Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
Australian Academy of Law
ABN
19127640466

About the charity

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

Charity programs

Program name
Annual Essay Prize
Program classification
Education support
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia

Program name
Honours Prize; Name: Michael Coper Memorial Prize
Program classification
Education support
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
General community in Australia

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
The Academy sponsors public lectures, seminars and debates.
• 31 October 2019, Brisbane. Patron’s Address. The Chief Justice, the Hon Susan Kiefel AC, delivered the Academy’s Patron’s Address for 2019 on “The Academy and the Courts: what do they mean to each other today?”
• 5 August 2019, Canberra. Joint panel to discuss the findings from the International Bar Association’s 2019 report “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”. The co-hosts were the International Bar Association, the Australian National University, the Law Council of Australia, the ACT Law Society and the ACT Bar Association.
• 22 August 2019, annual joint event with the Australian Academy of Science. A hypothetical set of facts on climate change—the law and the science. The Moderator was Academy Fellow, Mr Justin Gleeson SC of the NSW Bar and a panel of six experts.
• 4 September 2019, Melbourne. Sir Nicholas Blake gave the public lecture on “Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world”.
• 19 September 2019, Darwin. The Annual Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance, Ms Liz Broderick AO spoke on “The Journey of a Restless Advocate: Creating a more Gender Equal Australia”.
• 19 September 2019, Canberra. Michael Coper roundtable. The Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Dr Stephen Donaghue QC spoke of “Current Issues in Australian Constitutional Law.
• 19 January 2020, Canberra. Professor James Stellios FAAL of the ANU law school gave an address and spoke on the relationship between life as an academic and as a legal practitioner.
• 19 February 2020, Canberra. Michael Coper Roundtable. Mr Graeme Neate AM spoke on "Native title--concepts, challenges and creative outcomes".
• 27 February 2020, Perth. A presentation by Professor Kate Lewins of the law school at Murdoch University, the topic was "Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law - Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?"
• 18 June 2020, Canberra and Online. Professor Don Rothwell led a discussion on “Covid-19 and the International Cruise Industry”. The Chair was Professor Stephen Bottomley.
• 24 June 2020, Perth and Online. Ms Jessica Kerr, a PhD candidate in the School of Law at the University of Western Australia led a discussion in the area of her research, “Making Judges in Commonwealth Judiciaries”.
Prizes
• Annual Essay Prize 2019 - $10,000 won by Dr Ellen Rock of the UTS School of Law, for her essay on “Resolving Conflicts at the Interface between Public and Private Law”.
• Honours Prize 2019 - $1500 won by Kate Mani of Monash University, whose topic was “Social Media Chatter, Googling Jurors and the Determined Searcher: How the Internet is Threatening the Efficacy of Suppression Orders”.
• Michael Coper Memorial Prize 2019 - $1500 won by Ms Hennie Lui for her paper “A Total Ban on Gene Doping: not the Most Gen-IUS Idea”.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0.60
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Financial Reporting

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

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$0.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$0.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
Other revenue/receipts
$145,481.00
Total revenue/receipts
$145,481.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$145,481.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$99,629.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
Other expenses/payments
$0.00
Total expenses/payments
$99,629.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$45,852.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$327,901.00
Total liabilities
$0.00
Net assets/liabilites
$327,901.00