Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Lock The Gate Alliance Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Research was undertaken or commissioned during the year on the extent of water and air pollution by coal mining companies in NSW, the Koala population of the Ipswich region and the overlap with coal mining proposals, and the impacts of proposed water reforms on the Great Artesian Basin in Queensland. This is in keeping with our principal purpose to educate the Australian community about the impact of uncontrolled development on the natural environment.A number of reports were written and field inspections and aerial monitoring conducted on the impacts of failed mine rehabilitation processes and the scale and nature of environmental legacies from abandoned mines.Community monitoring was undertaken of air quality in a coal seam gas affected area, to provide more information on pollutants in order to better educate the Australian community about impacts on the natural environment.A number of submissions were made to Government processes and major project applications to propose improvements in environmental regulations and to make recommendations for the preservation of the viability and productive capacity of Australian farms and grazing lands and the conservation of fauna and flora.Freedom of Information requests were lodged on matters such as health issues associated with coal seam gas mining and the extent of contamination association with underground coal gasification to obtain information on matters to better inform the public and to enable improved advocacy on improvements in environmental regulation.Information was disseminated widely via the media and social media about the impacts of mining on farmland and environmentally sensitive areas, in keeping with our purpose to protect and enhance such areas and to prevent their degradation and to engage in and promote conservation of native Australian species of flora and fauna.A number of public events were held to inform the public about the impacts of uncontrolled mining development and to advocate for members of the public whose properties, livelihoods or health are adversely affected by the activities of the mining industry in rural, regional and urban areas.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 11
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 200

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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