Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
The Australia Foundation In Support Of Human Rights Watch Limited
ABN
90153747954

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Human Rights Watch Australia
Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • International activities
  • Research
  • Other
    • Publicizing cases of human rights violations
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Human Rights Watch Australia (HRWA) defends the rights of people worldwide. HRWA is an independent organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. HRWA promotes the adoption of international law including conventions, treaties and other instruments and measures to guarantee human rights. We do so by researching human rights violations wherever they occur and publicizing those facts in order to prevent further abuses and protect victims. We conduct and commission accurate and first-hand research documenting patterns of abuse and we publish this information in reports, letters and other advocacy materials. HRWA shares this information with international and local organizations, government officials, the media and the Australian public. For instance, we honour human rights activists and defenders, we give lectures at universities, we talk with the media and hold briefings for interested officials, and we collaborate with local civil society organizations. Raising awareness about human rights abuse is a crucial step towards improving the behaviour of the perpetrators. Our public and private briefings are well attended, and our issues are well-covered in the press. We remind governments, armed groups, and international organizations of their obligations under international law in order to promote better enforcement of human rights law. This is what leads to lasting change to protect victims of human rights abuse and prevent further violations.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
No
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • IDN
    • MMR
    • PNG
    • VNM
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • 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
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • Other
    • Our work benefits the victims of human rights violations.

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$933,266.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
All other revenue
$298,678.00
Total revenue
$1,231,944.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$4,546.00
Total gross income
$1,236,490.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$454,297.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$12,500.00
All other expenses
$493,358.00
Total expenses
$960,155.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$276,335.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$276,335.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$657,647.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$0.00
Total non-current assets
$0.00
Total assets
$657,647.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$77,181.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total liabilities
$77,181.00
Net assets/liabilities
$580,466.00