ASTHMA FOUNDATIONS AUSTRALIA
ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Asthma Foundations Australia is the association of eight State/Territory Asthma Foundations. It is the national peak consumer body for people with asthma and their carers in Australia. Our Vision Asthma Foundations Australia aims to eliminate asthma as a major cause of ill-health and disruption within the community. We will pursue: • • strategies that lead to measurable improvements of asthma related ill-health in the Australian population targeted approaches to gain improved outcomes for individuals, communities and the whole population
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT On behalf of the Asthma Foundations Australia it is my great pleasure to present this report covering our activities to the 30th June 2008. The eight states and territory Foundations continue to work collaboratively to improve the health of the more than 2 million Australians who live with asthma. Together we have continued to deliver programs for people with asthma, their carers and health professionals. These programs include the Asthma Friendly Schools Program, which has developed into a comprehensive and coordinated model, which provides for the implementation of nationally agreed standards. The Program is now subject to ongoing evaluation to ensure agreed standards are implemented and there is a focus on realising positive health outcomes for students at school. The challenge going forward is to ensure schools renew their engagement with the program as current recognition expires. I would like to thank the Asthma Foundation of South Australia, the national coordinator, Tony Healy and the National Asthma Schools Steering Committee for their work in managing the Asthma Friendly Schools Program. This programs funding is due for renegotiation during 2009. The value of the program must be demonstrated to Government to ensure ongoing funding. The Asthma Community Support Program continues to support consumer action and self management and provides Foundations with resources to support people with asthma, promoting consumer education and awareness to supplement the role of general practice in facilitating the uptake of best practice asthma management. The national coordination of this program has been contracted to the Asthma Foundation of Victoria. The program is subject to independent national evaluation, which is overseen by a national steering committee, chaired by Prof. Adrian Bauman. I would like to acknowledge the work of the steering committee and staff from the Victorian Foundation for coordinating this National Program. Asthma Update continues to be our magazine for engaging with consumers. The magazine provides articles on best practice asthma management, medications and research. The Asthma Update Editorial Review Panel led by Mrs Jan Saunders (EO, Asthma Foundation of NT) has played an active role in ensuring the quality of our newsletter. I would like to acknowledge the voluntary contribution of each member of the panel. I would also like to acknowledge the important work of our Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Haydn Walters and Dr Simon Bowler for their input into discussions by the Board and their support of the Asthma Update Magazine Editorial Review Panel. During the year the Board has worked with the Operations Advisory Group and I thank them for their commitment and the giving of their time and expertise to benefit the community. This group and the Business Development Managers are working together to raise the profile of asthma and develop a sustainable corporate partnership model and a signature event. Asthma Foundations Australia continues to work collaboratively with other bodies including Department of Health and Ageing, the National Asthma Council and its member bodies to ensure best practice asthma management is available to all people with asthma and their carers.
The Board of Asthma Foundations Australia comprises the Presidents of each of our eight member organisations; each of them volunteers their time and expertise to ensure the effectiveness of the organisation. To them I say thank you for their past efforts and their commitment to assist the organisation as we go forward. I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Robin Ould, CEO of Asthma Foundations Australia and the Victorian Foundation for his significant contribution in managing the affairs of Asthma Foundations Australia during the last year. It is important to acknowledge the contribution of members of the Board and members of our committees. All time and expertise is given voluntarily and without that support we could not achieve as much for our members and those in the community who have asthma. Asthma Foundations Australia is grateful for the commitment of our member Foundations and benevolent financial supporters who have helped us achieve our goals during the year. Again we are greatly appreciative of the continued support of the Commonwealth Community Support Sector Scheme (CSSS) and our major corporate partners Dyson, Wild Child, TCL Air conditioners, RYCO Filters and Volvo who supported a major national advertising campaign through the NSW Foundation. Today: • • • • • • • • • Over 2,000,000 Australians have asthma. The national mortality rate (ABS) as of 2006 is 402. Highest asthma mortality occurs in the age group 65+. Asthma is more prevalent in males aged 0-14. Asthma is more prevalent in women aged 15-24. Indigenous Australians have more problems with asthma than any other section of the population. Nearly 25% of people with asthma are smokers. Asthma accounts for one of the top reasons for children’s hospital admissions. Asthma is the leading reason for school absenteeism.
