Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Alternative Technology Association Inc.
ABN
57533056318

Section A: Charity Information

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

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to connect, inspire and assist people to make sustainable choices in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry.The ATA has more than 5000 members across Australia walking the talk in their own homes. We have helped thousands of households save money and reduce their environmental footprint with information on energy efficiency, solar power, rainwater tanks, materials reuse and waste.The ATA influences government policy by drawing on our technical expertise and members experiences. The ATA advocates in government and industry arenas for easy access to sustainable solutions as well as continual improvement of the technology, information and products needed to change the way we live.The ATA publishes two market-leading sustainable living magazines, Sanctuary: modern green homes and ReNew: technology for a sustainable future. The magazines have a combined readership of over 120,000.The ATA has 13 active branches across Australia that meet regularly, holding informative seminars and workshops, sustainable house tours and attending fairs and events. We also provide an online and phone advice service for members.For more details please see our annual report http://www.ata.org.au/wp-content/uploads/ATA_Annual_Report_2015.pdf
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 13
  • Casual employees: 7
  • Volunteers: 1000
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • TLS

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

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
2.00
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
2.00

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Victoria

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$258,089.00
Government grants
$0.00
All other revenue
$1,585,009.00
Total revenue
$1,843,098.00
Other income
$23,713.00
Total gross income
$1,866,811.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$1,084,203.00
Interest
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$694,985.00
Total expenses
$1,779,188.00
Net surplus/deficit
$87,623.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$1,187,663.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$26,097.00
Total non-current assets
$26,097.00
Total assets
$1,213,760.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$868,220.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$25,582.00
Total non-current liabilities
$25,582.00
Total liabilities
$893,802.00
Net assets/liabilities
$319,958.00

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Yes
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
No
Subtypes current and accurate
Yes