Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Polio Australia Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 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
Our strategic priorities:Priority One Capacity Building: Securing a stable income stream to support Polio Australia and our key program areas into the future.Priority Two Education: Promoting enhanced knowledge and management of the Late Effects of Polio across the Health and Community sectors.Priority Three Health Service Promotion: Lobbying and advocating for recognition of and appropriate service provision for Australia's polio survivors.Priority Four Collaboration: Working with and supporting state-based Polio Networks by producing resources and standardising polio information for use by the Networks and their members.To achieve these priorities in 2013-2014 we:Submitted numerous funding proposals to philanthropic funds, engaged with Rotary clubs and districts, participated in Walk With Me in Victoria and NSW, and visited with and informed parliamentarians across Australia and in Federal Parliament. Addressed students at Latrobe University's National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics on the needs of polio survivors. Continued to promote and distribute our Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice resource module, and worked on production of the second resource module "The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility". Held 5th annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreat, and undertook 4 year program evaluation reviewing how the Retreats increase the health literacy of participants. Promoted Octobers national Polio Awareness Month. Produced new promotional posters. Clinical Training Trial for health professionals held in Victoria. Published Reflections and Polio Oz News. Parliamentary Friends of Polio Survivors launched at a Morning Tea in Canberra. Presented at International Post-Polio Conferences in St Louis, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Maintained 3 websites for the benefit of polio survivors, their families and carers, and health professionals. Maintained the only register of polio survivors living in Australia.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 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 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Victoria

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 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 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C Other income/receipts
D Total income/receipts (a+b+c)
E Employee expenses/payments
F Grant and donations made by the registered entity for use in Australia
G Grants and donations made by registered entity for use outside Australia
H Other expenses/payments
I Total expenses/payments (e+f+g+h)
J Net surplus/deficit (d-i)

Balance Sheet Extract

K Total assets
L Total liabilities
M Net assets/liabilites (k-l)