Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Global Dialogue Foundation Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
General activities
  • Culture and arts
  • International activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
As part of the Unity in Diversity project, GDF continued its work in Australia with community leaders. In particular, developing the Whittlesea Community Leadership Network (CL Network Vic Inc.), which is a partnership initiative by community with local and State government. The Whittlesea Community Leadership Network strengthened considerably. It delivered several community leadership training programs. Overall, it is achieving the mission of building leadership capacity and strengthening ties among people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Also, its a model for other municipalities and countries. Throughout the year, GDF representatives engaged in meetings with the community sector, and local government officers across Victoria, to increase awareness of the Unity in Diversity initiative and expand participation.GDF appointed a board member from the corporate sector, tasked to focus on engaging business / corporate and developing programs that increase intercultural understanding and build support for GDFs mission. In the USA, the Unity in Diversity Peace Garden at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN was officially inaugurated. A representative from GDF Australia attended the event and addressed the community, highlighting GDFs efforts both globally and in particularly, in Australia. GDF also appointed a US-based Ambassador-at-Large, and began working towards establishing itself as a 501c3 with a base for the North American continent. Around the world, Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society made good progress. A global initiative body was established which serves as the international governing team. Also (in addition to Australia), country initiative bodies were established across North America, South Asia and Europe.The purpose of the Unity in Diversity project is to contribute to building intercultural, inter-ethnic, inclusive and sustainable societies. The strategic collaborators include UN Alliance of Civilizations and other UN related civil society bodies. In February 2014, GDF organsed a meeting at UN Headquarters in NY with representatives of the global initiative body. The meeting was co-organised with UN Alliance of Civilizations, on strengthening alignment among the partners. Representatives from around the world attended. Also some member state Ambassadors, UNESCO, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and officers of the UNAOC Secretariat. GDFs CEO attended the Global Donors Forum and addressed a plenary session on the Unity in Diversity project. This was another opportunity for putting Australia forward as a leader in this field and the source of this unique project that is making progress towards bringing civil society together globally, across all cultures and ethnicities on one platform, connected with the UN. The GDF vision also inspired a conference in France on the Unity in Diversity theme. VOICE Magazine published bi-monthly is going we
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • AUT
    • AZE
    • BGR
    • CMR
    • FJI
    • FRA
    • IND
    • MKD
    • MEX
    • NGA
    • PAK
    • ROM
    • RUS
    • SRB
    • CHE
    • UGA
    • USA

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)