Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Penington Institute

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
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Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: Penington Institutes three central goals are to: Identify the social, economic and health drivers of substance-related harm to inform appropriate public health responses. Build and share knowledge to empower individuals, families and the community to take charge of substance use issues. Promote quality, integrated public health systems to reduce the burden of death and disease related tosubstance use issues.The Penington Institute also contributes to evidence-based approaches to prevention, early intervention and treatment to improve the outcomes for drug and alcohol users, andsupport recovery pathways.
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
General activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
  • Employment and training
  • Grant-making activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Penington Institute achievements in 2013 have included: Contributing to Australias internationally renowned HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C strategies. Leading the public debate around amphetamines and party drug use. Doing ground-breaking social research into STIs (sexually transmitted infections) among vulnerable youths, and pregnancy and parenthood among injecting drug users. Starting the Network of Victorian Pharmacotherapy Service Providers, one of many initiatives that united workers andservice providers. Working with government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to address injecting drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Starting the National NSP Policy and Practice Forum, leading to the Australian Return on Investment in Needle and Syringe Programs research. Successfully advocating for increased funding for pharmacotherapy services in Victoria. Leading public discussion around expanded use of naloxone hydrochloride resulting in the VictorianGovernment funding of the Community Overdose Prevention and Education (COPE) program.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • Pre/post release offenders and their families
  • Unemployed persons
  • Women
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 16
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Volunteers: 2
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • GBR

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

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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