Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Australian Society Of Soil Science Incorporated
ABN
96080783106

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Soil Science Australia
Charity size
Small
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Higher education
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Soil Science Australia continued to work towards it purposes of a) advancing and promoting the field of soil science by providing a link between soil scientists via seminars, lectures, events and field trips held by branches across Australia b) To further the expertise in soil science of members by training workshops where interested members of the public were welcome to attend. c) To be a forum for discussion on soil science and d) To increase government and community awareness of soil science by engagement with politicians and senior govt officials. e) To liaise and co-operate with other organisations in support of mutual interests especially the International Union Of Soil Science via the inter-congress meeting in Rio and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science Inc via the joint NZ Aust soil conference in Queenstown, f) To encourage research and extension in soil science by engaging with traditional science fora and also community events in conjunction with Stephanie Alexanders Kitchen Garden Foundation and Costa from Gardening Australia. g) To promote wise management of the soil resources throughout Australia and h) To provide such publications as may be considered desirable including the national soils calendar, profile newsletter and soil crumbs email bulletin to members. i) To provide funds on an annual basis to recognise merit in published research on soil science via awards and student bursaries. j) To encourage on-going professional development of soil scientists by means of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist accreditation programme. Over 60 events were held across Australia and the Society is indebted to members for their contributions throughout the year.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • 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: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 45

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period
Cash

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$0.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$158,212.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
Other revenue/receipts
$0.00
Total revenue/receipts
$158,212.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$158,212.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$101,093.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
Other expenses/payments
$79,846.00
Total expenses/payments
$180,939.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-22,727.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$248,976.00
Total liabilities
$58,519.00
Net assets/liabilites
$190,457.00

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?
Yes
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes