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Should the auDA Foundation be shut down?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by snoopy, Jan 10, 2018.

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Should the auDA Foundation be shut down?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

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    In my view this "foundation" has nothing to do with auDA's purpose.

    Obviously the whole thing is in limbo but registrants are still contributing money towards it (25 cents per registration), why should they?

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    The foundation has $2.4 million in the bank and that money should either go back to auDA or back to registrants.

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  2. DomainNames

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    The auDA Foundation needs to be investigated and audited independently going back to before it was set up and why, how it has been run, who has received grants and why.

    It needs to be shut down and .au domain name registrants given the discount by lower wholesale pricing.

    Yes many of the grant recipients are worthy causes but they should seek funding from other places. They in many cases have nothing to do with what auDA's job is which is the manage the .au namespace.

    https://www.acnc.gov.au/RN52B75Q?ID=40A4621B-B634-4118-8A11-FE0476A6E6E7&noleft=1

    Charity's Documents

    Document Type
    Date Description
    Annual Report 12/12/2017 https://www.audafoundation.org.au
    Governing document 19/12/2014 auDA Foundation Trust Deed.pdf

    Responsible Persons
    Name Position
    BOARDMAN, BLAIR CAMERON Director
    MANARITI, JOSEPH Director
    WATSON, GREGORY Director

    Subtype History
    Start Date End Date Purpose
    01/01/2014 2014 Advancing health
    01/01/2014 2014 Advancing social or public welfare
    01/01/2014 2014 Advancing culture
    01/01/2014 2014 Advancing the security or safety of Australia or Australian public
    01/01/2014 2014 Purposes beneficial to the general public and analogous to the other charitable purposes
    03/12/2012 31/12/2013 2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community


    Charity Name
    The Trustee For Auda Foundation
    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Registration Status
    Registered
    Entity Subtype
    2014 Advancing health (01/01/2014)
    2014 Advancing social or public welfare (01/01/2014)
    2014 Advancing culture (01/01/2014)
    2014 Advancing the security or safety of Australia or Australian public (01/01/2014)
    2014 Purposes beneficial to the general public and analogous to the other charitable purposes (01/01/2014)


    Charity Details


    Legal Name
    The Trustee For Auda Foundation
    Other Name(s)
    Charity ABN
    57462140688
    Charity Address for Service
    accounts@auda.org.au
    Charity Street Address
    Level 17 1 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    Email
    accounts@auda.org.au
    Phone
    Website

    Annual Reporting



    Due Date
    Document Status Date received
    31/03/2014 AIS 2013 Received 24/03/2014
    Voluntary Financial Report 2013
    31/01/2015 AIS 2014 Received 19/12/2014
    31/01/2015 Financial Report 2014 Received 19/12/2014
    31/01/2016 AIS 2015 Received 12/02/2016
    31/01/2016 Financial Report 2015 Received 12/02/2016
    31/01/2017 AIS 2016 Received 10/03/2017
    31/01/2017 Financial Report 2016 Received 10/03/2017
    31/01/2018 AIS 2017 Received 12/12/2017
    31/01/2018 Financial Report 2017 Received 12/12/2017
    31/12/2018 AIS 2018
    31/12/2018 Financial Report 2018

    https://acnc.gov.au/AIS2017?ID=40A4621B-B634-4118-8A11-FE0476A6E6E7&noleft=1
    Annual Information Statement 2017

    The Trustee For Auda Foundation
    ABN 57462140688
    Section A: Charity Information


    Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
    Email address
    accounts@auda.org.au
    Charity address
    Level 17
    1 Collins Street
    Melbourne
    VIC
    3000
    AUSTRALIA
    Charity’s size
    Medium: Revenue of $250,000 to $999,999
    Basic Religious Charity
    No



    Section B: Activities


    Was your charity operating in the 2017 reporting period?
    Yes
    Main activities
    Grant-making activities
    Research
    Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
    The auDA Foundation is a charitable trust that was established in 2005 to provide grants for projects for the purpose of promoting and encouraging educational and research activities that will ultimately enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.
    Main beneficiaries
    General community in Australia
    Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
    Victoria
    Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
    Yes
    Changes planned The auDA Foundation, along with its parent entity .au Domain Administration Limited's ("auDA") wider community engagement program is currently under review. The types of activates that The auDA Foundation will introduce in the next reporting period will be settled by the review.

    Section C: Human Resources


    Number of Full time employees
    0
    Number of Part time employees
    0
    Number of Casual employees
    0
    Estimated number of volunteers
    0
    Full-time equivalent staff (FTE)
    0
    Section D Financial Information


    Type of financial statement
    General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
    Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
    N
    Comprehensive Income Statement summary
    For the Period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 (if different provide range below)
    01 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2017
    Gross Income $
    Revenue from government (including grants) 0
    Donations and bequests 390,069
    Revenue from providing goods or services 0
    Revenue from investments 61,144
    All other revenue 0
    Total revenue 451,213
    Other Income (for example, gains) 0
    Total Gross Income 451,213
    Expenses $
    Employee expenses 0
    Grants and donations made for use in Australia 18,330
    Grants and donations made for use outside Australia 0
    All other expenses 8,114
    Total expenses 26,444
    Net surplus/deficit 424,769
    Other comprehensive income 0
    Total comprehensive income 424,769
    Balance Sheet Extract
    Assets $
    Total current assets 2,507,740
    Total non-current assets 0
    Total assets 2,507,740
    Liabilities $
    Total current liabilities 31,413
    Total non-current liabilities 26,288
    Total liabilities 57,701
    Net Assets/Liabilities 2,450,039
    Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
    No

    2017 Financial Report
    auDA Foundation Financial Report 2017.pdf

    Section E: Annual report


    2017 Annual report
    https://www.audafoundation.org.au

    Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators


    Is your charity an incorporated association?
    No
    Select the state/territory and enter your incorporated association number
    Does your charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
    No
    Select the state/territory where your charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period

    Registration Status History


    Effective Date
    Status
    03/12/2012 Registered