Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
IJM Australia Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • International Justice Mission Australia
  • IJM Australia
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
Economic, social and community development
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2016, IJM Australia partnered with three of our offices in the field supporting programs to rescue victims of slavery and violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. In Cebu, the Philippines, IJM shifted its focus from more traditional forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children to online sexual exploitation of children (cybersex trafficking) a growing and devastating form of modern day slavery. With the support of IJM Australia, IJM Cebu rescued 42 victims from sex trafficking, and secured the convictions of 23 perpetrators. IJM Cebu lawyers and The Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking prosecutor also successfully advocated for the use of plea bargaining in cybersex trafficking cases through 2016, securing convictions without victims (children) needing to testify against their perpetrators. In Kenya, IJM Australia provided support to IJMs Police Abuse of Power system reform program which works to seek justice for those who have suffered at the hands of authorities who should protect them. Following the success of the trial advocacy training in Uganda in 2015, IJM Australia worked again with IJM Kampala to design and implement a trial advocacy training program for 30 Ugandan Resident State Attorneys. The training was aimed at enhancing the technical capacity of the Ugandan Attorneys (including trial preparation, advocacy and case management) and supporting appropriate sentencing in property grabbing cases. IJM Australia also supported anti-slavery work in Kolkata, India. In Australia, IJM also conducted various community education and fundraising campaigns to raise the awareness of Australians regarding issues of slavery and injustice both in our region and globally. This included conducting campaigns such as Time for Justice which concluded with a breakfast held at NSW Parliament House. The campaign invited fee-earning professionals to donate the equivalent of one billable hour to IJM Australia. Funds raised from the campaign were used to fund lawyers, investigators and social workers salaries in Cebu, the Philippines. We were privileged to speak at a number of different events during the year, including the Justice Conference in Melbourne, Youth Technology and Virtual Communities Conference facilitated by QLD Police Taskforce ARGOS, all of which helped raise the awareness of Australians regarding issues such as the cybersex trafficking of children in the Philippines and property grabbing from widows and vulnerable families in Uganda. Over 120 people attended training events in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. We also worked with media agencies to raise the profile of these issues more broadly. ABC's 7.30 conducted an investigative story on cybersex trafficking and profiled IJMs work both here and in the Philippines in bringing rescue and hope to victims, and working with Filipino authorities to bring criminals to justice. Our Annual Review for 2016 will be published and made
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
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
    • IND
    • KEN
    • PHL
    • UGA
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 8
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 70

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 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
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All other revenue
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Other income (for example, gains)
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Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet extract

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