Intercultural Training Australia Limited: mini-charity review

The charity's Annual Information Statement current at the time of this review has since been superseded.  Please start with the updated review published in September 2017, and come back to this one as needed.

Mini charity review of Intercultural Training Australia Limited (ITA) as an Associate member of Missions Interlink, ‘the Australian network for global mission’.

Is it responsive to feedback?

  • When sent a draft of this review, they replied quickly. One addition was made to the review as a result.

Is ITA registered?

  • As a charity, yes.
  • Other registrations:
    • ITA is a public company, a company limited by guarantee.
      • Its name: It does not appear to have the provisions in its constitution to allow it to omit ‘Ltd/Limited’ at the end.
    • Registered to fundraise in the two states in which, per the ACNC Register, it operates.

What do they do?

  • See here.
  • More specifically, this, from the AIS 2015, is what they did in 2015:
    • Conducted TESOL training courses in 3 states of Australia, in Montana USA, Cambodia and Thailand. Also ran TESOL workshops in Australia and Thailand

Do they share the Gospel?

  • No, not unless they present the Gospel as part of the training.

What impact are they having?

  • No information found.

What do they spend outside the costs directly incurred in delivering the above impact, that is, on administration?

  • The expenses in the AIS 2015 – ITA is not required to lodge accounts, and hasn’t – are not classified to allow this calculation.

Can you get a tax deduction?

  • No

Is their online giving secure?

  • NA – donations are not sought.

What choices do you have in how your donation is used?

  • NA

Is their reporting up-to-date?

  • Yes (three months after year end).

Does their reporting comply with the regulator’s requirements?

  • AIS 2015: Except for the absence of outcomes, yes.
  • Financial Report 2015: Yes – none required
    • They could have lodged this voluntarily, but they chose not to.
    • But their Associate membership of Missions Interlink requires them to “have available for [their] members and supporters a clear and appropriate financial statement which has been approved by its auditor.”
    • Their constitution requires them to submit an audited financial report to the members.
    • [Removed 1.09.17].

What financial situation was shown in that Report?

  • A deficit of 14% of Income/Receipts.
  • No donations.
  • $32K ‘Employee expenses/payments’ for one part-time and two casuals.
    • This was 36% of expenses.
  • Grants made: $1K
  • $7K of liabilities were covered by assets of $61K.

What did the auditor say about the last financial statements?

  • The audit report, if there is one, is not publicly available.

If a charity, is their page on the ACNC Register complete?

  • Yes

Who are the people controlling the organisation?

  • Not mentioned on the website, but
  • From ‘Responsible Persons’ on the ACNC Register:
    • John Anderson
      • There are 34 directorships recorded for this name.  The ACNC Register has only charities, so if, after eliminating the entries in the Register that don’t belong to ITA’s John Anderson, you are left with his total being more than a handful, it would be legitimate for you to question whether his ability to discharge his fiduciary responsibilities is threatened.
    • Juanita Anderson
    • Kim Hood
      • Is this the Kim Hood?
    • Frederik Kamst
    • Peter Romanowski

To whom is ITA accountable?

  • To Missions Interlink, because it’s an Associate member.
  • ITA is also accountable to the ACNC.
  • And, as a company, to ASIC.  [Edited 1.09.17].