Overview

Charity details

ABN
Address
Shop 2 Mount Ommaney Medical Centre 171 Dandenong Road
Mount Ommaney QLD 4074
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Small
Who the charity helps
Youth - 15 to under 25
Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Date established
2017
Last reported
26 January 2021
Next report due
31 January 2022
Financial Year End
30/06

Summary of activities

This year saw the world face immense health and economic challenges with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainties, Pushing Barriers continued to grow and help youth with a refugee background ‘find their freedom' through sport. In March 2020, just as the community sport season for football, netball and basketball was about to resume, all sport was suspended. The lockdown period proved to be a very tough time for our young people, and we focused on maintaining connections and support via social media and messaging. This spare time, however, afforded us the opportunity to perform a governance review and update our policies and agreements. Players and clubs — finding the perfect match In June, with COVID-safe plans in place, sport resumed, and 66 very enthusiastic players took to the fields and courts in 16 clubs around Brisbane playing football, netball and basketball. Collaboration and partnership is key to positive outcomes and we have been privileged to work closely with welcoming and inclusive clubs such as Centenary Stormers FC, Mt Gravatt Hawks FC, Oxley FC, Annerley FC, Blackstone Dragons FC, Brisbane Strikers FC, Souths FC, Riverlife Netball Club and Believe Basketball. This year we have streamlined our volunteering program with the implementation of a new volunteering platform Campfire. This has enabled us to coordinate and manage our 40 volunteer drivers more efficiently. I extend a huge thank you to our volunteer team for their unwavering commitment to our young people transporting them to their training and games throughout the season. New boost for Pushing Barriers team We were privileged and honoured to welcome three ambassadors to our organisation who share our values and goals: Anjilla Seddeqi — fashion designer of Afgan heritage, human rights lawyer Peter Bol — olympian, motivational speaker, originally from South Sudan Craig Foster — former captain of the Socceroos, author, human rights advocate. We also welcomed a new volunteer co-ordinator and two new club liaison officers, as well as a new member to our management committee. We sadly said goodbye to one of our co-founders Clare Wynne-Williams, as she returned to her home country of New Zealand.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
In the Game Immigrant services

Where the charity operates

States
QLD

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2022 31 December 2022 Pending
Financial Report 2022 31 December 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2022 31 December 2022 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2022 31 December 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2021 31 January 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 January 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 26 January 2021
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 26 January 2021
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 28 January 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 28 January 2020
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 29 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 29 March 2019
Financial Report 2017 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2017 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2016 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 No due date Not required

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 28 January 2020 2019 Download
Annual Report 19 July 2019 Download
Governing Document 11 June 2019 Download
Annual Report 29 March 2019 2018 Download

People

Responsible People

The role of a 'Responsible Person' is an important one for registered charities. Generally, a charity's Responsible People are its board or committee members, or trustees.

History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 1 July 2019
Promoting reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance between groups of individuals that are in Australia 1 July 2017
Advancing education 1 July 2017
Advancing social or public welfare 1 July 2017

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
1 July 2017 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.