Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Drug Policy Australia Limited
ABN
43169588578

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Small
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Law and legal services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Drug Policy Australia engaged in public advocacy and education activities relating to advancing the harm-minimisation health practices and policy in relation to the use of psychoactive substances in Australian society.Along with other Harm Reduction organisations, we were involved with and supported the successful campaign to introduce a trial of a Safe Injecting Facility in Victoria. We made written and personal presentations to the Victorian Drug Inquiry and made a submission to the Federal Ice inquiry among others. We supported the formation of other organisations with similar aims of reducing the harm associated with the use of drugs including Students for Sensible Drug Policies and were contributors to their inaugural national conference. We have promoted discussion of a diverse range of drug and alcohol related health initiates such as Pill Testing in the traditional and social media.Drug Policy Australia also works at the international level to reform the United Nations Drug Conventions that underpin the world's punitive drug policies and, to this end, have been granted Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC and are members of the Vienna NOG Committee on Drugs.Our promotion of harm reduction and evidence based health policies and principal aims to improve the prevention and control of the many diseases associated with the use of psychoactive substances, including but not limited to addiction, mental illness, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS transmission.Drug Policy Australia engaged in public advocacy and education activities relating to advancing the harm-minimisation health practices and policy in relation to the use of psychoactive substances in Australian society.Along with other Harm Reduction organisations, we were involved with and supported the successful campaign to introduce a trial of a Safe Injecting Facility in Victoria. We made written and personal presentations to the Victorian Drug Inquiry and made a submission to the Federal Ice inquiry among others. We supported the formation of other organisations with similar aims of reducing the harm associated with the use of drugs including Students for Sensible Drug Policies and were contributors to their inaugural national conference. We have promoted discussion of a diverse range of drug and alcohol related health initiates such as Pill Testing in the traditional and social media.Drug Policy Australia also works at the international level to reform the United Nations Drug Conventions that underpin the world's punitive drug policies and, to this end, have been granted Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC and are members of the Vienna NOG Committee on Drugs.Our promotion of harm reduction and evidence based health policies and principal aims to improve the prevention and control of the many diseases associated with the use of psychoactive substances, including but not limited to addiction, mental illness, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS transmission.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
No

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 20

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period
Cash

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$2,862.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$2.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
Other revenue/receipts
$0.00
Total revenue/receipts
$2,864.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$2,864.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
Other expenses/payments
$1,527.00
Total expenses/payments
$1,527.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$1,337.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$1,336.00
Total liabilities
$0.00
Net assets/liabilites
$1,336.00

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes