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ANNUAL REPORT 2005BUILDING FUTURES FOR PEOPLE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY AND THEIR FAMILIES


2005 ANNUAL REPORTCONTENTSThe 58th Annual General Meeting of The Spastic Centre will be held at 4:30 pm on Tuesday,29 November 2005 at The Spastic Centre’s St Ives Community Access Service, 6 StanleyStreet, St Ives. All members are entitled to attend and are cordially invited to do so.Mission Statement & Core Values page 2They Dared To Dream page 3President’s Report page 4Chief Executive Officer’s Report page 6CP Foundation page 7Highlights of 2004 – 2005 page 8Research Projects page 9Service Statistics page 10Committee Reports page 12Fundraising Activities page 16Marketing Activities page 19Thank you – Committees and Sponsors & Supporters page 22Financial Section page 29ABN 45 000 062 288REGISTERED OFFICE189 Allambie Road,Allambie Heights NSW 2100PO Box 184Brookvale NSW 2100T (02) 9451 9022F (02) 9451 4877EWscnsw@tscnsw.org.auwww.thespasticcentre.com.auCP HELPLINET 1300 30 29 25E cphelpline@tscnsw.org.auBANKERSCommonwealth Bank of Australia48 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000AUDITORSKPMG, The KPMG Centre10 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000the spastic centre 1


ANNUAL REPORT 2005CORE VALUES &MISSION STATEMENTCORE VALUESRespectAccountabilityIndependencePartnershipFairnessInnovationacknowledging the worth of every INDIVIDUALtransparent, ETHICAL, responsible practicespromoting self-determinationlinking and WORKING with othersequitable and accessible servicesnew and creative SOLUTIONSOUR MISSIONBuildingfutures ...for people withcerebral palsyand their families.2 the spastic centre


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ANNUAL REPORT 2005PRESIDENT’S REPORTMARELLE THORNTON, AMPresident“WE HAVE HEIGHTSTO CLIMB, WHICHWILL CARRY OURWORK BEYONDEXISTING LEVELS”As we celebrate The Spastic Centre’ssixtieth birthday, it is time not only to saluteour beginnings, reflect on where we havecome from and honour the past achievementsof our organisation, but it is time to lookforward to a future in which we can completethe vision of our founders.The past twelve months have beenmomentous for families of children withcerebral palsy and significant and complexneeds, especially in rural and regional NewSouth Wales.RURAL SERVICES IN FOCUS …The year has seen the completion of thenetwork of ten Rural Therapy Service Centreswith the establishment and full operation ofcentres at Raymond Terrace, Wagga Waggaand Coffs Harbour. The Sargents Kid Quartersat Nowra was officially opened and onceagain, the marvellous Sargents CharitableFoundation came forward with a mostgenerous donation, which enabled us topurchase property to give a permanent hometo our service programs in Moruya. Ourtherapy centre in Canberra was officiallyopened, premises at Wagga Wagga werepurchased with the balance of funds from aspecial purpose Spastic Centre trust accountand Armidale celebrated its first birthday.Our rural “push” has been a real feature ofthe 2004/2005 year and families residingoutside the Sydney metropolis and immediateHunter region, are thrilled to have theiressential services close to home.Our leadership on the national scene hasenabled the CP Register to go Australia wideand the CP Helpline, launched last year inNew South Wales, is now a national serviceand is recording growing numbers of callersfrom places near and far.KEY AGENDA ITEMS …Key items on the Board’s agenda during theyear included:■ how risk is managed in an ever wideninggeographic spread of service sites andstaff placements,■ how The Spastic Centre develops its imageand profile in the community through the“branding” of service clusters and types,■ how the newly launched Cerebral Palsy(CP) Foundation can add dimension andshape to the organisation’s future andresearch endeavour, and■ how existing property holdings atCroudace Bay and on the Allambiecampus can best be managed into thefuture to ensure maximum benefit for ourclients and their families over the longerterm.CONSISTENT BOTTOM LINES …Our aim for the financial year 2004/2005 wasto achieve a break-even budget whilst at thesame time, extending our network of servicesin the face of the increasing gap betweenappropriate funding and the cost of wagesincreases.I am pleased to report that we haveexceeded our financial targets and at June30th, recorded an operating surplus of$1.132 million ($3.124 million: 2003/2004).This better-than-expected result allowed atransfer of $600,000 to The CP Foundationand realised a further increase in SpasticCentre Members’ Equity from $18,287,468to $19,070,187.These consistent bottom lines provide suretyover our future and provide latitude for theorganisation to explore new and importantavenues beyond essential service programs– to extend its reach, effectiveness andinfluence in building futures for our clientsand their families.Again, our aim for the financial year2005/2006 is to maintain a break-evenbudget and to build the quantum of fundsavailable to The Spastic Centre through theincome generated by The CP Foundation.The good financial health of our organisationover recent years has been achieved as aresult of ongoing careful scrutiny and planningby our Chief Executive Officer, Rob White andSenior Management in collaboration with theFinance and Audit Committee chaired byMark Bryant, Vice President of The SpasticCentre. Mark’s tireless work with SeniorManagement, ready advice and sounddirection deserve our gratitude and I know,add valuable dimension to the organisation’sfinancial management policies and practices.4 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTAs always, The Spastic Centre extends itssincere gratitude to our many loyal andgenerous donors, sponsors, supporters andvolunteers. Their gifts and their giving not onlysustain and energise our every effort but giveus the discretion to innovate and lead.To our key funding bodies goes our deepappreciation for their confidence in our abilityto deliver and our capacity to build, extendand enhance service provision in this State.In particular we acknowledge the Minister,the Hon John Della Bosca MLC and the staffof the NSW Department of Ageing, Disabilityand Home Care as well as the NSWDepartment of Education and Training, theCommonwealth Departments of Family andCommunity Services and Education andTraining. Together we are making aninestimable contribution not only to peoplewith cerebral palsy and their families, but alsoto the character and confidence of thecommunity.EMPLOYER OF CHOICE …To achieve the reputation and accolade asan “employer of choice” requires that anorganisation is smart, fair, innovative andresponsive in its employment practices.This goal, as articulated in our Strategic Plan,has become a reality through the vision andskilful management of our Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Rob White and his SeniorManagement team.Their energy and innovative thinking makeThe Spastic Centre a great place to work andthis, in turn, translates into a high level of staffmorale, quality service provision and hence,optimal outcomes for our clients and theirfamilies.Congratulations and thanks are extended toRob and his statewide team yet again foranother highly successful year!We are indebted as always to our GoodwillAmbassador, The Hon. John Dowd AO QCfor his wonderful work on our behalf and toThe Hon. Margaret Reid AO, our Patron in theAustralian Capital Territory. Their advocacyand support of Australians with cerebral palsyare well known and add considerably to thecommunity’s perception and understanding ofThe Spastic Centre’s vision and mission.GOOD GOVERNANCE PRACTICES …Your Board of Directors demands that afeature of The Centre’s every endeavour isongoing refinement and improvement ofpractices and in that, the Board includes itself.Throughout the year, members of the Boardformally evaluated their own effectiveness,conduct and processes, as a group andindividually, using both an objective evaluationtool as well as facilitated group discussion andself-assessment. An improved ‘Charter forBoard Members of The Spastic Centre’ resulted.As well, during the past twelve months, yourDirectors gave over many hundreds of hoursof their own time to undertake study with theAustralian Institute of Company Directors toensure that true value in the execution of theirduties and responsibilities continues to beadded to the organisation. Board membersare cognisant of how critical it is that theykeep pace with current legislation as it appliesto company directors and keep abreast of theincreasing and rapidly changing expectationsof the many and varied stakeholders andcompliance bodies to whom Spastic CentreDirectors are answerable.Special mention is made of Mark Bryant,Dr Robin Way, Michelle Noort, Peter Whitfieldand Brian Williamson who chair our variousBoard Committees. Their attention to detailand their partnership with Senior Managementensure that the business of the Board isconducted efficiently and effectively on behalfof our members and clients.I thank and congratulate your Board for theirprofessionalism, integrity and dedication tothe well being and stewardship of thisremarkable organisation. Good governancedoes not “just happen”.HEIGHTS TO CLIMB …The next chapters to follow the sixty yearstory of The Spastic Centre and its peoplebegin with The Cerebral Palsy Foundationand all that it will allow as we strive tocomplete the vision of our founders.Neil McLeod ends his account of TheSpastic Centre’s history (1945-1984) likeningcerebral palsy to a mountain range whosefoothills had been explored and whose nextpass would hopefully reveal “the clear viewof the plain beyond”. He spoke thus of thefuture, “… we have heights to climb, whichwill carry our work beyond existing levels.”Although it is some twenty years since thatpronouncement, it holds true today.The Spastic Centre has come a long waysince 1945 and again, we must continue,intoxicated by the motto “Nothing isImpossible!”.the spastic centre 5


