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PO­LICE Min­is­ter Jo-Ann Miller was the lucky re­cip­i­ent of a gen­uine Louis Vuit­ton belt on the same day she faced crit­i­cism for wear­ing a knock­off ver­sion.

The Min­is­te­rial Gifts Register re­veals North Ip­swich lo­cal Hans An­der­sen gave Ms Miller the belt on May 5. That was the day the Po­lice Min­is­ter ap­peared on the front page of The Courier-Mail wear­ing a fake Louis Vuit­ton belt at a Labour Day rally.

Mean­while, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad was listed as hav­ing kept a ce­ramic vase, a book, a mousepad and two CDs she re­ceived as a gift from Dr Zhao Yongchen, Con­sul-Gen­eral of the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China. The goods were val­ued at $271.30.

It’s un­der­stood Ms Trad’s of­fice dis­cov­ered that the CDs – ti­tled The Fly­ing Love Rhythms – were miss­ing the ac­tual discs.

The gifts register lists Ms Miller’s belt as a “Louis Vuit­ton leather belt”.

“I dropped the belt off be­cause I thought it was a bit of a joke,” Mr An­der­sen said. “I never ac­tu­ally used the belt, I just had it in a cup­board.”

The gifts register val­ued Mr An­der­sen’s belt at $290 – though he said he paid about $600 for it four years ago. The register con­firms Ms Miller “re­tained” the gift.

The gifts register also notes Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk kept a $290 Tambo teddy bear given to her by the Out­back Queens­land Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion, along with nine books from the Univer­sity of Queens­land Press.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Kate Jones also landed a Tambo teddy bear from Tourism Events Queens­land. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Queens­land schools also gave her an An­zac teddy bear, a one penny coin and some Gal­lipoli sand.

The Tourism Min­is­ter also re­tained a $340 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 framed print.

Trea­surer Curtis Pitt held on to a 2015 Ma­roons jersey from Sun­corp Group, along with a Cowboys jersey signed by Johnathan Thurston given to him by the Cowboys.

Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick took home some Ma­roons mer­chan­dise while also keep­ing a $210 “white five­piece porce­lain tea set” gifted by Ken Lai, the Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Taipei Eco­nomic and Cul­tural Of­fice.

For­mer premier Camp­bell New­man’s con­sid­er­ably length­ier list of gifts in­cluded a pair of “pres­i­den­tial” cuff­links and a notebook from US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama.

Mr New­man re­tained the

me­men­tos, along with head­phones from Todd’s Hi-Fi.

For­mer trea­surer Tim Ni­cholls kept a $240 “framed Chi­nese paint­ing of three sheep” given to him by the China Con­struc­tion Bank.

He also re­tained a $210 “eight-piece tea set with gold­fish” that came by way of Mr Lai from the Taipei Eco­nomic and Cul­tural Of­fice.

The MSB re­ceived from Ms Palaszczuk a $475 “ash­tray by Hal­cyon Days” she re­ceived from Dr Ki­ran Mazum­dar-Shaw.

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