Meryl Swanson MP

Meryl Swanson MP

Member for Paterson, NSW

Australian Labor Party


Total Interests: 80

Latest alteration: Memberships - 25/10/22

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 11/04/22 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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1. 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)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfLynas Rare Earths Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfNational Australia Bank (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Super Pty Ltd Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SMSF) 11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHarvey Norman Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLynas Rare Earths Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty Ltd11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Super Pty Ltd Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SMSF) 11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd Swanridge Group Pty Ltd - investment and trustee of Swanridge Family Trust11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

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
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore No. 2 TrustOperating Trust Harvey Norman StoreUnit Holder11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Family TrustUnit Holder of Operating TrustPrincipal Beneficiary11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

2. 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 SwansonSelfNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

3. Real Estate

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

RepPersonLocationPurposeDate
Meryl SwansonSelfHouse Buchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfHouse and granny flat Kurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Investment11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHouse Buchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHouse and granny flat Kurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse) Residence InvestmentInvestment11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerUnit Nelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerUnit Kingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

4. Directorships

Registered directorships of companies

RepPersonName of companyActivities of companyDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty LtdTrustee of Operating Trust11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty LtdTrustee of N. Swanson Family Trust11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

5. Partnerships

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

RepPersonNameNature of interestsActivitiesDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

6. Liabilities

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

RepPersonLiabilityCreditorDate
Meryl SwansonSelfHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

7. Bonds

Bonds, debentures and like investments

RepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is heldDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

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
Meryl SwansonSelfMacquarie Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfCommonwealth Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfThe Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMacquarie Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerThe Mutual11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent children11/04/22

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
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)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/22
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)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLife insurance policy held via SMSF11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerTractor held in Swanridge Family Trust11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

10. Other income

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

RepPersonNature of incomeDate
Meryl SwansonSelfIncome from investments as set out above11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from Operating Trust as set out above11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from investments as set out above11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

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
Meryl SwansonSelf22/07/2022 Guest of Whiteley Knights vs Roosters Captains Lounge McDonald Jones Stadium x 1 ticket11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelf21/08/2022 Voice for Mining NSW Minerals Council VIP Box Knights vs Canberra x 2 tickets11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelf18/08/2022 Gough Whitlam ASU memorabilia $20011/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelf2 x tickets National Press Gallery MidWinter Ball - Meryl and Nick Swanson - guests of Sky News5/09/22
Meryl SwansonSelf2 x tickets to the Mai-Wel Gala Ball (local charity) 25/10/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

12. Travel or hospitality

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

RepPersonDetails of travel/hospitalityDate
Meryl SwansonSelfQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership 11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfVirgin Australia The Club Membership [Beyond Lounge]11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfTravel to the Pilbara region hosted by the Council of Minerals and Energy to experience a better understanding of the industry - briefings by stakeholders25/10/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership 11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerVirgin Australia The Club Membership [Beyond Lounge]11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

13. 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 SwansonSelfTomaree Business Chamber Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfEmily's List Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfBeresfield Barracudas Swimming Club Patron11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland & District Umpire Association Patron11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfRichmond Vale Rail Trail Inc Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfWomens Network Hunter Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland Repertory Theatre Inc Patron11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfCessnock Performing Arts Centre Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfRaymond Terrace & District Historical Society Patron11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri RSL Sub Branch Patron11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri Business Chamber Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfOvarian Cancer Australia Ambassador11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland Business Chamber Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Golf Club Member11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfNewcastle Golf Club - Honorary membership 2022/236/10/22
Meryl SwansonSelfPatron of Maitland and District Cricket Umpire' and Scorers' Association Incorporated25/10/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22

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
Meryl SwansonSelfNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonSelfNational Service & Combined Forces Association of Australia Inc Maitland Branch - Patron24/08/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNil11/04/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNil11/04/22