The Ministerial Gifts Register from last financial year was published on Wednesday, revealing state ministers accepted 73 gifts.

Miner GVK, who was this year awarded the right to build a coal rail line, gave the premier in December a $3000 silver tray.
Indian group Adani, which is seeking to open a central Queensland coal mine, gave a $2400 silver and rock crystal compass.
Mr Newman put both on display.

Evolution Mining also gave the premier two indigenous artworks, valued at $2200 and the Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill presented a $450 boat and crab artpiece made of copper.

The Transport Minister Scott Emerson retained two pushbike cradles, and Assistant Minister for Planning Reform Rob Molhoek was given a Hermes tie and perfume, valued at about $600, but he didn’t keep the gifts.

The Ministerial Expenses for last financial year were also tabled, and spending is on par with the last year of the Bligh government.

It shows salaries and related costs were the biggest expense for the Newman government at $22 million and administration costs of $12 million.

Deputy Jeff Seeney again was targeted by the opposition for his costly flight bill from his regional seat to Brisbane for parliament.

He spent $207,000, which is about $4000 a week.

“This is the third time you’ve asked,” he told parliament.

“I and other members of this parliament will travel from regional Queensland to represents regional Queensland however we can and we will continue to do that.”

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