These statistics provide the impetus for us to continue our work and to continue to strive to make a difference to the lives of those Australians who have asthma. It has been my pleasure to serve as President for the last year. I very much appreciate the support of my fellow Directors and the Operations Advisory Group. Together I believe we are making a difference to the lives of those we serve.
Ian J W Adams President Asthma Foundations Australia
BOARD OF ASTHMA FOUNDATIONS AUSTRALIA OFFICE BEARERS PRESIDENT Mr Ian J.W. Adams B.A., B. Ed., TSTC, FACE. Educationalist Director, Asthma Foundation of Victoria since 1983 President, Asthma Foundation of Victoria since November 2000 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since November 2000 Appointed President February 2007 VICE PRESIDENT Mr. Peter Cole FAICD Marketing Consultant Senior Vice-President, Asthma Foundations of Queensland 2000 - 2001 President, Asthma Foundations of Queensland since 2003 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since November 2002 Vice President, Asthma Foundations of Australia since November 2007 MEMBERS Mr Cameron Schwab Chief Executive Officer - Fremantle Football Club Limited Board Member, Asthma Foundation of Western Australia since 1994 Board Member, Asthma Foundation of Australia since April 2005 Mr Tony Shadforth Member of Securities & Derivates Industry Association (SDIA) Stockbroker President, Asthma Foundation of Tasmania since 1992 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since November 2002 to September 2007 Mr Trevor Ball Retired Manager and Hazardous Risks Surveyor Director Asthma Foundation of Tasmania since 2002 President Asthma Foundation of Tasmania since 2007 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since October 2007 Mrs. Rosalind Strong B.A., Dip. Ed., M.A.,M.Ed., L-es-L. Director, Asthma Foundation of New South Wales since 1997 President Asthma Foundation of New South since May 2002 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since November 2001 Mr Max Franchitto BA, MBA, CPM, Safin, FAIM, MAICD Director, Management Advisor & Analyst Director, Asthma Foundation of South Australia since March 2003 Chairman, Asthma Foundations of South Australia since May 2006 Board Member, Asthma Foundations of Australia since June 2006 Representative of Asthma Foundations Australia to the Board of the NAC since November 2007
Mrs Kym Holden BA (LIS) Assistant Director, Library & Information Services Director, Asthma Foundation ACT since 1989 President, Asthma Foundation ACT since June 2006 Board Member, Asthma Foundations Australia since June 2006 Prof. Haydn Walters MA, DM, FRCP, FRACP, FCCP Chair of Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee since July 2006 to April 2008 Director of Asthma Foundations Australia Board from July 2006 to April 2008 Professor of Medicine, University of Tasmania Clinical Chief of Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital Director of Asthma Foundation of Tasmania since 2001 Mr Simon Bowler MBBS (Hons) PhD, FRACP, Grad Dip Clin. Epid Respiratory Physician, Mater Medical Centre, Brisbane Director of Asthma Foundation of Australia from April 2008 Chair of Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee from April 2008 Director of Asthma Foundation of Queensland since 1997 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Mr. Robin Ould
Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundations of Australia since February 2005.
OPERATIONS ADVISORY GROUP OF ASTHMA FOUNDATIONS AUSTRALIA Mrs Cathy Beswick Chief Executive Officer, The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania Since 2000 Mr Greg Smith Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation of New South Wales Since July 2006 Mrs Pamela Lockyer-Scrutton Chief Executive Officer, The Asthma Foundation of South Australia Since 2004 to November 2007 Mr Max Franchitto Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation of South Australia Since November 2007 to May 2008 Chairman, Asthma Foundations of South Australia since May 2006 Mr David Bedson Chief Executive Officer, The Asthma Foundation of South Australia Since May 2008 Mr Paul McGregor Managing Director, The Asthma Foundation of Queensland Since July 2003 Mr Robin Ould Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation of Victoria Since 1997 Mrs Jan Saunders Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation Northern Territory Since June 2005 Mrs Sherylle Baker Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Since November 2006 to September 2007 Mr John Gummer Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Since September 2007 Mrs Margaret Simpson Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation ACT Since March 2003
ASTHMA FOUNDATIONS AUSTRALIA MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Prof Haydn Walters - Chair Chair of National Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee since July 2006 to April 2008 Prof. Peter Sly Head, Division of Clinical Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Professor, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of WA. Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology. Respiratory Physician, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Dr. Simon Bowler Respiratory Physician, Mater Medical Centre, Brisbane Prof Don Campbell Director Monash Institute of Health Services Research Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Assoc. Prof. Paul Reynolds Chest Clinic Royal Adelaide Hospital Prof Peter Van Asperen Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Mrs Pamela Lockyer-Scrutton CEO Representative Asthma Foundation of South Australia to November 2007 Mr. Robin Ould CEO Representative since November 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundations of Australia since February 2005
Financial report for the year ending 30 June 2008. For the twelve months to June 30th 2008 Asthma Foundations Australia financial result was an operating profit of $17,738. Total income for the year was $830,374. Total expenditure for the year was $812,636, $528,413 related to expenditure on our major projects. It should be noted that during the year the operating expenses of the organisation including a payment of a management fee to the Asthma Foundation of Victoria. This management fee was introduced to cover the provision of offices and management time by their CEO managing the entity. As at 30 June 2008, the Asthma Foundations Australia had a balance sheet with net assets of $337,969. The Foundation also retains $556,985 in the National Asthma Research Fund as at the 30th June 2008. These funds will be used to form the corpus of the research fund going forward. Our appreciation is again extended to our auditors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers for their ongoing support and advice during the annual audit. The contribution of their audit team is very much appreciated.
