anthony Chisholm26/10/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket and hospitality AFL Grand Final on 24 October 2020 as guest of Anacta Strategies
Josh Frydenberg03/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTickets and hospitality for self and guest at Australian Open Tennis 2020 Men's Final with Arnold Bloch Leibler on Sunday 2 February 2020
Josh Frydenberg15/11/202114. Other interestsSelfPro Bono legal advice provided by Arnold Bloch Leibler (Lawyers)
Nita Green05/07/202112. Travel or hospitalitySelfTicket to State of Origin match at QLD Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on 09 June 2021 from Anacta Strategies.
Sussan Ley06/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 Ticket - PM's address to the Press Club - Guest of Nexus - Value $120
Bridget McKenzie14/09/202011. GiftsSelfSwisse vitamin and supplement products from Nexus Public Affairs
Murray Watt06/11/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelf1 x ticket for lunch and attendance at 2020 AFL Grand Final on 24 October 2020 in Brisbane. Sponsored by Anacta Strategies. Ticket value - $2250 incl GST

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MediaDateInterestPersonDetails
Anthony Albanese11/02/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelf29 Jan - 2 tickets to Australian Open from Nine Network
Paul Fletcher23/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfAttended the 2019 Mid-winter Ball as guest of the Nine Network - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher04/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest of Nine at the Men's Singles semi-final 2020 Australian Open - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher21/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySelfGuest of Nine at the Australian Open Men's Final 2022 - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher23/09/201912. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerAttended the 2019 Mid-winter Ball as guest of the Nine Network - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher04/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGuest of Nine at the Men's Singles semi-final 2020 Australian Open - with spouse.
Paul Fletcher21/01/202212. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGuest of Nine at the Australian Open Men's Final 2022 - with spouse.
Josh Frydenberg03/02/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfTwo tickets and hospitality at Australian Open Tennis 2020 Women's Final with Channel 9 on Saturday 1 February 2020
Pauline Hanson23/08/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfFlights x 2 and 2 nights accommodation x 2 provided by Nine Entertainment Co Pty Ltd for visit to Uluru from 19-22 August
Andrew Hastie16/11/202111. GiftsSelfIn relation to a future legal proceeding to be heard in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, legal advice and representation is being provided by the Nine group of companies.

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UncategorisedDateInterestPersonDetails
Jason Clare17/07/201911. GiftsSelfAustralian Automobile Association -- Mobile Phone Charger, (Power Bank) approx. value $30 received on 29th April 2019.
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells25/07/201911. GiftsSelfMatrix Power bank donated by Australian Automobile Association valued at AUD $16.00 notified on 12/4/2019.
Matt Keogh18/09/202012. Travel or hospitalitySelfGift of tickets to AFL Game: in Premium Suite, Optus Stadium, on Sunday, 9 August 2020 from Satterley Property Group, Value: Unknown. With spouse.
Matt Keogh18/09/202012. Travel or hospitalitySpouse/partnerGift of tickets to AFL Game: in Premium Suite, Optus Stadium, on Sunday, 9 August 2020 from Satterley Property Group, Value: Unknown. With spouse.
Bridget McKenzie21/07/202111. GiftsSelfBunch of lillies from the Macquarie Telecom Group
Clare O'Neil03/10/201912. Travel or hospitalitySelfSmall event hosted by Plenary Group Sydney on 30 September 2019