ANNUAL REPORT 2005CEO’S REPORTROB WHITEChief Executive OfficerTo think and act anew after sixty years ofcontinuous service requires many things.Creativity is one of them. It is an essentialvitality that all organisations need for survivaland I have been privileged to witness this onmany occasions and at all levels. It has beena hallmark of our success and I believeenergises all those associated with TheSpastic Centre.Our rich past has provided us with manyopportunities but probably more often thannot, confronting challenges. This has made usdraw upon our creative strengths to findworkable solutions.Over 2004/2005, much of the organisation’senergy and creativity has been directed toextending our reach to address areas ofunmet need identified in our Strategic Plan.These have included access to appropriatehealth services, equipment, accommodationand day programs. This unmet need can onlybe met by partnerships with otherorganisations and the support of government.Our ultimate goal is to ensure people withcerebral palsy have access to what they need.With the launch of The Cerebral Palsy (CP)Foundation this year, we seek not only tocontinue with optimal service delivery but alsoultimately to find a cure for cerebral palsy. Thisis a tremendous challenge for the creativescientific minds of this world.The CP Foundation is an internationalfoundation, which will become the principalbody for sponsoring research, information andinnovative services directly related to theprevention of cerebral palsy and for improvingthe quality of life of people with cerebral palsy.The CP Foundation will build on theachievements of the past with the aim offinding a cure.The target for The CP Foundation is$50 million dollars. At this point there are$7 million already in the Foundation. TheFoundation will provide funds into perpetuitythat will resource five key initiatives:1. Establish and build The Cerebral PalsyInstitute2. Establish an International PreventionResearch Program3. Continue with an InternationalDevelopment and Exchange Program4. Support Innovative Practice5. Promote Community Education andPublic PolicyStriking a balance with the pace of changecalls upon all the resources of a committedand dedicated professional workforce.I would like to acknowledge our staff fortheir outstanding skill and perseverance asour organisation moves quickly to ensure itremains ahead of the issues faced by oursector. I particularly thank my Executive Teamfor outstanding leadership and sheer talent.Our Board in particular must becongratulated for providing the stronggovernance and leadership necessary to steerus ahead. As always, special mention mustbe made of Marelle Thornton AM, who, asPresident, continues to lead The SpasticCentre with intellect, passion and boundlessenergy.A highlight of 2004 was the opening andnaming of The Thornton Centre, in recognitionof Marelle’s extraordinary vision andcommitment over 20 years. I thank Marelleand the Board for the support and wisecounsel they offer me.Lastly, I wish to again express my thanks toour loyal and generous supporters, volunteersand sponsors. Please be assured that yourgenerosity is improving the lives of peoplewith disabilities everyday. Your belief in ourorganisation and the role that each of you playgive me the confidence that we are on theright pathway for another sixty years.6 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTCP FOUNDATIONAs the world’s first organisation to provideservices and support for children and adultswith cerebral palsy, it was only appropriatethat The Spastic Centre became the drivingforce behind a CP Foundation – a fundingbody that will sponsor research, informationand innovative services directly related to theprevention of cerebral palsy.It is hoped that through the assistance ofthe corporate community, government andprivate support, The CP Foundation will reachits target of raising $50 million in five years.The Spastic Centre’s President, MarelleThornton AM, said, “Until now, there has beenno united worldwide initiative to focus on theneeds of adults and children with CP.The CP Foundation will provide theopportunity to unite the resources andknowledge of cerebral palsy organisationsworldwide.The benefits of this centralised effort willensure that research and technologyadvances will be shared throughout the world.In addition, The CP Foundation will advisegovernment on the development of publicpolicy to improve the lives of people with CPand their families.”The following initiatives funded by The CPFoundation will ensure that Australia canalways provide the most up-to-date andinnovative care for children and adults withCP.The CP Foundation, an initiative of TheSpastic Centre received a $500,000 headstartfrom the Federal Government when launchedby Prime Minister John Howard at TheCentre’s 60th Anniversary Ball, Starry StarryNight ... a diamond celebration.The CP Register – With a CP Registercollecting data from families across thecountry, a framework for research into thecauses and intervention for CP will beaddressed. The register will be pivotal inidentifying the particular needs of families andthe type of essential services that can besthelp the individual with CP.The CP Helpline – A confidential telephoneinformation and support service provided forfamilies across AustraliaInternational Development andExchange – The CP Foundation will allowAustralian experts in the care andmanagement of CP to pass on theirknowledge and skills to our neighbours toensure local healthcare and education workersare able to develop and establish effectivedisability services.CEREBRAL PALSYFOUNDATIONThe CP Institute – Housing world classprofessionals experienced in dealing with theissues and needs of people with cerebralpalsy. The CP Institute will incorporate a stateof the art technology centre, ensuring accessto the best technology equipment for peoplewith disabilities. As a centre fostering scientificexcellence, The CP Institute with itsaccumulated knowledge and real solutions willbenefit children and adults with cerebral palsyworldwide.the spastic centre 7


ANNUAL REPORT 20052004-2005 HIGHLIGHTS■■■Brendan O’Reilly, Director General,NSW Department of Disability, Ageing andHome Care, opened The Spastic Centre’sinaugural rural conference “Strengths toOutcomes” in November. The conferencehosted 180+ delegates in practicalworkshops with the aim of supporting theskill base of rural therapists from a rangeof agencies.At the opening of the Sargents KidsQuarters in Nowra, the SargentsCharitable Foundation generouslyprovided a further $500,000 to purchaseand renovate an office in Moruya for theFar South Coast Rural Therapy Service.With Telstra Foundation support of$100,000 and contributions from allstates, The Australian Institute of Health &Welfare commenced its Therapy &Equipment Needs (TEN) project.This national project will be the first of itskind in Australia, and will provide pivotalresearch into quantifying the unmet neednation wide.