Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Polio Australia Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other: The purpose of Polio Australia is to:Educate and inform polio survivors, their families and carers, and the community at large about the late effects of polio (LEOP).Provide information, education and training to GPs, medical specialists and other health professionals to improve the diagnosis and management of the LEOP.Facilitate the provision of appropriate and consistent health, disability and aged care support services across all states and territories to improve the treatment and management of the LEOP.Provide outreach to culturally and linguistically diverse and ATSI polio survivors to ensure their diverse needs are being met in a culturally appropriate way.Advise governments on policy development and programs in relation to the LEOP.Stimulate research into the LEOP.Assist the state Networks to support polio survivors and their families, friends and carers at the local level.Support and promote polio immunisation at both a national level and local level with state
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Other education
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Social services
  • 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 2012-2013 we:Submitted numerous funding proposals to philanthropic funds, engaged with Rotary clubs and districts, participated in Walk With Me, launched the Touched by Polio art exhibition, visited with and informed parliamentarians across Australia and in Federal Parliament. Produced and widely distributed Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice resource module. Held 4th annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreat. Gave evidence to Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012. Promoted Octobers national Polio Awareness Month. Published Reflections (monthly) and Polio Oz News (quarterly). 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 2013 reporting period
  • Elderly people
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Women

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 20
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Victoria

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

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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