Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Parkinson's Aust Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Parkinson's Australia Inc
  • Parkinson's Australia
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
General activities
  • Political activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other
    • Telephone freecall infoline offering support and information to people with Parkinson's Disease
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Parkinson's Australia pursued its charitable purposes in the last financial year through the following activities:Adopted an Educational Resource Management Policy which will ensure efficiency and standardisation of education resources.Commenced a detailed Strategic Planning Review which culminated with the adoption of an updated strategic plan and a detailed business plan. This process, with its associated goal setting, will improve future performance.Undertook a National Branding and Identity Project which has culminated in new branding being used by Parkinsons Australia and all states and have made substantial progress towards a new website.Continuation of a project which commenced in June 2013 to design a program for training of staff in nursing homes and other institutions on the special needs of Parkinsons patients. There has been a major focus on this program this year with initial design and testing being carried out under the management of Parkinsons South Australia.A national approach was planned for World Parkinsons Day in 2014 and a decision made to make September Parkinsons Awareness Month.Corporate Governance has been improved with the development of a Board Induction Kit and the development of written governance policy statements.We have re-registered the Friends of Parkinsons in the Federal Parliament following the last election and had successful meetings with the Chair and Co-Chair which resulted in a successful function at Parliament House in August 2014.Formation of several committees to develop ongoing strategic change. One is a working group to develop plans for an ongoing advocacy strategy.Continued provision of a confidential 1800 free-call telephone service offering support and information to anyone affected by Parkinsons disease. Around 850 calls were received each month across Australia during 2013-2014.Continued provision of an education program for general practitioners and allied health professionals to raise awareness of the problems faced by patients with Parkinsons. This 6 hour online educational course is designed to help GPs address the issues of most concern when confronted with a patient who may have Parkinson's disease. We have also developed detailed Parkinsons Nurse Specialist papers.Continuing to advocate and lobby to raise awareness of the significant cost of Parkinsons in social and economic terms and to advance the interests of people affected by Parkinsons.Continuing to provide information resources to educate health professionals, politicians and the public about Parkinsons.Continuing to encourage research.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Other
    • Carers, families and support workers associated with people with Parkinson's Disease

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Grants and donations made for use in Australia
I Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
J All other expenses
K Total expenses (g+h+i+j)
L Net surplus/deficit (f-k)

Balance Sheet extract

M Total current assets
N Total non-current assets
O Total assets (m+n)
P Total current liabilities
Q Total non-current liabilities
R Total liabilities (p+q)
S Net assets/liabilities (o-r)