■■■■■■■■■The tenth and final rural therapy servicewas established in Coffs Harbour andopened in March 2005. This service willsupport children 0-18 years with a rangeof disabilities living on the Mid / Far NorthCoast of NSW.Sixteen (16) papers were presented bySpastic Centre staff at the AustralianCerebral Palsy Association (ACPA)Conference held in Adelaide.Over 100 guests attended the namingceremony held in recognition of twentyyears as a Director of The Spastic Centreby its President, Mrs Marelle ThorntonAM. The building used by the LifestyleCommunity Access Service was officiallynamed The Thornton Centre in December2004.New government funding wassecured to develop programs for familiesand carers. NSW Health will be providing$100,000 annually for next 3 years toprovide a Carer Link program statewideand the Department of Family andCommunity Services will provide$180,000 over 3 years for expansion ofthe Parent Link in southeast SydneyThe Macquarie Bank Foundation, amajor contributor over the last few years,along with Macquarie Bank andMacquarie Sports supported the20/Twenty Challenge increasing thesecond year result from $130,000 in thefirst year to a wonderful $290,000. TheMacquarie Foundation also agreed tomatch money raised at all other events inwhich their staff participate.The Spastic Centre also received amatching gift of $16,000 from MacquarieBank Foundation following the successfulChristmas light display of Edwin StreetFairlight.The inaugural Joey Mittiga YouthAward was presented to winner, MsJenna Roberts, at the 16th Italian AffairCommittee Ball in November. Jenna hasbeen an ambassador for young peoplewith disabilities. The Italian AffairCommittee and The Spastic Centre hadgreat pleasure in presenting Jenna withthe $5,000 prize money.The Spastic Centre’s EquipmentRegister was established to track andmonitor all funding applications made bytherapists on behalf of families. Theregister has laid the foundation forlobbying to government for a fundamentalchange to the current equipment fundingsystems.Premier Morris lemma presentedThe Spastic Centre with a cheque for$330,000 to purchase much neededequipment for children aged 9 yearsand under.8 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORT■■■■■■■With the generous support fromMrs Sandy Parsonage AM, the Castle HillChildren’s Respite House commenced its$300,000 renovation. In addition to this,Mrs Parsonage also funded the purchaseof a new bus for the house costing$70,000.NSW Minister for Disability Services,the Hon Carmel Tebbutt MLC launchedthe opening of The Spastic Centre’ssecond Intensive Family Support Optionsservice. Funded via a recurrent grant of$200,000 from the Department of Ageing,Disability & Home Care, this program willwiden the spectrum of support servicesavailable for families in western Sydney.In April, The Spastic Centre hosted avisit by Stephen Bennett, President andCEO of United Cerebral Palsy, USA,providing the organisation with a wealthof insights, practical strategies andinspiration.In collaboration with New Horizons,the pilot funded by the Department ofHealth & Ageing, continued to support theneeds of those who are ageing and havea disability. Eighteen (18) people living inVenee Burges Hostel and the North &East Accommodation Services wereassisted as part of this pilot last year.Camp Breakaway 2005 was onceagain a fantastic experience for St Ivesand Lifestyle Community Access Servicemembers and staff, ably assisted byLeisure and Health students from SydneyUniversity.The Spastic Centre purchased ahouse as our base for the Riverina /Murray Rural Therapy Service in WaggaWagga, and secured the premisesoccupied by the St Ives CommunityAccess Service.Open Employment and BusinessServices were again successful inachieving QA certification. Each servicealso successfully exceeded its annualtargets and transitioned to the CasedBased Funding system.■■■■■The Spastic Centre awardedscholarships to three Charles SturtUniversity students with an interest incerebral palsy and disability, an initiativeaimed at future recruitment of ruraltherapists.With funding support from theDepartment of Family & CommunityServices, the Business Servicesdeveloped a DVD which celebrates theachievements and employmentopportunities for people with disabilities.The DVD is being used for marketing,information and awareness.South and West Business Servicescompleted their merger with a final movefrom Girraween to Wetherill Park. Thebusiness is now in full swing in a modernfactory setting with excellent facilities.Members at Manly Community AccessServices (CAS) joined with representativesfrom several organisations, includingWarringah Council and Sailability, to hold thesecond Aquatic Festival on Manly Dam.With continued funding from AusAid,additional training workshops wereconducted for over 20 special needsteachers in Fiji.■■■■■The 2005 National Boccia titles wereorganised by Manly CAS and held inWarriewood. Thirty three athletes fromacross Australia participated with fourNSW players selected to join theAustralian team to compete in Malaysia.Eight clients were involved in thepiloting of a retirement model of service insouthwest Sydney. Retirement activitiesincluded involvement in The University ofthe Third Age, Senior Citizens clubs,Toastmasters and a Writer’s Workshop forSeniors.Sydney Employment DevelopmentService commenced its first outreachservice to Prairiewood and Liverpool in2005, with another to commence inPenrith at the end of the year.2005 marked the 10th year of TheSpastic Centre’s South and West RegionalOffice, The Fairfield City Marconi Centre,in Prairiewood.Funding was received from PerpetualTrustee to conduct workshops for parentson future care planning for their sons anddaughters.the spastic centre 9


ANNUAL REPORT 2005RESEARCHPROJECTS■■■■■■■■■■■■Determining solutions to barrierspreventing women with disabilitiesparticipating in mammographyscreening.Dr Ann Polous,The University of SydneyEmerging adults with cerebral palsy:the transition from adolescence toyoung adulthood.Nicole Sharp,University of Western SydneyFamily centred practice in earlyintervention: how do families of youngchildren with special needs experiencefamily-centred practice?Lorraine Fordham,Macquarie UniversityCaregiver burden, quality of life andsupportive care needs of informalcaregivers of people with cerebralpalsyGenevieve Whitlam,The University of SydneyA study on collaboration in servicedelivery of early childhood interventionto children with intellectual disabilitiesand their familiesChih Hung Yang,The University of SydneyModified constraint – induced therapyfor children with cpMargaret Wallan,The Children's Hospital at WestmeadBody experience & identitydevelopment in young adults with aphysical disabilityDr Rosanne Burton Smith,University of TasmaniaCan an electronic bidet make life easierfor disabled people and their carers?Cheryl Jones, The Spastic CentreComparison of provider-delivered andhome program occupational therapypost-upper limb botulinum toxin forchildren with CPIona Novak, The Spastic CentreA Delphi survey of priorities forresearch in cerebral palsyDr Anne Cusick,University of Western SydneyTherapy Equipment NeedsRos Madden, Australian Institute ofHealth and WelfareInteractive educational workshops andfollow up support: A strategy tofacilitate allied health clinicians routinemeasurement of clinical outcomesJulia Bowman,University of Western Sydney2004-2005 HIGHLIGHTSCONTINUED■■■■A new fully accessible Spastic Centrewebsite – www. thespasticcentre.com.au– was developed which includes adynamic section called ‘About CP’with links to high quality information oncerebral palsy, an extensive new servicessection and a clinical resource guide formedical practitioners.The Parent Toolbox program waslaunched targeting new families, assistingthem to navigate services and thetreatment options maze.The CP Helpline continued to growthroughout Australia. In response to aneed identified through the Helpline, aninformation booklet on accessible healthservices with interest/expertise in cerebralpalsy was compiled.“Follow Your Instincts” a bookletcreated by The Spastic Centre that■■■provides honest insights and revelations ofparents sharing their experiences of theirchild’s first 5 years, proved a popularresource for many families with requestsfor copies outstripping supply.In partnership with the NSW Office ofthe Minister for Western Sydney, a prevocationalprogram was designed toassist potential job seekers to gain theknowledge and skills required to workwithin the disability sector.Twenty (20) direct carers from TheSpastic Centre graduated in May witheither an accredited Cert III in DisabilityWork or a Statement of Attainment.Specially designed postural supportsproduced by TASC Workshop gainedregistration with the Therapeutic GoodsAdministration.10 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTSERVICESTATISTICS■■■A new site for Therapy Services forchildren in the Lower Hunter and PortStephens region was opened at RaymondTerrace.Therapy Services for children on theCentral Coast relocated from Bateau Bayto Wyong Council's new purposedesigned facilities at Glenning Valley.The first issue of the Research &Education Newsletter was published.This publication provides families andprofessionals with a critical analysis of thelatest research conducted in the areas ofcerebral palsy and treatments.■■The CP Register gained wideacceptance and support andcollaborative strategies were developednationally. The NSW CP Register datacollection commenced in February2005 with over 350 registrationscollected in the first 6 months ofoperation.CP Australia, a national magazinedistributed to over 45,000 peoplecelebrates people with cerebral palsyby featuring lifestyle topics, includingtravel, health and entertainment.the spastic centre 11


ANNUAL REPORT 2005COMMITTEE REPORTSRESEARCH & ETHICSCOMMITTEESMICHELLE NOORT, ChairmanThe maturity of an organisation is oftenmeasured by the degree to which it bases itsdecisions on evidence, and seeks evidencefor decision-making. This year has seen anenormous leap forward for The Spastic Centrein building strong foundations upon which torealise a future informed by evidence.Over the year we have consolidated theResearch & Ethics Committees’ structuresand processes, in support of thestrengthening Research & Education Unit.The Committees draw membership from theBoard, staff, consumers and external experts.They include:Research Committee■ Ms Michelle Noort (Chair)■ Mr Cain Beckett■ Dr Neroli Best■ Ms Iona Novak■ Ms Sarah McIntyreEthics Committee■ Ms Michelle Noort (Chair)■ Mr Cain Beckett■ Mrs Cathy Bertouch■ Mr Danny Butler■ Dr Seeta Durvasula■ Fr John Hill■ Mrs Helen Rohr■ Mr Kevin Worthington – resigned 11/8/05The generosity of the Sargents Foundationhas enabled us to appoint a Research Fellow.Sarah McIntyre commenced employment atThe Spastic Centre in October 2004. Hermain priority is to develop the Cerebral PalsyRegister for NSW/ACT.This includes raising awareness of theregister, increasing recruitment from multiplesources, and the daily running of thedatabase. When the register has a substantialnumber of registrations she will then runannual reports and contribute to and designresearch off the register.This position also aims to provide researchconsultancy for staff at The Spastic Centreand contribute to developing a culture ofevidence based practice and using outcomemeasurement to increase efficiency andeffectiveness in services.The other members of the Research &Education Unit are:■ Iona Novak,Manager Research & Education■ Jane Crowle,Consultant Physiotherapy■ Julia Salmon,Consultant Occupational Therapy■ Hayley Smithers-Sheedy,Consultant Speech Pathology■ Kate Hooke,Consultant Social WorkAs a result of this further development of thecommittee structures and the Unit, we haveseen a 70% increase in the number ofprojects submitted for consideration byThe Spastic Centre. The following providesa snapshot of the range of projects we havebeen supporting, and a full list can be foundon Page 10:■■■Determining solutions to barrierspreventing women with disabilitiesparticipating in mammography screeningEmerging adults with cerebral palsy:the transition from adolescence to youngadulthoodFamily centred practice in earlyintervention: how do families of youngchildren with special needs experiencefamily-centred practice?■ A study on collaboration in service deliveryof early childhood intervention to childrenwith intellectual disabilities and theirfamilies.Whilst it is critically important for anorganisation like The Spastic Centre to havea robust research agenda, this agenda mustcomplement and support our organisationalgoals. In addition the resources allocated tosupport research must be in balance with ourmain business, which is to provide servicesfor people with cerebral palsy and theirfamilies and carers.Consequentially we are currently conductinga scoping study to identify the top priorities forinvestment. The results of this study will bepublished as a Research Plan for theorganisation in the coming year.The Cerebral Palsy Register launched lastyear will continue to be the cornerstone ofour research agenda. Four hundred peoplehave registered with consent in the last 8months since active recruitment commenced.The national group is very happy with thisascertainment rate.There is a target of 220 per birth yearfrom 2003 onwards – this is the predictedincidence in NSW/ACT. It is anticipated thatapprox 14,000 people are presently living withcerebral palsy in NSW and it is the aim of theregister to capture as many of these peopleas possible.There has been a very positive responsefrom DADHC, the Children's Hospitals,Northcott Society and Neonatal Follow-upgroups to support the register. Awarenessraising and active recruitment will be theprimary focuses for the coming year.I would like to take this opportunity to thankall the contributors to our efforts towardsbuilding a future informed by evidence, andinvite you and others to continue on thejourney with us over the coming years.12 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFUNDRAISINGCOMMITTEEMARELLE THORNTON AM, ChairmanIn an environment of ever increasingregulation, compliance and competition,fundraising through charitable collectionspresents interesting challenges.For The Spastic Centre, generating fundsthrough various programs of giving, eventsand marketing is crucial to our ongoing abilityto maintain and further the current range andquality of service programs to people withcerebral palsy and their families.Further to this we must ensure that incomestreams to the organisation from fundraisingare steady and predictable and keep pacewith our need.The way in which we present our cause andorganisation to the wider community is centralto our ability to attract and maintain donors,sponsors, supporters and volunteers.Additionally, the way in which we managerisks associated with our fundraising efforts iscritical.During the financial year under review, themain aspects of the Fundraising Committee’sagenda have included:■■■■■agreeing financial targets for the2005/2006 fundraising budget, approvingthe programs of fundraising to achievethose targets and recommending thebudget for Board approvaltracking and analysing donor numbersand donor acquisition programs to ensuretargetsreviewing the efficacy, organisational “fit”and ongoing community appeal of “faceto face” direct marketing and donoracquisitioninvestigating and analysing newfundraising proposals and opportunitiesthrough major corporate activity on ourbehalfidentifying and monitoring areas of risk asthey apply to our fundraising andmarketing activities and■ exploring and analysing the impact uponfundraising of the way in which we brand,advertise and market our services to ourclients and to the wider community.Fundraising and marketing are multi-facetedprofessional activities and require particularlevels of skill, flair, creativity and motivation tobe successful. Our team at The Centre has allthose attributes.Congratulations are extended to them, notonly for their success but also for theunderstanding and sensitivity theydemonstrate in promoting our special cause.The Committee pays tribute to all whoadvised and supported its deliberations andspecially acknowledges the experience,expertise and valuable contribution of SpasticCentre Director, Prof. Bob Miller.the spastic centre 13


ANNUAL REPORT 2005COMMITTEE REPORTS CONTINUEDSERVICES COMMITTEEDR ROBIN WAY, ChairmanThe Services Committee is the interfacebetween the Board of Directors of TheSpastic Centre and the service deliveryprocesses within the organisation.The focus of the Committee serves toexamine in detail those matters which arerelated to matters of service performance,including client statistics, and those matterswhich impact on the legislative and culturalenvironment in which we operate.This structure enables Directors andManagement to explore strategically thoseparticular issues within the service deliveryenvironment which are likely to affect theorganisation’s capacity to respond effectivelyto the needs of families and people withcerebral palsy.The past year has seen an increase in thecapacity of the organisation to respond tothese needs via a number of mechanisms,namely:■■the continued monitoring of clientstatistics,the maintenance and recording of detailswithin the Equipment and Technology■register used to identify demand, andmatch such demand with funding andresources,the continued exploration around clientaccess to medical and allied healthservices, and■ a focus on exploring environmentalpressures which may impact on thedevelopment of future services.Increased opportunities for the developmentof support networks for families and youngpeople with disabilities continued to form animportant focus for the organisation.In that regard the Services Committeecontinues to seek comment and consultationwith the membership so as to ensure thatservice delivery remains relevant andacceptable within the current environmentalconstraints.I would like to thank all those who haveprovided information and material to assistthis Committee over the past twelve months.PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT COMMITTEEPETER WHITFIELD, ChairmanThe Property & Equipment Committee isespecially committed to the bricks and mortarside of “building futures”.The Committee continues to concentrate itsefforts on the areas of greatest need and alsomaximum potential within The Spastic Centre.Maximising The Centre’s assets will helpensure that the needs of people with cerebralpalsy and their families are met.The development of a proposal for theAllambie site is progressing.The Committee and senior managementcontinue to work with professional andregulatory bodies to secure the best possibleoutcome for The Centre.Rob White and the mangement team are tobe commended for their tireless work inprogressing development of all possibleoptions.The subdivision has been completed atCroudace Bay and some land was released forsale. Reserve prices were not met at auctionand as The Spastic Centre is under nopressure to sell immediately, the Committeehas decided to wait for market conditions toimprove and achieve better sale prices.To all who worked with the Committee Iextend my appreciation.Special mention goes to Peter McMahonand Natasha Goulden of Clayton Utz whohave generously given their time and expertadvice pro bono to The Spastic Centre.Thank you also to Graham Huxley AM forhis continued assistance.A special thank you to Committee memberMark Bryant whose hard work, wisdom andperseverance are invaluable to this