Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
OpenAustralia Foundation Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The advancement of education
  • Other: The provision of a nationwide open access public digital reference library for the purpose of making information relating to public bodies accessible and useful for all Australians.
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
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
  • Research
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
In 2012/13 the OpenAustralia Foundation (OAF) improved peoples ability to participate directly and positively in political processes by connecting with candidates for election, keeping tabs on elected representatives and planning decisions where they live through, and respectively.Weve directly engaged over 1.7 million people through web services, that's about 7% population of Australia.In 2012 OAF launched giving Australians unprecedented ability to make and access freedom of information (FOI) requests. Launched with help from civic minded hackers, public support from local and international civil society & media organisations, Right To Know encouraged 263 new public FOI requests, attracting 17,786 unique visitors in 6 months, and underpinned another collaborative project with Australian news organisations.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Volunteers: 82
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)

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.