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The Museum’s Acceptance of gifts and benefits policy recommends that, as a general principle, Museum employees should not accept gifts or benefits that might be seen to compromise their integrity.

The policy accepts that minor gift giving and the acceptance of hospitality is normal business practice and that there are circumstances in which refusal can cause offence. Employees are required to declare the receipt of gifts or benefits, with details to be included in the Museum’s gift and benefits register. Donations made to the Museum for its fundraising or collecting activities are not intended to be covered by the policy.

All gifts or benefits accepted that are valued over $100 (excluding GST) will be publicly disclosed on the Museum’s website, in accordance with the Australian Public Service Commission’s Guidance for Agency Heads on Gifts and Benefits. The first gifts and benefits register must be published by 31 January 2020 and then quarterly by 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December each year.

Gifts and benefit for period 18 October 2019 to 14 January 2020

Date received Date recorded Gift item / benefit / service Received by (agency contact if not received directly by agency head) Presented by (giver's name, organisation, country)Occasion Estimated value in $A (wholesale value in country of origin or current market value in Australia)
15/10/2019 1/11/2019 2 nights' accommodation and 1 dinner Director Adelaide Club, Adelaide, Australia Presentation at the Adelaide Club dinner event $360.00
17/10/2019 1/11/2019 Flights (business class) Adelaide — Taiwan — Canberra and 2 nights’ accommodation Director Cultural Relics and Museology of Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan and National Science and Technology Museum, Taiwan Keynote speech at international conference on ‘Contemporary challenges for museums’ $6,150.00
23/10/2019 1/11/2019 Flights (economy class) Canberra — Adelaide — Canberra and 2 nights’ accommodation Director Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference $1,000.00
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