Robin Ould Chief Executive Officer Asthma Foundations Australia
Statement By The Board In the opinion of the Board of Asthma Foundations Australia Inc: i the accompanying financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2008 present fairly the financial position of the Association at 30 June 2008 and of its performance, as represented by the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended and are in accordance with Statements of Accounting Concepts and applicable Accounting Standards; ii the operations of the Asthma Foundations Australia have been carried out in accordance with the Constitution of Australian Association of Asthma Foundations Incorporated and the Association Incorporated Act; and iii at the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that Asthma Foundations Australia can pay its debts as and when they fall due. Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board by:
Mr Ian J W Adams President Dated this 18th day of November 2008
Asthma Foundations Australia Asthma Foundation of New South Wales Level 3, 486 Pacific Highway ST LEONARDS NSW 2065 Ph: (02) 9906 3233 Fax: (02) 9906 4493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asthmansw.org.au Asthma Foundation of Northern Territory PO Box 39962 WINNELLIE NT 0821 Ph: (08) 8981 6066 Fax: (08) 8981 9066 Email: email@example.com Website: www.asthmant.org.au The Asthma Foundation of Queensland 51 Ballow Street or PO Box 394 FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3252 7677 Fax: (07) 3257 1080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asthmaqld.org.au The Asthma Foundation of South Australia 300 South Road or P O Box 2035 HILTON SA 5033 Ph: (08) 8238 9300 Fax: (08) 8238 9303 Email: email@example.com Website: www.asthmasa.org.au The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania 139 New Town Road New Town TAS 7004 Ph: (03) 6228 5631 Fax: (03) 6228 9088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asthmatas.org.au The Asthma Foundation of Victoria 491-495 King Street WEST MELBOURNE VIC 3003 Ph: (03) 9326 7088 Fax: (03) 9326 7055 Email: email@example.com Website: www.asthma.org.au
Asthma Foundation of Western Australia 36 Ord Street WEST PERTH WA 6005 or P O Box 864 WEST PERTH WA 6872 Ph: (08) 9289 3600 Fax: (08) 9289 3601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asthmawa.org.au Asthma Foundation ACT PO Box 687 Woden ACT 2606 Ph: ( 02) 6286 4414 Fax: (02) 6286 4475 Email: email@example.com Website: www.asthmaact.org.au National Office Asthma Foundations of Australia Level 2, 491-495 King Street WEST MELBOURNE VIC 3003 Ph: (03) 9329 2622 Fax: (03) 9329 6511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asthmaaustralia.org.au
SUPPORTERS Asthma Foundations Australia acknowledges the support of our major partners: We would also like to acknowledge the following sponsors and supporters for their generous contributions: AstraZeneca Australian Charities Fund Coles Group Limited Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, Community Sector Support Scheme (CSSS) Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Dyson Appliances Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd GlaxoSmithKline Australia Harvey Norman M&C Saatchi Suzanne Grae Workplace Giving Donation Respironics Australia Ryco Filters TCL VisioMed Group Ltd Wild Child
For further information and support on how to manage asthma contact the Asthma Foundation in your state/territory on Freecall 1800 645 130 or visit our Website at www.asthmaaustralia.org.au Asthma Foundations Australia Phone: 039329 2622 Fax: 03 9329 6511