Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
ABN
71626822845

About the charity

Charity size
Large
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Yes
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
ACT incorporated association number: A01367
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
No
Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?
No

Charity programs

Program name
Science Meets Parliament
Program classification
Science
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • General community in Australia

Program name
Superstars of STEM
Program classification
Science
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Females

Program name
STEM Ambassadors Program
Program classification
Science
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • General community in Australia

Program name
Parliamentary Friends of Science
Program classification
Science
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • General community in Australia

Program name
The AFR Future Briefings Series
Program classification
Science
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • General community in Australia

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
Science & Technology Australia (STA) is Australia’s peak body in science and technology. We represent more than 80,000 scientists and technologists.

STA is an influential voice for evidence and expertise in public policy.

Our mission is to advance the public good and social and community welfare, and strengthen civil society, through education, outreach and programs.

We do so to advance the impact of science and technology to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges, including saving and improving lives.

With headquarters in Canberra, STA has excellent relationships with Parliamentarians, the Office of the Chief Scientist, the scientific academies, heads of Government science agencies, granting bodies, and key industry players.

We bring together scientists, scientific societies, governments, industry and the broader community.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 5.30
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 113

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements – reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
No
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Yes
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$0.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$798,321.00
Revenue from government including grants
$235,381.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
All other revenue
$0.00
Total revenue
$1,033,702.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$108,947.00
Total gross income
$1,142,649.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$799,123.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$452,856.00
Total expenses
$1,251,979.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-109,330.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$-109,330.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$1,342,905.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$62,158.00
Total non-current assets
$62,158.00
Total assets
$1,405,063.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$641,521.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$379,675.00
Total non-current liabilities
$379,675.00
Total liabilities
$1,021,196.00
Net assets/liabilities
$383,867.00