Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Bernie Banton Foundation

About the charity

Charity size
Fundraising online
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
  • NSW fundraising number: 21274
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2571
  • TAS fundraising number: C/10365
  • VIC fundraising number: 13025.17
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
Main activities
  • Peer-based support to asbestos disease sufferers and their loved ones.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
● We provide 24/7 Freecall®️ telephone and online support across Australia, together with localised face-to-face support within NSW to asbestos related disease (ARD) sufferers, their carers and loved ones, as well as bereaved carers.
● We provide telephone and internet enquiry services across Australia to those in the community with concerns regarding asbestos-containing-material issues within the built environment.
● We provide education on 'Asbestos - know the dangers, manage the risk' to the general public via information forums and via asbestos awareness information available on the Bernie Banton Foundation website.
● We advocate on behalf of ARD sufferers and their families, as well as ARD researchers, allied health workers and educators.
● We promote research within Australia into asbestos related diseases, including lobbying as regards funding for this purpose.
● We work with other asbestos related disease support organisations.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 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 2019 period?
Changes planned
● We plan to trial face-to-face support group meetings for 1) asbestos related disease (ARD) sufferers and carers, and 2) bereaved (ARD) carers in Sydney, NSW in 2019.
Main beneficiary
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Other beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Other
    • ● Tradespeople and DIY renovators - with awareness information, in an effort to avoid current and future asbestos exposure.

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Balance Sheet extract

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