Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Bowel Cancer & Digestive Research Institute Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Bowel Cancer Australia
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Research
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other
    • The activities of Bowel Cancer Australia throughout the year were the establishment of the structure to support research in the field of bowel cancer; the establishment of a patient support network; and to participate in and to support the furtherance of health education and awareness.
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Bowel Cancer Australias vision is to reduce incidence, death and suffering associated with bowel cancer through advocacy, awareness, education, patient support and research.Bowel Cancer Australia is driven by a small team of staff and volunteers and receives no government funding.Advocacy & PolicyThe leading voice of the bowel cancer community, driving ongoing access toevidence-based, high quality programs, services and treatments that deliverbetter patient outcomes.AwarenessIncreasing community awareness, understanding of bowel cancer, andpromoting the importance of prevention and early detection through nationalcampaigns such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Never Too Young, Join theBowel Movement, Red Apple Day and Dont Wait Until Its Too Late.EducationOur Get Your Rear in Gear presentations, resources and Big Bowel exhibits,make the link between diet, lifestyle, screening and bowel cancer risk.Health professional and patient education promote the importance ofsurveillance and treatment compliance for effectiveness. Our BowelScreenAustralia® program makes bowel cancer screening available to all Australiansevery day of the year.Patient SupportProviding essential support services to bowel cancer patients and theirfamilies via a confidential nurse/nutrition helpline with telephone and emailsupport, as well as a national Peer-to-Peer Support Network. Our servicesare underpinned by a world-first bowel cancer app, an unriv
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 10
Where the charity operated during the 2015 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)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Net surplus/deficit

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
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Total non-current liabilities
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Section F: Other obligations

Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate