Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Parkinson's Aust Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other: Parkinsons Australia is the national not-for-profit body working for all people affected by Parkinsons, through advocating for, lobbying about and effective communication of, their interests
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Political activities
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Parkinson's Australia pursued its charitable purposes in the last financial year through the following activities: Provision of a confidential 1800 free-call telephone service offering support and information to anyone affected by Parkinsons disease. Around 700 calls were received each month across Australia during 2012-13.Provision of an education program for general practitioners and allied health professionals to raise awareness of the problems faced by patients with Parkinsons. This 6 hour online educational course is designed to help GPs address the issues of most concern when confronted with a patient who may have Parkinson's Disease.Conducting a lobbying campaign during the federal election. Presenting a National Conference - Better Knowledge, Better Outcomes held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in July 2012. Continuing to advocate and lobby to raise awareness of the significant cost of Parkinsons in social and economic terms and to advance the interests of people affected by ParkinsonsProviding information resources to educate health professionals, politicians and the public about Parkinsons.Continuing to encourage research.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Elderly people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Other
    • Carers, families and support workers associated with people with Parkinson's Disease

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 7
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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