The Australian Vaccination Network is an organisation that could arguably be called ‘Australias most dangerous charity’ and it has a lot of problems when it comes to submitting end of year financial reports. As highlighted by Ken McLeod in a recent report titled “Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance” where he highlights several discrepancies in the Financial Reports submitted by the organisations Founder, President, Spokesperson and Treasurer all of whom happen to be Ms Dorey.
Since this organisation acts as a charity its financial activities are a matter of public interest. In his report Ken notes the following:
Since the AVN was formed in 1994:
Annual Financial Statements for the years 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 were not submitted.
The Annual Financial Statement for the year 1995 was not submitted until July 1996.
Annual Financial Statements for the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007 were not submitted until September 2008.
The Annual Financial Statement for the years 2005 and 2006 were not submitted until April 2008.
The Annual Financial Statement for the year 2009 was not submitted until August 2010.
So why does the Australian Vaccination Network have such difficulty lodging its financial statements, are they trying to hide something?
I can now confirm that as of the 3rd October 2012, no financial statement for 2011 has been lodged.
Re: AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NETWORK INCORPORATED – Y2079127, SEARCH No: 275
I refer to your request for copies of documents in relation to the abovementioned organisation. Any future requests must be submitted on the attached search request form for ease of processing.
A review of the public register indicates the availability of the documents specified below for the fees listed.
Annual statement 2010 (19 pages) lodged 12/12/11 $37
Extension of time to lodge 2011 (1 page) lodged 19/10/11 $19
No financial statement for 2011 or further extension of time has been lodged.
Should you have any queries, please contact the Registry on free call 1800 502 042.
-NSW Fair Trading
As an Australian taxpayer I find it unacceptable that a tax exempt organisation should be allowed to get away with not filing Financial Reports, or filing late and questionable reports. I encourage everyone to read Ken McLeod’s report “Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance” as it provides a valuable insight into the financial activities of Australia’s most dangerous charity.
Relevant reading material;
Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance by Ken McLeod
AVN Correspondence with Fair Trading regarding their failure to submit financial reports, it should be noted that the AVN fought the freedom of information request for months to prevent this disclosure.
This disgrace of a “charity” needs to end and stop blaming its critics for failure to lodge the required paperwork; as seen in the Fair Trading correspondence.