Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
IJM Australia Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • International Justice Mission Australia
  • IJM Australia
Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Advocacy and civic activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2017, IJM Australia partnered with four of our offices in the field supporting programs to rescue victims of slavery and violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. In Cebu, The Philippines, IJM continued its system reform project working with the Philippines National Police and the Department of Social Welfare and Development to investigate, disrupt and prosecute case of online sexual exploitation of children. With continuing support from IJM Australia, IJM Cebu assisted local authorities in rescuing 45 victims and arresting 19 perpetrators of this crime. IJM Cebu also achieved 9 convictions of offenders involved in commercial sexual exploitation as a result of previous operations addressing this crime type. In Kenya, IJM Australia also continued to provide support to IJMs Police Abuse of Power system reform program.In 2017, IJM Australia began financially supporting the work of IJMs field office in Chennai, India. This field office combats bonded labour slavery by training and assisting local officials in identifying, investigating and conducting rescues and survivor aftercare in cases of bonded labour, and assisting public prosecutors in the prosecution of offenders, as convictions of slave owners are currently rare. In 2017, IJM Chennai assisted local authorities in rescuing 114 victims, charging 25 perpetrators, and achieving 1 conviction. For the third consecutive year, IJM Australia facilitated a training program in conjunction with IJM Kampala, whereby judges and barristers from Australia ran workshops on topics including trial advocacy, land grabbing, gender issues and the law, case management and judgment writing for Ugandan Magistrates and Resident State Attorneys. This work supported IJM Kampalas system reform project which seeks to protect widows and orphans from property grabbing.Domestically, IJM Australia conducted numerous community education and fundraising campaigns to build support for IJMs vision to protect the poor from violence. In 2017, we trained nearly 50 people to be Justice Advocates: volunteers who raise awareness about IJMs work and the problem of everyday violence. Through these and existing volunteers, numbering over 100, the public heard about IJMs work at over 75 speaking engagements. In 2017, we also advocated for changes to Australian laws that impact our work overseas in the areas of cybersex trafficking and supply chain transparency. This included: submitting to and giving evidence before the NSW and Commonwealth Inquiries into Human Trafficking; submitting to the parliamentary Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia; and submitting to and attending the roundtable consultation for the Attorney Generals Departments Public Consultation on the Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement. IJM Australia was also invited to speak at the UNODC conference on effective responses to online child sexual exploitation.
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Other beneficiaries
  • Females
  • Males
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
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
  • Other Countries
    • IND
    • KEN
    • PHL
    • UGA
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 8
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 8
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 75

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 January 2017 to 31 December 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
Interest 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
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-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
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000861
  • NSW fundraising number: CFN22983
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2551
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2050
  • VIC fundraising number: 14392
  • WA fundraising number: CC21693