Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
OpenAustralia Foundation Limited
ABN
24138089942

About the charity

Charity size
Small
Does the charity fundraise online?
Yes
Is the charity an incorporated association?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?
No

Charity programs

Program name
OpenAustralia
Program classification
Democracy
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia
Program website

Program name
PlanningAlerts
Program classification
Civic participation
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia
Program website

Program name
Right To Know
Program classification
Freedom of information
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia

Program name
TheyVoteForYou
Program classification
Democracy
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia

Program name
Morph
Program classification
Open data
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia
Program website

Program name
Election Leaflets
Program classification
Voter education and registration
Program operated online
Yes
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
OpenAustralia Foundation helps people participate directly and positively in political processes. This year connected people with their elected representatives, helping them see what representatives say in parliament and how they vote on changes to our laws. We let people know about local planning proposals and helped them participate in the planning process. We made it easier for people to request information held by federal, state, and local government authorities on their behalf. We helped people collect data from their governments by sharing our knowledge of web scraping and running scrapers for civil society, private and public institutions and individuals. We advocated to integrate a high level of participation for citizens in our democracy. We facilitated these activities via OpenAustralia.org, TheyVoteForYou.org.au, PlanningAlerts.org.au, RightToKnow.org.au, OpenAustraliaFoundation.org.au, morph.io, their associated social channels. We also continued to host OpenGovernment.org.au for Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network, and maintain an archive of election materials at electionleaflets.org.au

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1.60
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 471

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period
Accrual

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$99,054.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$85,929.00
Revenue from government including grants
$10,000.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
Other revenue/receipts
$188.00
Total revenue/receipts
$195,171.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$195,171.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$129,640.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$949.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
Other expenses/payments
$43,570.00
Total expenses/payments
$174,159.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$21,012.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$148,132.00
Total liabilities
$14,935.00
Net assets/liabilites
$133,197.00