Meryl Swanson MP

Meryl Swanson MP

Member for Paterson, NSW

Australian Labor Party


Total Interests: 71

Latest alteration: Shareholdings - 31/12/99

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

This statement contains interests declared as at the dissolution of the previous parliament on 31/12/99 and, where applicable, 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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Shareholdings

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

RepPersonName of companyDate
Meryl SwansonSelfHarvey Norman Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSelfLynas Corporation Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSelfNational Australia Bank Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSelfNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSelfAppointment of Meryl Swanson as a shareholder of Swanridge Super Pty Ltd (jointly with spouse) as of 6 May 2019 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHarvey Norman Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLynas Corporation Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty Ltd 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerAppointment of Meryl Swanson's spouse as a shareholder of Swanridge Super Pty Ltd as of 6 May 2019 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

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
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore No. 2 TrustOperating Trust Harvey Norman StoreUnit Holder 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Family TrustUnit Holder of Operating TrustPrincipal Beneficiary 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Family and business trusts

ii. in which the Member, spouse/partner, or dependent child is a trustee

RepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interestDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Real Estate

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

RepPersonLocationPurposeDate
Meryl SwansonSelfBuchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence 
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Investment 
Meryl SwansonSelfNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment 
Meryl SwansonSelfKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerBuchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerKurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse) Residence InvestmentInvestment 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Directorships

Registered directorships of companies

RepPersonName of companyActivities of companyDate
Meryl SwansonSelfAppointment of Meryl Swanson as a director of Swanridge Super Pty Ltd, as of 6 May 2019Trustee for Swanridge Superannuation Fund (Self-Managed Superannuation Fund) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (Jointly with spouse)Investment & Trustee of Swanridge Family Trust & Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SelfManaged Superannuation Fund) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty LtdTrustee of Operating Trust 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty LtdTrustee of N. Swanson Family Trust 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Partnerships

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

RepPersonNameNature of interestsActivitiesDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Liabilities

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

RepPersonLiabilityCreditorDate
Meryl SwansonSelfHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSelfInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerEquipment Loan (via Swanridge Invest. P/L)The Mutual 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Bonds

Bonds, debentures and like investments

RepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is heldDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

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
Meryl SwansonSelfMacquarie Bank 
Meryl SwansonSelfCommonwealth Bank 
Meryl SwansonSelfThe Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMacquarie Bank 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerThe Mutual 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank 
Meryl SwansonDependent children 

Other assets

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

RepPersonNature of any other assetsDate
Meryl SwansonSelfPerpetual 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) 
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children) 
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children) 
Meryl SwansonSelfLife Insurance policy held via SMSF 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/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) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children) 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLife insurance policy held via SMSF 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerTractor held in Swanridge Family Trust 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Other income

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

RepPersonNature of incomeDate
Meryl SwansonSelfIncome from investments as set out above 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from Operating Trust as set out above 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from investments as set out above 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

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
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSelfAustralian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Subscription Media Australia-complimentary subscription television for period of current parliament 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Travel or hospitality

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

RepPersonDetails of travel/hospitalityDate
Meryl SwansonSelfQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership  
Meryl SwansonSelfVirgin Australia The Club Membership  
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership  
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerVirgin Australia The Club Membership  
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

Memberships

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

RepPersonName of organisationDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSelfTomaree Business Chamber Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfEmily's List Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfBeresfield Barracudas Swimming Club Patron 
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland & District Umpire Association Patron 
Meryl SwansonSelfRichmond Vale Rail Trail Inc Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfWomens Network Hunter Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland Repertory Theatre Inc Patron 
Meryl SwansonSelfCessnock Performing Arts Centre Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfRaymond Terrace & District Historical Society Patron 
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri RSL Sub Branch Patron 
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri Business Chamber Member 
Meryl SwansonSelfOvarian Cancer Australia Ambassador 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable 

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
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable 
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable