Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated
ABN
22007498482

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Yes
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Large
Purposes of charity
Other: The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human wellbeing.
Basic Religious Charity
No
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Environmental activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
ACF played a central role in brokering a historic agreement to end the decades of conflict engulfing Tasmanias forests, providing protection for 504,012 hectares of forests. ACF worked with other conservation groups to achieve a world-class network of marine reserves that protect our ocean treasures. ACF played an active role in the 2012 review of the 20% RET, working closely with industry and the Climate Change Authority to make the case for an increased target. Strongly and successfully opposed efforts by a number of energy retailers to have the RET weakened, achieved by development of an online community education tool and commissioning analysis of renewable energy potential in Australia. ACF successfully campaigned for adequate government funding for the land tenure reform process. ACF piloted a New Economics Advisory Service, providing advice to community groups on economic aspects of environmental issues and activities. ACF tackled the underlying social issues threatening our environment from the wasteful way we consume resources to our growing disconnection from nature. ACFs Songlines Pilot Project was run in 2013, designed to deepen the relationships between people and place through powerful cultural experiences of natural environments.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 70
  • Part time employees: 9
  • Volunteers: 80
Where the charity operated during the 2013 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)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
40
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
40

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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