Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
OpenAustralia Foundation Limited
ABN
24138089942

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
OpenAustralia Foundation
Charity size
Small
Fundraising online
Yes
Is the charity an incorporated association?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Basic Religious Charity
No

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
  • Research
  • Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The OpenAustralia Foundation helped people participate directly and positively in political processes. We connected people with their elected representatives, helping them see what representatives say in parliament and how they vote on changes to our laws. We let people know about local planning proposals and helped them participate in the planning process. We made it easier for people to request information held by federal, state, and local government authorities on their behalf. We helped people collect data from their governments by sharing our knowledge of web scraping and running scrapers for civil society, private and public institutions and individuals. We advocated to integrate a high level of participation for citizens in our democracy.
We worked with other Civil Society members to hold Government accountable for the first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan, and helped people participate in the Open Government Partnership Second National Action Plan.
We facilitated these activities via OpenAustralia.org, TheyVoteForYou.org.au, PlanningAlerts.org.au, RightToKnow.org.au, OpenAustraliaFoundation.org.au, OpenGovernment.org.au, morph.io, their associated social channels online and in person.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 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 2019 period?
No
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1.60
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 400

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Accounting method used in the 2018 reporting period
Accrual

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$26,498.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$55,473.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$1,264.00
Other revenue/receipts
$0.00
Total revenue/receipts
$83,235.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$83,235.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$114,378.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
Other expenses/payments
$27,001.00
Total expenses/payments
$141,379.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-58,144.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$223,614.00
Total liabilities
$4,948.00
Net assets/liabilites
$218,666.00