Committeeand to The Spastic Centre.14 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTHUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEEBRIAN WILLIAMSON, ChairmanAs our employees are so important to thesuccess of The Spastic Centre, humanresources management remains one of ourkey focuses.The combined efforts of all our employeesallow us to deliver a consistent service thatmeets the needs and expectations of ourclients.To create such an effective team, we needto ensure that The Spastic Centre haseffective hiring, training and managementpractices.As part of its human resources managementactivities, The Spastic Centre has to ensurethat its Industrial Relations obligations remainup to date and that it is compliant with thelatest and ever changing demands of thevarious Federal and State industrial relationslegislation, such as, the OHS Act and theNSW Workers' Compensation Scheme.In particular, this year has seen theintroduction of new OHS laws, theimplementation of superannuation fundchoice and the possibility of the overhaul ofall Australian industrial laws.The Board's Human ResourcesCommittee's role is to “monitor and review”strategies and risks, to support the humanresources team and to act as a conduit fromthe team to the Board.The other role of the Board's HumanResources Committee is to assess and actupon emerging issues for relevance to TheSpastic Centre.Three years ago, The Spastic Centre, inassociation with the Macquarie University,introduced an annual employee climatesurvey.The results of the last employee climatesurvey show that The Spastic Centrecontinues to be highly rated by its employees,especially in the areas of ethics, values, equityand diversity, supervision, role clarity,teamwork, job satisfaction and safety.Rob White has made a terrific contributionand I extend my thanks to him and hisdedicated team.My thanks go also to Board members onthe Committee and to the many people whomade contributions to the success of theCommittee.FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEEMARK BRYANT, ChairmanThe Finance & Audit Committee hascontinued this year to look to the past,present and future.We deal with the past when we consider ourfinancial statements, particularly the annualstatutory accounts. At each meeting, we alsolook in detail at progress against budgetduring the year (as does the full Board, but ata higher level).Our attention to the present centres aroundcontrols. What are our financial risks?What procedures do we have in place toaddress them? Could they be strengthened?Of course! But which changes would becost-effective?As to the future, we consider budgets foreach coming year.This does not mean thinking only aboutmoney: our spending represents services thatare vital to people and spending that supportsthe priorities of our Strategic Plan, and we payparticular attention to the choices we canmake with those of our funds that do notcome to us already tied to specific services.We also consider our long-term investments:those funds which are set aside to ensure thatwe continue to have steady streams ofincome to put to activities of our choosing.This involves looking far into the future, but weare comforted when our advisors show usthat shares, for example, become less riskythe longer the term of the expectedinvestment. But we also follow the timelesswisdom of keeping our eggs in many baskets!To do all of this, we have invaluable help.Rob and his senior mangement team aretireless in their work for this Committee.Our auditors, KPMG, give wise counsel. Andin looking at investments, we have benefitedgreatly from the help of both CentrestoneWealth Advisors and Macquarie PrivatePortfolio Management.the spastic centre 15


ANNUAL REPORT 2005COL CRAWFORD GOLF DAYCongratulations Col on your 21st Birthday!Hawaiian shirts, pineapples, blow upwhales and frangipanis were the order ofthe day at the 21st Anniversary party ofThe Col Crawford Golf Day.Staying in theme, guests donnedHawaiian gear for the day and night eventas they putted their way around CromerGolf Course followed by a spot of some‘coconut bowling’.Thanks to Col and Pam Crawford anda record 32 teams of generous golfers,The Spastic Centre received more than$130,000.GREVILLEA GROUPThe Grevillea Group founded by parent MrsSandy Parsonage AM, this year providedoutstanding support for The Spastic Centre’srespite services located at St Ives, Chester Hilland Castle Hill.Their support also included a $300,000donation towards modifications being madeat Castle Hill.ROTARY CLUB OF SYDNEYThe Rotary Club of Sydney once again hostedthe Corporate & Business Leaders’ Dinner atthe Art Gallery of New South Wales withproceeds from the evening shared by TheSpastic Centre and Wesley Mission. Theevening was enjoyed by our supporters whowere given the chance to view the ArchibaldPortrait & Sulman and Wynne Portraits.THE ITALIAN AFFAIR COMMITTEELast November, The Italian Affair Committeeheld their 16th Annual Gala Ball at ClubMarconi and from their wonderful effortsraised $100,000 for children with cerebralpalsy. Our thanks to Pat Sergi OAM, TonyLabbozzetta and all the members of the ItalianAffair Committee for their ongoing support.JOEY MITTIGA YOUTH AWARDThe inaugural Joey Mittiga Youth Award waspresented to winner, Ms Jenna Roberts, atthe 16th Italian Affair Committee Ball. Jennahas been an ambassador for young peoplewith disabilities and The Italian AffairCommittee and The Spastic Centre had greatpleasure in presenting her with the $5,000prize money.INGThe ING Foundation has been a majorsupporter for the last 6 years. The INGFoundation has agreed to sponsor ourConductive Education program over thenext two years with a further donation of$100,000.EDWIN STREET CHRISTMAS LIGHTSEdwin Street, Fairlight turned on its lights forChristmas and The Spastic Centre, raising$16,000. With Macquarie Bank matching thisdonation, a total of $32,000 was raised forChildren’s Services over the festive two-weekperiod.SUN HERALD CITY TO SURFStop watches were set as Spastic Centresupporters pounded the pavement in theannual Sun Herald City to Surf to help raisefunds of more than $13,000.Continuing the family tradition set by hisgrandfather, Russell Whitmont, Edward Baralagain ran under the banner “Running forRussell” to raise close to $5,500. LeanneDiviney enlisted the support of many familyand friends to raise more than $4,000 onthe day.16 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTMACQUARIE LINKS CHARITY CHALLENGEMany thanks to Gary (Smokey) Dawson OAMwho organised the Macquarie Links CharityChallenge to raise funds for The SpasticCentre and Autism Spectrum, Australia.The golf day was followed by The CharityChallenge Gala Dinner held at Star CityCasino and raised over $15,000.LIVERPOOL COMMUNITY ACCESS SERVICEMark Manita (service user), produced a CDentitled “Love Songs of the 70’s, 80’s and90’s” donating $7,000 from the proceeds ofsales to Liverpool CAS. This success comeson the back of a highly successful communityradio program that Mark hosts each weekwith the aid of Assistive and AdaptiveTechnology.CLUBSACTMr Jim Shonk officially launched theClubsACT Children’s Clinic in Spence andconfirmed the continued partnership betweenClubsACT and The Spastic Centre with acommitment of $122,000 per annum for afurther three years.ClubsACT have already supported withdonations amounting to $340,000 throughACT Club’s Community Foundation. Thiscollaboration will result in more frequent andeffective clinics for children with cerebral palsyin the ACT.ClubsACT have a small team of dedicatedstaff – Jim Shonk, President of ClubsACT,Bob Samarcq, CEO and his personalassistant Louize Glenn.We thankfully acknowledge the support ofthe following clubs in the ClubsACTpartnership:■ Belconnen Soccer Club■ Canberra Labor Club Group■ Canberra Southern Cross Club■ Canberra Tradesmen’s Union Club■ Eastlake Football Club■ The Burns Club■ The Canberra Club■ The Hellenic Club of Canberra■ The Mawson Club■ The Sports Club Kaleen■ The Weston Club■ Vikings Group■ West Belconnen Leagues Club■ Woden Tradesmen’s Union ClubOPEN GARDEN ‘”ROSSLYN” – CROOKWELLIn connection with the Living House Expolast November, Janine and Norman Hannanopened their wonderful garden much to thedelight of the public who could share thebeauty of the garden and also contribute toraising funds for The Spastic Centre.COMMUNITY SUPPORTThroughout the past 12 months, The SpasticCentre has secured support from a numberof community organisations for a host offundraising initiatives ranging from thepurchase of essential equipment toparticipation in our new mobile phonerecycling program.We are very grateful for the commitment andsupport from the following organisations:■ Zonta International – Canberra■ Melrose High School – Pearce■ Radford College – Bruce■ Kaleen Primary School – Kaleen■ Anglicare – Charnwood■ Rotary Club – Belconnen■ Lions Club – Belconnen■ Queanbeyan Leagues Club■ Tigers Club – KarabahSPASTIC CENTRE COUNCILSWe acknowledge the support of all SpasticCentre Councils that have continued tosupport us with fundraising activities inregional New South Wales since the days ofthe Miss Australia Quest.All members are volunteers