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The policy provides that gifts or benefits should generally not be accepted. And that under no circumstances should staff:

accept gifts of money or items easily transferrable into cash (for example, lottery tickets or gift cards); or

accept gifts from a person or organisation involved in a tender process or subject to a decision-making process in which the staff member is personally involved (including recruitment processes); or

solicit personal gifts or benefits.

In limited circumstances staff may accept gifts where:

it is of minimal value ($40 or less) and offered as a thank you for something they have already done, such as been a presenter at a conference or a participant in a course and does not create an actual or perceived conflict of interest; or

it is not possible to politely decline the gift without causing embarrassment, for example gifts offered by visiting delegations of foreign officials; or

approval has been sought and received in advance of the gift being offered, for example a gift provided at a function recognising service previously provided; or

certain hospitality/event invitations.

The policy also sets rules around the circumstances where gifts must be registered. Registers include information about the context in which a gift was received.

2. CMTEDD Corporate maintains gift and hospitality register records for all CMTEDD employees including those of ACT Property Group.

3. There were no gifts declared for 2019-20 and 2021-22. One gift was declared in

Reporting Year

Date of gift

Received From



Reason for gift

Action taken

Decision Maker



Woden Community Service

Gift Basket

Est $100

Appreciation for high standard of customer service

Donated to Charity

Under Treasurer

Transport Canberra—availability payments
(Question No 1012)

Mr Parton asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 2 December 2022:

(1) Given that the Transport Canberra City to Gungahlin Light Rail Project Delivery Report - June 2019, at Table 14, page 32, outlines availability payments to Canberra Metro, can the Minister provide an updated table.

(2) Can the Minister provide the actual availability payments for each year, that have been paid to date (from the 2019 financial year) and the future schedule of availability payments, for each year, to be made up to the 2040 financial year.

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