Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Bernie Banton Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Provision of peer-based support to asbestos disease sufferers and their families, provision of advocacy and asbestos awareness services.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
- We provided 24/7 Freecall® telephone and online support across Australia, together with localised face-to-face support within NSW to asbestos related disease (ARD) sufferers, their carers and loved ones, as well as bereaved carers.- We provided Freecall® telephone and internet enquiry services across Australia, to those in the community with concerns regarding asbestos-containing-material issues within the built environment.- We provided education on 'Asbestos - know the dangers, manage the risk' to the general public, by exhibiting at home shows and lifestyle shows, and via information available on the Bernie Banton Foundation website.- We addressed public forums, raising awareness regarding the dangers of asbestos.- We advocated on behalf of ARD sufferers and their families, as well as ARD researchers, allied health workers and educators.- We promoted research within Australia into asbestos related diseases, including lobbying as regards funding for this purpose.- We worked with other asbestos related disease support organisations.
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
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • Other
    • Tradespeople and DIY renovators, with awareness information in an effort to avoid current and future asbestos exposure.

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 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

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet Extract

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