Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Polio Australia Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Gillian Thomas
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other education
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
At its 2014 Annual General Meeting and Strategic Planning Meeting, Polio Australias Board decided on five priorities to work towards over the next three years, as follows.Priority One: Education. Promoting enhanced knowledge and management of the Late Effects of Polio across the health and community sectors.Priority Two: Advocacy. Lobbying and advocating for recognition of and appropriate service provision for Australia's polio survivors.Priority Three: Capacity Building and Resources. Building resources - financial and human.Priority Four: Visibility. Creating positive visibility in the community.Priority Five: Partnership Development. Enhance external and internal relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes.To achieve these priorities in 2014-2015 we: undertook these major activities:~ Commissioned, reviewed and launched a second clinical practice module: "The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility". ~ Built, populated and launched a new website resource for health professionals: ~ Participated in the launch of a new film and resource pack for polio survivors, "All Walks of Life". ~ Commenced planning for the first ever Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference and received positive responses to present from dozens of national and international post-polio specialists. The Conference will be held in September 2016.~ Held the very successful 6th annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreat. ~ Participated in "Wal
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 30
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • 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 2015 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 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
2015 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
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Total revenue/receipts
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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate