Meryl Swanson MP

Meryl Swanson MP

Member for Paterson, NSW

Shadow Assistant Minister for DefenceDeputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Australian Labor Party


Total Interests: 77

Latest alteration: Shareholdings - 31/03/22

Source: Statement of Registrable Interests - this contains interests declared as at 11/04/19 and alterations since then. More info

This statement contains interests declared as at the dissolution of the previous parliament on 11/04/19 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)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfLynas Corporation Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfNational Australia Bank Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)↳ No longer shareholder as at 14/05/2019. Deleted from register 24/07/1911/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfAppointment of Meryl Swanson as a shareholder of Swanridge Super Pty Ltd (jointly with spouse) as of 6 May 201924/07/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHarvey Norman Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLynas Corporation Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNIB Holdings Ltd (jointly held with spouse indirectly via SMSF)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty Ltd11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty Ltd11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (jointly owned with spouse)↳ No longer jointly owned. 31/03/2211/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerAppointment of Meryl Swanson's spouse as a shareholder of Swanridge Super Pty Ltd as of 6 May 201924/07/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Family TrustInvestment/Operates business providing agistment servicesPrincipal Beneficiary (Jointly with spouse)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore No. 2 TrustOperating Trust Harvey Norman StoreUnit Holder11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Family TrustUnit Holder of Operating TrustPrincipal Beneficiary11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

3. 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)Residence11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Investment11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment31/03/22
Meryl SwansonSelfKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence31/03/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerBuchanan, NSW (jointly owned with spouse)Residence11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerKurri Kurri, NSW (jointly owned with spouse) Residence InvestmentInvestment11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNelson Bay NSW jointly owned with spouse Investment31/03/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerKingston ACT jointly owner with spouse Residence31/03/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

4. Directorships

Registered directorships of companies

RepPersonName of companyActivities of companyDate
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (Jointly with spouse)↳ No longer director as at 14 May 2019 Deleted from register 24/07/19Investment & Trustee of Swanridge Family Trust & Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SelfManaged Superannuation Fund)11/04/19
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)24/07/19
Meryl SwansonSelfSwanridge Super Pty Ltd Swanridge Superannuation Fund ↳ Deleted from register 31/03/22Self managed super fund31/03/22
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd (Jointly with spouse)Investment & Trustee of Swanridge Family Trust & Swanridge Superannuation Fund (SelfManaged Superannuation Fund)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMaitland Superstore Pty LtdTrustee of Operating Trust11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerN. Swanson Nominees Pty LtdTrustee of N. Swanson Family Trust11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerSwanridge Investments Pty Ltd Swanridge Group Pty Ltd ↳ Deleted from register 31/03/22Investment & Trustee of Swanridge Family Trust31/03/22
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

5. Partnerships

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

RepPersonNameNature of interestsActivitiesDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

6. Liabilities

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

RepPersonLiabilityCreditorDate
Meryl SwansonSelfHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerHome Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerInvestment Property Loan (jointly with spouse)The Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerEquipment Loan (via Swanridge Invest. P/L)The Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerRental Arrangement↳ Deleted from register 31/03/22Flexirent11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerTax Arrangement (via Swanridge Invest. Pty Ltd)↳ Deleted from register 31/03/22Australian Taxation Office11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

7. Bonds

Bonds, debentures and like investments

RepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is heldDate
Meryl SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfCommonwealth Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfThe Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerMacquarie Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerCommonwealth Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerThe Mutual11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNational Australia Bank11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent children11/04/19

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)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfLife Insurance policy held via SMSF11/04/19
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)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerColonial First State Investments Ltd – Account (jointly owned with spouse, held in trust for children)11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerLife insurance policy held via SMSF11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerTractor held in Swanridge Family Trust11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 above11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from Operating Trust as set out above11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerIncome from investments as set out above11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfAustralian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Subscription Media Australia-complimentary subscription television for period of current parliament29/08/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

12. Travel or hospitality

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

RepPersonDetails of travel/hospitalityDate
Meryl SwansonSelfQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership 11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfVirgin Australia The Club Membership 11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfTravel and accommodation from 29-31 October 2019 to inspect mining and renewable energy sites in Queensland. Travel from Brisbane to Mount Isa, Gladstone and back to Brisbane. Included 2 nights accommodation, meals and transport. Sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia1/11/19
Meryl SwansonSelfParticipation in International Visitor Leadership Program (30 September - 7 October 2019) - USA Department of State program focused on foreign policy and defence issues. Program included ground transport, accommodation, meals and incidentals. International airfares were purchased at my own expense.1/11/19
Meryl SwansonSelf4/03/2020-2020 nib Newcastle Knights Season Launch-2 tickets used by staff17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelf3 tickets, hospitality and parking for NSW Waratahs v Auckland Blues | Saturday 8th February 2020 McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle Broadmeadow Room, Corporate Level, Western Grandstand17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfEntry and hospitality from Tabcorp at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 10.4.21 for Ms Swanson 19/04/21
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerQantas Chairmans Lounge Membership 11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerVirgin Australia The Club Membership 11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerEntry and hospitality from Tabcorp at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 10.4.21 for Ms Swanson's husband Nicolas Swanson.19/04/21
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSelfTomaree Business Chamber Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfEmily's List Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfBeresfield Barracudas Swimming Club Patron17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland & District Umpire Association Patron17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfRichmond Vale Rail Trail Inc Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfWomens Network Hunter Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfMaitland Repertory Theatre Inc Patron17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfCessnock Performing Arts Centre Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfRaymond Terrace & District Historical Society Patron17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri RSL Sub Branch Patron17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfKurri Kurri Business Chamber Member17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSelfOvarian Cancer Australia Ambassador17/02/20
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19

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 SwansonSelfNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonSpouse/partnerNot Applicable11/04/19
Meryl SwansonDependent childrenNot Applicable11/04/19