Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Bernie Banton Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Peer-based support to asbestos disease sufferers and their loved ones.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
- We provided 24/7 Freecall® telephone and online support across Australia, together with localised face-to-face support within NSW to asbestos related disease (ARD) sufferers, their carers and loved ones, as well as bereaved carers.- We provided Freecall® telephone and internet enquiry services across Australia, to those in the community with concerns regarding asbestos-containing-material issues within the built environment.- We provided education on 'Asbestos - know the dangers, manage the risk' to the general public via information forums and via asbestos awareness information available on the Bernie Banton Foundation website.- We advocated on behalf of ARD sufferers and their families, as well as ARD researchers, allied health workers and educators.- We promoted research within Australia into asbestos related diseases, including lobbying as regards funding for this purpose.- We worked with other asbestos related disease support organisations.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • Other
    • Tradespeople and DIY renovators, with awareness information in an effort to avoid current and future asbestos exposure.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
  • NSW fundraising number: 21274
  • QLD fundraising number: 2571
  • TAS fundraising number: 10365
  • VIC fundraising number: 13025