Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Lock The Gate Alliance Limited
ABN
33156099080

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Large
Fundraising online
Yes
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Research was undertaken or commissioned during the year on the extent of water and air pollution by coal mining companies in NSW and QLD and the extent of fugitive emissions from gasfields in QLD. Reports were written and surveys undertaken about the extent of damage from abandoned mines and ways to improve environmental outcomes from mine rehabilitation. We also assisted in research regarding the environmental and heritage qualities of agricultural and National Park regions in NSW. We looked into the impacts of proposed water reforms on the Great Artesian Basin in Queensland and the groundwater impacts of proposed mines or gasfield operations. A number of submissions were made to Government processes and inquiries across Australia, seeking to provide research and make recommendations for the preservation of the viability and productive capacity of Australian farms, natural tourism areas, cultural heritage sites and the conservation of fauna and flora. We also encouraged local citizens to engage in making submissions into public Government processes. Freedom of Information requests were lodged on matters such as the granting of water licences, the approval of mining leases and the sale of mining operations. This was in order to obtain information on matters to better inform the public and to enable improved advocacy on improvements in environmental regulation. Information was disseminated widely via the media and social media about the impacts of mining on farmland and environmentally sensitive areas, in keeping with our purpose to protect and enhance such areas and to prevent their degradation and to engage in and promote conservation of native Australian species of flora and fauna. A number of public events were held to inform the public about the impacts of uncontrolled mining development and to advocate for members of the public whose properties, natural areas or health are adversely affected by the activities of the mining industry in rural, regional and urban areas.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
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
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
No

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 8
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 10
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 250

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$1,940,273.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$299,399.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$13,504.00
All other revenue
$7,462.00
Total revenue
$2,260,638.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total gross income
$2,260,638.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$705,377.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$94,500.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$1,399,094.00
Total expenses
$2,198,971.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$61,667.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$61,667.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$1,505,894.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$0.00
Total non-current assets
$0.00
Total assets
$1,505,894.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$66,221.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total liabilities
$66,221.00
Net assets/liabilities
$1,439,673.00
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No

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?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
  • NSW fundraising number: 22735
  • QLD fundraising number: CP5779
  • TAS fundraising number: 10129
  • VIC fundraising number: 13050