Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
TEAR Australia
ABN
85085413832

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Tearfund
  • Tearfund Australia
Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Our motivation comes from our belief that God loves all people, and in Christ offers them the opportunity of a new life. We believe that God is just, and has particular care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice.We work in partnership with other Christian groups, including churches, relief and development agencies and community-based organisations, which are working with the poor in their communities. We seek to build effective relationships with these partners, grounded in mutual respect, trust and accountability.Priority is given to those programs that strive to involve the most marginalised and exploited members of each community, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.In Australia, we work to inform and empower Christians, in partnership with local churches, to make a biblically-shaped response to suffering and oppressed communities.For details about activities and outcomes during the past year, please see our annual report available on our website at www.tear.org.au
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
No
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
  • Other Countries
    • AFG
    • BGD
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • FJI
    • IND
    • IDN
    • KEN
    • LAO
    • MOZ
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • PAK
    • SLB
    • SOM
    • SSD
    • LKA
    • SDN
    • THA
    • TLS
    • UGA
    • ZMB
    • ZWE
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • Families
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of disaster
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
N
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?
N

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 19
  • Part time employees: 37
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 807

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$10,141,486.00
Revenue from government including grants
$5,104,700.00
All other revenue
$379,037.00
Total revenue
$15,625,223.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total gross income
$15,625,223.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$3,270,285.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$279,441.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$12,191,739.00
All other expenses
$1,494,481.00
Total expenses
$17,235,946.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-1,610,723.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$-1,610,723.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$7,280,829.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$3,752,285.00
Total non-current assets
$3,752,285.00
Total assets
$11,033,114.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$835,418.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$50,297.00
Total non-current liabilities
$50,297.00
Total liabilities
$885,715.00
Net assets/liabilities
$10,147,399.00