Our Annual Information Statement is now available on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) website.
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:
- Provision of peer support to members and other intersex people and families of intersex people.
- Public speaking and awareness raising at a wide range of public meetings, events and film screenings.
- Participation in the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Health in Difference conference and working groups.
- Submissions to a Senate Committee inquiry on the Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people.
- Leading on work to secure the inclusion of “intersex status” as a biological attribute in federal anti-discrimination legislation, with no religious exemptions.
- Advising on federal government guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender (June 2013).
- Advising on changes to Medicare to remove gender from item numbers for medical procedures (July 2013).
- Consultation on improved, but still deeply flawed, Victorian guidelines on decision making around the treatment of intersex infants, children and adolescents (February 2013).
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.
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.
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.
- We warmly welcome donations to support our work.
- Commission us to advise on intersex inclusion in your institution, service or project.
Annual Information Statement
- Read the Annual Information Statement, 2012-2013 on the ACNC website.
- Download a copy of the descriptive submission to the ACNC.
- Download a copy of the financial accounts.
- Read our About OII Australia page for more information on the company.