who give uptheir valuable time with morning teas, balls,card days, photo exhibitions and golf days.We thank the following councils located at:■ Camden■ Dungog■ Griffith■ Kempsey■ Kootingal■ Leeton■ Narrandera ■ Orange■ Tamworth ■ TemoraMCLEOD WHEEL OF FRIENDSStephen Bennett, CEO of United CerebralPalsy (UCP) in the USA was guest speaker atthe annual McLeod Wheel of Friends cocktailparty hosted by Sparke Helmore Lawyers.The events was an occasion to thankexisting supporters and also induct newmembers to the McLeod Wheel of Friends.The McLeod Wheel of Friends allows us toacknowledge the many generous benefactorswho make the decision to leave something intheir wills for The Spastic Centre. The SpasticCentre welcomes and thanks all new andexisting members for their commitment andgenerosity.Members and supporters also attended apre-Christmas McLeod Wheel of Friendslunch at Allambie and Mrs Joan Ellis sharedher story with attendees.WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINARSOnce again we wish to acknowledge andthank the following law firms for giving TheSpastic Centre their time and expertise atvarious wills days and estate planningseminars throughout the year:MC Griffith & Co, Sydney; Tsolakis Solicitors,Maroubra; Hamer & Hamer, Balgowlah; BoothBrown Samuels & Olney Solicitors, Dubbo;Abbott Pardey & Jenkins, Armidale; Penman’sSolicitors, Gosford; Baldock, Stacy & Niven,Orange and Robert Locke, Tamworth.THE MIGHT AND POWER GALA RACE DAYThe glamorous Might and Power Gala Race Day was one ofthe highlights on The Spastic Centre’s fundraising calendar.Hosted by Might & Power Committee Chairman NickMoraitis AM, the event was attended by approximately550 guests and raised in excess of $285,000. This year wasthe largest Might & Power Gala Race Day ever held.Notable donations received included The Pratt Foundation($20,000) and the National Australia Bank ($8,000).Australian fashion icon, Anthea Crawford showcased someof her stunning collection with a gorgeous fashion parade,while milliner to the stars, Neil Grigg wowed guests with hiscreative designs. Auction items included an Arthur C EasyPrivate Jewellers pair of pearl earrings and a fabulous holidayto Fiji, courtesy of the Shangri-la Hotel Group.the spastic centre 17


ANNUAL REPORT 2005CONTINUEDCBD GOLF ESCAPE!The CBD Golf Escape at Cypress LakesResort, Hunter Valley is one of TheCentre’s must-have tickets.Promoted to corporate supporters asa family fundraising weekend, more than92 children were kept entertained by TheCrocodile Man and Sparrow Sports whilstparents received tips and coaching fromgolfing guru Bob Stanton.Channel Ten’s Tim Webster stepped intothe role of MC, encouraging guests to digdeep. More than $250,000 were raisedincluding monies from a Toyota Echodonated by principal sponsor, Sydney CityToyota.This year, Australian fashion designer,Anthea Crawford travelled to the Hunterand undertook a “Private Salon Showing”of her new season creations.Special thanks to Ian Mayer who workedtirelessly to produce the highest qualitygolf experience for everyone attending.20/TWENTY CHALLENGE 2005The second 20/Twenty Challenge was a greatsuccess and it was great to see so many oflast year’s participants “meeting the challenge”and entering again. This year we alsowelcomed some new faces. Age was nobarrier this year and it added a nice touch tothe event as sons walked with their fathers.This year the event raised close to$290,000, which we could not have donewithout the generous support of theMacquarie Bank Foundation, MacquarieSports Foundation, Macquarie BankProperty and Macquarie Goodman.There were many individual sponsors andthey also deserve a special thank you.Congratulations to the ‘Fastest Swim Team’ –Stephen Girdis, Jason Little, Ross Ellice-Flintand Benny Elias and the overall “ChampionTeam” – David Wilson, Peter Beaumont,Rob Hattersley and Antony Green.We wouldn’t be able to run this eventwithout the enthusiastic input from ourOrganising Committee – James Hodgkinson,Ross Ellice-Flint and Gary Dawson OAM.Special thanks also to our patrons, JasonLittle, Richard Harry and David Wilson.All funds raised will go to purchasing newequipment and technology for children withcerebral palsy.18 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTSOCCER MATCHThe Spastic Centre’s inaugural CelebritySoccer Game for CP Week got off to a greatstart with the participation of Australia’sNational CP Squad vs. the talents of thecelebrity team led by former internationalAussie star, Robbie Slater.The matched was hosted by long timesupporter Susie Elelman with Australian Idolcontestant Anthony Sumbati cheering on bothsides.MEDIA SUPPORTCP Week 2004 got extra exposure in theSydney CBD as huge promotional flagssponsored by the Lifestyle Channel flutteredup and down Martin Place, Macquarie &Elizabeth Streets and other key positionsaround the city.Motorists got an ‘eyeful’ with our colourfuland very large banner that was seen on theM4 Freeway throughout CP Week.The sign was provided to The SpasticCentre, courtesy of EyeCorp.Throughout the year, The Spastic Centreand cerebral palsy received substantialcoverage and exposure in media outletsacross the state.A total value for this coverage that includesradio, newspapers, magazines and televisionis approximately $7,845,619.20.The industry guidelines for valuing editorialmedia exposure are anywhere from 3-12times the cost of purchasing advertisingspace. We conservatively value at 3 times.TECHNOLOGY HAS A FACEChannel Seven’s Sunrise weatherman, GrantDenyer has agreed to be the official ‘face’ ofThe Spastic Centre’s Technology Department.Grant’s high profile and support will greatlyhelp raise awareness of the pivotal role oftechnology for people with cerebral palsy.BUSINESS SERVICES BUSThe Business Services Bus received a verybright facelift – now painted in the colours ofour logo. The Business Services Unit is sureto gain attention as the bus transportsemployees to and from work each day.The bus will be a great way incommunicating our key messages andpromoting the Business Services Unit to thewider community.NATIONAL CP AWARENESS WEEKOn August 16, their ExcellenciesGovernor-General Michael Jeffery and MrsJeffery opened the doors of GovernmentHouse, Yarralumla to launch NationalCerebral Palsy Awareness Week 2004.Attended by CP associations fromacross the country as well as parents,long-time supporters, dignitaries andcelebrities, the event was a great start towhat turned out to be a fantastic week.CP AUSTRALIA MAGAZINEAustralia’s first national glossy magazineto feature a combination of articlesabout Celebrating People with cerebralpalsy was also launched by theGovernor-General at Government Houseon August 16.The magazine, with a circulation of45,000 copies covers lifestyle topicsincluding travel, entertainment andcooking.the spastic centre 19


ANNUAL REPORT 2005CONTINUEDPERSPECTIVES IN PRINTRenowned Australian photographer KenDuncan and The Spastic Centre invitedchildren from across NSW to participate inthe second annual “Perspectives In Print”photography exhibition to showcase thetalents of children with cerebral palsy andother disabilities.To enter, children with cerebral palsybetween the ages of 5 – 18 years wereasked to submit a photo that would giveus a glimpse into their world as seenthrough their eyes – a picture from anypart of their life that they found interesting,beautiful, fun, amusing, thought-provokingor even weird.Supported by 2GB’s morning announcerRay Hadley, “Perspectives In Print” waspromoted throughout NSW and receivedentries featuring a diverse range ofsubjects that were then displayed at apublic exhibition at Sydney’s Luna Park.SINGING SANTASTo celebrate Christmas 2004 and raise muchneeded funds for The Spastic Centre’sTechnology Centre, a host of celebritiesgot into the Christmas spirit and headed toMartin Place for the Singing Santa’s Day.Channel Seven’s weather man, GrantDenyer, Santa – aka Australian Idol favouriteAnthony Sumbati and his celebrity helpersentertained workers in the Martin PlaceCBD area to raise more than $10,000 fortechnology equipment.Musician Jon Stevens, football legendBen Elias and Manly Sea Eagles’ MichaelMonaghan also got behind the campaignto raise awareness through mainstreampress coverage, which also saw babyreindeer, fill Martin Place.Channel 7 Sunrise covered the eventduring the morning weather crosses from6am through to 9am.HOME & AWAY FILMING /NEIGHBOURS ADVERTISEMENTPopular TV show, Home & Away recentlyfilmed a storyline focusing on Bec Cartwright’scharacter and the possibility of her child beingborn with cerebral palsy.It was a great opportunity for The SpasticCentre to raise awareness about CP to ayoung audience who would otherwise beunaware or have had little experience ofcerebral palsy.Network Ten also showed its support withkey members from the Neighbours casttaking time out from Ramsay Street to recorda Community Service Announcement, whichwent to air throughout National Cerebral PalsyAwareness Week.MCLEOD HOUSE OPEN DAYCelebrity supporters including formerAustralian Cricket Captain Steve Waugh,Channel 10’s Tim Bailey and a host offurry stars from the Taronga Zoo’s