Annual Information Statement, 2012-2013

Our Annual Information Statement is now available on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) website.

Background

OII Australia is an independent, not-for-profit, limited company, registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on 6 May 2010.

As a charitable organisation, we are also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Our ACN (company number) is 143 506 594.
Our ABN (business number) is 73 143 506 594.

On 7 February 2014, we received endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and Public Benevolent Institution. This means that donations to OII Australia are tax deductible for donors. This status was backdated to 3 December 2012.

Annual Information Statement, 2012-2013

Activities during the year

During the 2012-2013 financial year, activities included:

Income and expenditure

It shows that, during that period, our income as a company just exceeded $2,000 (US$ 1931 on 30 June 2013), and our costs almost matched the same amount. Most of our costs were compliance costs – including a late filing fee.

Board members of the company typically used their own funds to support the work of OII Australia during that period.

Overseas work

Please note that the identified overseas work in Sweden was Gina Wilson’s participation in the second International Intersex Forum, in December 2012. Participation in this event was kindly funded by ILGA.

Outlook

The previous financial situation is unsustainable going forward, in particular with a new volunteer board elected on 1 September 2013. The organisation has so far commenced, or already completed, work on three small project contracts, but we remain concerned at the limitations on our work imposed by the lack of philanthropic or public funds, and the costs to directors.

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee has recommended core funding for intersex-led organisations, however this is not anticipated anytime soon, if at all.

We have explored the potential for philanthropic funding with several sources, but intersex is not well served by funds that focus on LGBT issues, disability, or women; research by GATE and AJWS has found that global funding for intersex human rights work amounts to less than a single average wage in Australia. Philanthropic funding remains a long term goal.

To support our longer term goals, we secured Public Benevolent Institution and Deductible Gift Recipient status in early 2014.

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