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Island Breeze Australia Ltd, charity review

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This is a charity review, a review for those with an interest in the Australian charity Island Breeze Australia Ltd (IB).

It is structured according to the charity’s entry on the ACNC[i]Register, and its purpose is to supply some information extra to what is there, information that may be helpful in your decision about IB.

It is up to you to decide whether any or all of the information presented here is what you need in order to make that decision, and whether you should seek any other information, either from the charity itself or from other sources.

Ministry response

  • Prior to publishing this review, I sent my observations to the charity, on 25 March 2016, and invited them to comment. They did not respond.

Organisation of this review

  • The first part of this review is organised according to the headings in the Register entry. This is how to use this section of the review:
    1. For each heading in the register entry, first read the information under that heading.
    2. Then check if that heading is included below. (Headings for which there is no comment are not included.)

Sources

  • ACNC Register (including links)
  • Google search on the charity’s name.
  • IB website.
  • Not on FaceBook – but there are pages for other YWAM organisations with an ‘Island Breeze’ ministry, some using the same logo, some not.
  • Not on LinkedIn. (Nor are any of the other YWAM ‘Island Breeze’ organisations.)
  • State government fundraising licence registers.
  • No reviews on Glassdoor yet.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration Status

  • Revocation means that IB is no longer a charity and is therefore not entitled to any tax concessions.
  • IB is, however, still a member of Missions Interlink[ii], under the name YWAM Island Breeze Aust, and therefore still subject to their accountability.
    • IB, having lost its charity status, is no longer eligible to be a member.
    • If it were to again become a charity, it would again have to comply with the Missions Interlink requirement to ‘have available for its members and supporters a clear and appropriate financial statement which has been approved by its auditor [Standards Statement, 4.1],

CHARITY DETAILS

Legal Name

  • IB is a company limited by guarantee.
  • As it doesn’t have the necessary provisions in its constitution, it is not entitled to omit, as it is doing now, ‘Limited/Ltd’ when it uses its company name.
  • IB says that it ‘is a ministry of Youth With A Mission.’

Other Name(s)

  • The omission of the trading name here is, because it is identical to the legal name, of no consequence.
  • To continue to use the name Island Breeze it would need to register it as a business name. Unfortunately, it is not available.

Charity ABN

  • No tax deduction is claimable for a donation to IB.

Charity Address for Service

  • Use the email address instead (see Email, below).
  • Since the Charity Street Address is that of Youth with a Mission Melbourne Inc., you could try that address: info@ywammelbourne.org.

Charity Street Address

Email

  • I have no reason to believe that this doesn’t work.

Phone

  • No phone number on the website.
  • Try 0398312400 (Youth With A Mission Melbourne Inc. – see above)

ANNUAL REPORTING

  • AIS 2014
    • Presumably it was because of the revocation that it wasn’t required.
  • Financial Report 2014
    • It is for the year ended 31 March 2014, so by the time it was lodged the information was at least 16 months out-of-date.
      • It is now a minimum of nearly two years out-of-date, but the next report is not due until another seven months. I don’t know why the ACNC allows this company nine months to report.
    • For these reasons, I have not reviewed the Report.
    • IB is still seeking donations on its website.
      • It does not have a fundraising licence in any of the seven states that have a licensing regime.
        • This was lodged over seven months late.

REGISTRATION STATUS HISTORY

  • Registration was revoked a year ago when the AIS 2013 was overdue by 12 months.
  • Despite this, IB lodged their next year’s Financial Report 11 months after revocation.
  • Even though it has not been a charity since 30 March 2015, Missions Interlink has yet to revoke IB’s membership.

CHARITY’S DOCUMENT (SIC)

  • This document consists of a Memorandum of Association and an Articles of Association, the two documents that were long ago replaced by a constitution for new companies and companies who had these documents but wanted to amend their rules.
    • Both documents are unsigned.
  • There is no Annual Report/Review available on the ACNC Register.
    • Nor on the website.

SUBTYPE HISTORY

  • This does not suggest that IB was a Christian ministry.

(End of review)

 

 

[i] Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Australia’s national regulator of charities.

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