ZooMobile joined us for the first McLeodHouse Open Day as part of the CP Weekcelebrations.HISTORICAL PHOTOSAs part of our Diamond Anniversary celebrations, a selection of photographs depicting thegrowth and development of The Spastic Centre over the past 60 years is now on display in thereception area of Head Office, Allambie Heights.Featuring images from our beginnings at Mosman through to the heyday of the Miss AustraliaQuest, this historical array of pictures is a permanent exhibition that we hope will instil nostalgia,reflection and pride for everyone who views the photographs.20 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTDIAMOND ANNIVERSARY ...Starry, Starry NightThe Spastic Centre’sStarry Starry Night –A Diamond Celebration washeld in the Grand Ballroom at Luna Park tothank nearly 400 supporters for theirinvaluable contribution towards buildingfutures for children and adults with cerebralpalsy over the past 60 years.Starting on a very patriotic note, theAustralian Youth Choir welcomed The HonJohn Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia,and Mrs Janette Howard, who were guests ofhonour to launch Australia’s first foundationthat will sponsor research, information andinnovative services directly related to theprevention of cerebral palsy.The night also proved to be a doublecelebration as the Prime Minister pledged agenerous $500,000 to go towards TheCerebral Palsy Foundation.Principal sponsor, Mondial Neuman – TheDiamond Specialists added more than a littlesparkle to the evening by providing more than$1,000,000 worth of extraordinary diamondjewellery worn by some very gorgeous andglamorous ladies.MC Susie Elelman, former Miss Australia’sLea Wilson, Mary-Ann Lewis & Miss Australiain ‘Perpetuity’, Sherree Primmer-Dell alongwith elite athletes Layne Beachley, ShelleyTaylor-Smith, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, DebbieWatson and Nici Andronicus were dripping indiamonds all evening and were dressedexclusively by Charlie Brown in her PrincessCharlotte collection.Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes,who has a young daughter Elly-May whohas cerebral palsy, was also there in spirit.Elly-May who attended with the rest of herfamily, performed on the evening – a song shesings with her father on his latest number onealbum, “Double Happiness”.With official activities over, renownedAustralian entertainer Monica Trapaga andthe Mumbo Mooches soon had the crowdhitting the dance floor.The Starry Starry Night – A DiamondCelebration was truly a celebration of thepioneering spirit of those early parents whopaved the way for The Spastic Centre to bewhere it is today.the spastic centre 21


ANNUAL REPORT 2005COMMITTEESThe following Committees are greatly acknowledged for their generous contribution and success:MIGHT & POWER GALA RACE DAY COMMITTEENicholas Moraitis AM (Chairman)Paul Simons AMHon John Brown AODavid HolmesProf Bob MillerCBD GOLF COMMITTEEBruce Thomas (Chairman)Ian MayerBill BartlettDavid ForsterRob JoskePeter PhysickStuart SalierJohn SintrasBob StantonGeorge BedwaniITALIAN AFFAIR COMMITTEEPat Sergi OAM (Chairman)Walter BugnoFrank CariotiMichael DanieleTony De LutiisTony LabbozzettaRoy MittigaDr Nat RomeoRoy Spagnolo OAMTony Zappia60TH ANNIVERSARYSTARRY STARRY NIGHT COMMITTEEAlison Carmichael-Rulten (Chairperson)Natalie CutcliffeVictoria HopeFran MacphersonCheryl PearsonLara RobinsonPeter SintrasKaren WaresTHE 20/TWENTY CHALLENGE COMMITTEEJames Hodgkinson (Chairman)Ross Ellice-FlintGary Dawson OAMHIGHLANDS TOWN & COUNTRYBALL COMMITTEEFiona Nixon (President)Cath Brennan (Treasurer)Libby AbbeyTherese CullenYvonne IliffeMegan LoewyBernadette RainsJan WhyteBUSINESS WOMENS’ COMMITTEEJulia DavenportSuzanne DavidsonAndrea ForbesKate GroomBeverley HeadAnita JonesJo PattersonSusan RogersAndrea Smith22 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTSPONSORS & SUPPORTERSThe Spastic Centre gratefully■acknowledges the support of all whosupported and donated in many ways –from the smallest coin to the largest cheque.We appreciate the support we receive andextend our heartfelt thanks to all our donors,sponsors and supporters.MAJOR DONORS & SUPPORTERSAMP Foundation ■ Bennett, WT ■ Col CrawfordLifestyle Cars ■ Clayton Utz ■ Edwin StreetFairlight, Residents ■ Finney, D & M ■ Gilbert,M & E ■ Hannan, N & J ■ Harvey Norman■ ING Foundation ■ Italian Affair Committee■ Liangrove Foundation Pty Ltd ■ Lions Club ofSt Ives ■ Luke Whitfield Trust ■ Macquarie Bank■ Macquarie Bank Foundation ■ MacquarieBank Property ■ Macquarie Goodman■ Macquarie Links Charity Challenge■ Macquarie Sports Foundation ■ Moraitis, NickAM ■ Parsonage, R & S ■ Pumpa, LJ ■ RotaryClub of Sydney Inc ■ Sargents CharitableFoundation ■ Sony Foundation Australia■ Swan, B&J ■ Swan Services ■ Sydney CityToyota ■ The Pratt Foundation ■ The ProfieldFoundation ■ The R A Gale Foundation ■ Tyrrell’sWines ■ Workplace Law Pty LtdCOL CRAWFORD GOLF DAY 2004COL CRAWFORD SPONSORS: WinningAppliances ■ Australian PharmaceuticalPartners ■ Balmain N.B. CommercialMortgages ■ Barry Smith Holdens ■ BennettNicholas ■ Blue Swell ■ Cashtraders Dee Why■ Castrol Australia ■ Coca Cola Amatil ■ ColCrawford Lifestyle Cars ■ Data Dot Technology■ David Emanuel ■ David Grundy ■ Don Harris■ Doyle Spillane Pty Ltd ■ Eurest Pty Ltd■ Felix’s Fan Club ■ George Andrews■ Grahame Mccreath Prestige Paint & Panel■ Harrier-National ■ Horwath Motor IndustryServices ■ John Sieveking ■ KPMG ■ PathwayInternational ■ Prime Constructions ■ R.E.Grady Auto Electrical ■ Radio 2UE ■ StGeorge Automotive Finance ■ Sydney TurfClub ■ The Manly Daily ■ The Sleep Doctor ■Westpac Business BankingCOL CRAWFORD SUPPORTERS: AdvancedConcepts ■ American Golf Supplies■ Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge■ Australian Chamber Orchestra ■ AustralianGrand Prix ■ Australian Rugby Union ■ BarhamGolf & Country Club ■ Bayview on the Park■ Baz Phillips ■ Berowra Waters Inn ■ BlackStump Restaurants ■ Blackmore LaboratoriesBob Stanton Corporate Golf & Fishing■ Bonville International Golf Resort■ Bridgeclimb ■ Brokenwood Vineyard■ Brookvale Hotel ■ Brookwater Golf Course■ Bunnings Warehouse ■ Cape MentelleVineyard ■ Captain Cook Cruises ■ CarrierAirconditioning ■ Castrol Australia ■ Christie’sParty Hire ■ Claremont Golf Club ■ Club CarGolf Carts ■ Coca-Cola ■ Col Crawford OAM■ Cricket NSW ■ Cromer Golf Club ■ DeBortoli Wines ■ Done Art Design ■ EliseNorwood ■ Elizabeth Arden ■ Endless Summer■ Enigma Business Products ■ FacialImpressions ■ Fitness First ■ FoodbrokersAustralia ■ Forty One Restaurant ■ Fun for All■ Gary Dawson ■ George Weston Foods■ Grand Touring ■ Hamilton Island ■ HarbourJet Sydney ■ Hemming Scott & DonaldOptometrists ■ Homebush Meat Export Co.■ Hon Justice R N Talbot ■ Hope Island GolfCourse ■ Hoyts Warringah Mall ■ HunterVineyard Tours ■ Hyatt Regency SanctuaryCove ■ Il Perugino ■ Innoxa ■ Jackson’sTrophies ■ John Winning ■ Julie’s Embroidery■ Ken Done Gallery ■ Kingston Beach GolfCourse ■ Kookaburra Challenge ■ L’AmyAustralia ■ Lakeland Championship GolfCourse ■ Lakeside Fish Markets ■ LayneBeachley ■ Macquarie Bank ■ MadigansVineyard ■ Manly Twin Cinemas ■ ManlyWarringah Sea Eagles ■ Matthew Harvie■ Maui Jim ■ Maurizio Mencio ■ MelbourneRiver Cruise ■ Merv Wetton ■ Mobile HealingHands ■ Narrabeen Building & Leisure Centre■ Nine Network ■ Northern Air Charter■ Northside Water ■ Ocean World Manly■ Opera Australia ■ Palm Meadow Golf Course■ Panasonic ■ Peninsular 2 & 4 WD ■ Peat’sBite ■ Peter Best Constructions ■ Radio 2UE■ Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island ■ SkippersAfloat ■ Solar Tint ■ Somerset on the Pier■ Stella Blu Restaurant ■ Sydney Turf Club■ Tallwoods ■ Taronga Zoo ■ Tasco ■ TheManly Daily ■ The Old Woolstore ApartmentsHotel ■ The Portrait Place ■ The Sleep Doctor■ Thrifty Car Rental Tasmania ■ TinklersVineyard ■ Tucker Seabrook ■ Tuscany WineEstate ■ Tyrrell’s Wines ■ Ulverstone Golf Club■ UTZ Indoor Plant Service ■ Vasse Felix■ Video EZY ■ Voyages ■ Warriewood Cinema■ Warringah Golf Club ■ Wattlebrook Vineyard■ Winning Appliances ■ Woolmers EstateLongford ■ Yoshiaki Matsunagathe spastic centre 23


