Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Starfish Enterprises Network 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: Starfish's purpose is to support and create rural | regional | remote sustainability throughout Australia and beyond.Starfish's work aims to strengthen the three pillars of sustainability: environmental (resilient, beautiful and productive environments and planet); social (well, inclusive and diverse people families and communities); and economic (meaningful, fair, responsible livelihoods and economies).
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
  • Environmental activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Research
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Throughout the year, Starfish has continued to steadily build its own capacity as measured by the growth in the number and range of sustainability initiatives undertaken (20 now), the increase in the involvement of professional contractors and partners (114), and its strengthened support systems and knowledge base. Every one of these measures has improved during the year.Starfish recognises that sustainability continues to be a contested concept, reflecting in part the challenges we as humans collectively face to develop the next system and next way of life which will leave a positive legacy for future generations. This is a complex undertaking, weaving together social, economic and environmental needs ~ to seek both solutions and to address the most pressing problems which weaken our sustainability.At the same time though it is Starfish's view that the need for rural sustainability, and sustainability more generally, is significant and growing. The fact that this remains a complex concept to communicate, market, package and practice clearly points to the fact that further research, work and evidence in this area is greatly needed.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Unemployed persons
  • Women
  • Young people

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: 50
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
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.