ANNUAL REPORT 2005SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS CONTINUED20/TWENTY CHALLENGE SPONSORS & SUPPORTERSAbraham, Anthony ■ Allaway, Patrick■ Anthony, Steve ■ Beaumont, Peter ■ Blanco,Carlos ■ Brownbill, Scott ■ Bruce, Peter■ Coffey, Phil ■ Col Crawford Lifestyle Cars■ Coolican, James ■ Crawford, Stephen ■ Dan,Michael ■ Dawson OAM, Gary ■ Elias, Benny■ Ellice-Flint, Ross ■ Girdis, Stephen■ Goodman, Greg ■ Green, Antony ■ Harry,Richard ■ Hattersley, Robert ■ Hawker, Michael■ Hodgkinson, Cathy ■ Hodgkinson, Chris■ Hodgkinson, James ■ Hunt, Richard ■ IlPerugino Restaurant ■ James, Angus ■ Jones,Simon ■ Lend Lease REI ■ Lewinski, Dan■ Little, Jason ■ Macquarie Bank Foundation■ Macquarie Bank Property ■ MacquarieGoodman ■ Macquarie Sports Foundation■ McKeith, Col ■ McLoughlin, Stephanie■ Minogue, Nick ■ Moffatt, DK & LG ■ Moore,Angus ■ Moore, Nicholas ■ Perrett, Simon■ Phillips, Dan ■ Phillips, Jackie ■ Pittar , Tony■ Pooles Rock Wines ■ Price, Jack ■ Price,Michael ■ R & G Meats ■ Reynolds, Guy■ Schafer, Molly ■ Schafer, Neil ■ Stacker,Richard ■ Traill, Michael ■ Tran, Sovan ■ Tuit,Nicholas ■ Walsh, Peter ■ White, Dan ■ White,Rob ■ Wilson, DavidCBD GOLF ESCAPE!CBD SPONSORSMAJOR SPONSOR: SYDNEY CITY TOYOTA■ APN Outdoor ■ Australia Post ■ BenfieldGroup ■ Bullant Sports ■ Caltex ■ CanterburyLeague Club ■ Cypress Lakes Resort ■ Ernst& Young ■ GE Employers Reinsurance■ Jardine Lloyd Thompson ■ Macquarie BankSports Foundation ■ Saatchi & Saatchi■ Starcom ■ Swiss RE ■ Sydney City Lexus■ Sydney City Toyota ■ T-Bone Productions■ The Sydney Morning Herald ■ Time Inc.South Pacific ■ Toyota Financial ServicesCBD SUPPORTERS 2005: Amazing Paints■ Andy McGeoch ■ Anthea Crawford ■ APNOutdoor ■ Athletes Foot ■ Audrey WilkinsonVineyard ■ Australia Post ■ Australian RadioNetwork ■ Avon ■ Benfield Group ■ BlueTongue Brewery ■ Bonnie Doon Golf Club■ Breville ■ Briar Ridge ■ Bridgeclimb■ Brokenwood Wines ■ Bruce Tyrrell ■ BullantSports ■ Caltex ■ Canterbury League Club■ Cape Mentelle Vineyards Ltd ■ CatersfieldHouse ■ Coach Cam ■ Crabtree & Evelyn■ Craig Abercrombie ■ Crazy Johns■ Crocodile Encounters ■ Cypress Lakes GolfResort ■ De Bortoli Wines ■ Doyle’s Restaurant■ Drayton Family Wines ■ Elizabeth Arden■ Emirates ■ Ernst & Young ■ Fairfax GeneralMagazine ■ First Creek Wines ■ Fitness First■ Four Seasons Hotel ■ Gabriel’s PaddocksVineyard ■ GE Employers Reinsurance ■George Bedwani ■ Glenguin Wines ■ GoldenGrape Estate ■ Graeme Furness ■ HoneytreeEstate Wines ■ Hunter Valley Gardens ■ IainRiggs ■ Ian Mayer ■ Infinity Event Productions■ Jardine Lloyd Thompson ■ Johnson &Johnson ■ Jonathan Sceats Eyewear ■Kelman Vineyard ■ Ken Done■ King of Knives ■ Kingfisher Coaches ■ Lake’sFolly ■ Len Evans AO OBE ■ Lindemans Wines■ Lorenzo Rositano ■ Macquarie Bank■ Madigans Vineyard ■ Margan Family WineGrowers ■ McWilliams Wines ■ MonahanEstate ■ Network Ten ■ Nine Network■ Panasonic ■ Peacock Hill Vineyard ■ PeterAlexander ■ Peterson’s House ■ Poole’s RockWines ■ Powerplay Productions ■ Revlon■ Ricoh ■ Roche Wines ■ Rothvale Vineyard &Winery ■ Saatchi & Saatchi ■ Saddlers CreekWines ■ Sandalyn Estate ■ Seven Network■ Sony BMG Music Entertainment ■ SonyPictures Releasing Pty Ltd ■ Sovereign HillVineyard ■ Sparrow Sports ■ Starcom■ Sunbeam ■ Sweetwater Hermitage ■ SwissRe ■ Sydney City Lexus ■ Sydney City Toyota■ Sydney Theatre ■ Tamburlaine Wines ■ Tasco■ Tatler Wines ■ T-bone Productions ■ TenNetwork ■ Terrace Vale Wines ■ The CellarRestaurant ■ The Producers ■ The StantonGroup ■ The Sydney Morning Herald ■ TimWebster ■ Time Inc South Pacific ■ TowerLodge ■ Toyota Financial Services ■ TranquilVale Wines ■ Tuscany Wine Estate ■ Tyrrell’sWines ■ Ulladulla Guest House ■ Videoplus■ WhirlpoolTHE MIGHT AND POWER GALA RACE DAY 2005MIGHT AND POWER SPONSORS: Aristocrat■ Berri Juice ■ Big W/Bonds ■ Harvey Norman■ Ingham “Love ‘Em!” ■ Lone Star Steakhouse& Saloon ■ Sydney Markets Ltd ■ William Inglis& SonMIGHT AND POWER SUPPORTERS:Accessible Transit Specialist ■ AntheaCrawford ■ Aristocrat Technologies Australia■ Arthur C Easy Private Jewellers ■ AustralianRugby Union ■ Barry Ahern ■ Bennett Creative■ Berri Limited ■ Big W ■ Blackmores ■ BondsLimited ■ Breville ■ Bridgeclimb ■ CharlotteO’Neil ■ Coca Cola Amatil ■ Crabtree & Evelyn■ Cypress Lakes Golf Resort ■ David Holmes■ Docmaster ■ Dolphin Watch Cruises ■ DonMcKenzie ■ Doyle’s Palace Hotel ■ Eden OnThe Park ■ Elizabeth Arden ■ ExecutiveDimensions ■ Fisher & Paykel ■ Flame Opals■ Hanging Tree Wines ■ Harvey Norman ■ HonJohn Brown AO ■ Hughenden Hotel ■ Hugo’sRestaurant ■ Huxley Homes ■ Inghams “Love‘Em!” ■ Johnson & Johnson ■ Kevin MosesRacing Stables ■ Kohler Bird Appraisals■ Kookaburra Challenge ■ Leana StreetConsulting ■ Lee Manfred ■ Lone StarSteakhouse & Saloon ■ Louis Cardini Leather■ Macquarie Bank ■ Macquarie Stud■ Madigans Vineyard ■ Maui Jim ■ MoraitisFresh Packaging ■ Mrs Margaret Forge■ National Australia Bank ■ Neil Grigg Millinery24 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORT■ Network Ten ■ Nexon Asia Pacific Pty Ltd■ Nicholas Moraitis AM ■ Novotel ■ OperaAustralia ■ Oxford Printing ■ Paul Simons AM■ DUniv ■ Pearsons Florist ■ PeppersBloomfield Lodge QLD ■ Peter Goldman■ Pratt Foundation ■ Pro Hart ■ Professor RMiller ■ R & D Italian Jewellery ■ Radio 2UE■ Raleigh Paper ■ RDP ■ Revlon ■ Ricoh ■ Rost& Kitchener ■ Samka Pty Ltd ■ SandholmeGuest House ■ Sargents Pty Ltd■ Schwarzkopf ■ Shangri-La Fijian ResortYanuca ■ Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts ■ SonyBMG Music Entertainment ■ Sport & TourismYouth Foundation ■ Sunbeam ■ Sydney CityLexus ■ Sydney City Toyota ■ Sydney MarketsLimited ■ Sydney Turf Club ■ Tasco ■ Taylor’sWines ■ Telstra Stadium ■ The Grace HotelSydney ■ The Landmark, Nelson Bay■ Tooheys Pty Ltd ■ Tyrrell’s Wines ■ WartonThompson & Co ■ Wayne Coote ■ WilliamInglis & Son ■ Workplace Law60TH ANNIVERSARY STARRY STARRY NIGHTSPONSORS: Eagle Angels ■ Charlie Brown -Princess Charlotte ■ Bennett Creative Group■ Pages Event Equipments ■ The CuisineGroup ■ Luna Park ■ Crumbs Cake Art ■ BoffaHairdressing ■ Radisson Kestrel Hotel, Manly■ Sony/BMG ■ Synergy Corporate Events■ Mondial Neuman Jewellers ■ Take OneProductions ■ Oxford Printing ■ Design andPromotions ■ Flip ■ Coca Cola – Mt Franklin■ Secure Parking ■ Swift and Moore ■ SydneyEntertainment CentreANGELS: Nici Andronicus ■ Layne Beachley■ Melinda Gainsford-Taylor ■ Brooke Hanson■ Mary-Ann Lewis ■ Sherree Primmer-Dell■ Shelley Taylor-Smith ■ Debbie Watson ■ LeaWilsonEMCEE: Susie ElelmanDONORS $1,000 TO $9,999Abraham, A ■ Aickin Storage Pty Ltd ■ Albert,RO ■ Allaway, P ■ AMP Charitable Trust■ Anthony, S ■ Australian Japan HealthcareNetwork ■ Beaumont, P ■ Boorne, JO■ Brennan, T ■ Bridge, Mr & Mrs J ■ Brownbill,S ■ Bryant, M ■ Burgess, PJ ■ Byrne, AW■ Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd ■ CAF America■ Cameron, J ■ Campbell, F ■ Cello Paper PtyLtd ■ Church, L ■ Coles, R ■ Coolican, J■ Cowan, HJ & R ■ Crawford, S ■ Dan, M■ David, A ■ Divall, J & R ■ Dodson, D■ Eliassen, P ■ Ellice-Flint, R ■ Elliott, R■ Energy Australia Employees ■ Evans, PJ■ Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside■ Freeman, MJ ■ G Johnson Accountants■ Gaven, R ■ Georgeson, A ■ Girdis, S■ Glasser, N & N ■ Goodman, G ■ Green, A■ Greinert, M ■ Halloran, W ■ Hansford, R■ Harry, R ■ Hattersley, R ■ Hawker, M■ Hemmings, NA & HC ■ Herbert Greer &Rundle ■ Higgins, Mr & Mrs DA ■ Higgs, RJ■ Hodgkinson, Cathy ■ Hodgkinson, Chris■ Hodgkinson, G ■ Hodgkinson, J■ Hollingworth, K & J ■ Hooey, M ■ HumphreysNewsagency ■ Hunt, R ■ Hutchins, I ■ INGAustralia Ltd ■ Jones, R ■ Jones, S ■ JWKirkwood Pty Ltd ■ Kilshane Restorations PtyLtd ■ Kingston, MA ■ Kreipl, A ■ Lesnie, W &M ■ Lewinski, D ■ Lewis, A ■ Lions Club ofBeecroft ■ Lions Club Orange Canobolas■ Little, J ■ Longwell, B ■ MacGregor, F■ Manitta, A & E ■ McGee, TM ■ McKeith, C■ Merchant, D ■ Miller, Mr & Mrs I ■ Minogue,N ■ Money Planners Pty Ltd ■ Moore, A■ Moore, N ■ Mossman, K ■ Movsas, HJ ■ MrStainless ■ Munich Holdings of Aust Pty Ltd■ Nelson, H ■ O'Donnell's Pharmacy Dubbo■ Order of the Eastern Star, Liverpool Chapter■ Pantaleo, P & R ■ Phillips, D ■ Phillips, J■ Pickles Auctions ■ Pittar, T ■ Price, J ■ Price,M ■ Rajola, R ■ Ralston, MJ ■ Rares SC, S■ Reeves, T ■ Reisner, PR ■ Reynolds, G■ Robertson-Cunninghame, Mr & Mrs R■ Rotary Club of Belconnen ■ Rothery, S■ Salter, K ■ Schafer, M ■ Schafer, N ■ Scully, J■ Selective Kitchens ■ Shuetrim, Mr & Mrs C■ Sparke Helmore Lawyers ■ St GeorgeFoundation ■ Stacker, R ■ Stanton, K ■ Starr,Mr ■ Suncorp ■ Sydney Aquarium ■ Syntegra■ TDK (Australia) Pty Ltd ■ The BaxterCharitable Foundation ■ The Calm Centre PtyLtd ■ The Freedman Foundation ■ The Manorsof Mosman ■ The Salvation Army ■ TheWrigley Company Pty Ltd ■ Timbrell, J ■ Traill,M ■ Tran, S ■ Ulladulla Milton Lions Club■ Wait, R ■ Walsh, P ■ Walsh, R ■ Waylas PtyLtd ■ White, D ■ White, P ■ Willis, D ■ Wilson,D ■ Woodhill, D ■ Woods, MDONORS $500 TO $9997 Way Supermarket North Bondi ■ Albert, E■ Antoniou, C & M ■ Baragry, R J & B J■ Barnett, GC ■ Barrios, E ■ Baynie, J ■ Bell, D■ Bender, M ■ Best, N ■ Bourke, G ■ Bourne,M ■ Bradfield, Mr & Mrs R ■ Brown, S ■ Cahill,MJ ■ Camiglieri, E ■ Campbell, R ■ Campbell,M ■ Cartledge, I ■ Cha Family ■ Chadwick, G■ Chapman, R & R ■ Christiansen, W ■ ClaytonUtz ■ Clowes, J ■ Coffey, P ■ Cole, E ■ Collins,IM ■ Corporate Marketing Services ■ Coulter, L& G ■ Cowen, L ■ Cox, L ■ Creative GourmetSilverwater ■ Crouch, R ■ Crozier, M ■ Currie,B ■ De Montfort, R ■ Debono, C ■ Delohery, M■ Devlin, Mr & Mrs ■ Donnelley ConstructionsPty Ltd ■ Dunn, A ■ Edmunds, T ■ Edwards,Mr ■ Ellis, P ■ Eswaran, V ■ Feed & Feast,Kenthurst ■ Field, RA ■ Fischer, D ■ Fleming, J■ Frost, K ■ Gackowski, G ■ Galanos, D■ Gargaro, R ■ George Campbell & Co Pty Ltd■ Gilligan, P ■ Giutronich, L K ■ GlendinningsMenswear Pty Ltd ■ Glennie, P ■ Goodrick, T& Blanning, R ■ Gould, J ■ Gray, M ■ Grigg, D& O ■ Habib Bros Pty Ltd ■ Hallaran, RC■ Halnan, Mr & Mrs J ■ Hamblen, E■ Hamilton, S ■ Hardwick, C ■ Harris, C & S■ Hawkes, JR & JE ■ Hawkins, J ■ Hayata PCAustralia Pty Ltd ■ Haycor Pty Ltd ■ Hesslein,A ■ Hilellis, L & D ■ Hourani, M ■ Hrebeniuk, P■ Inwood, A ■ Irving, P ■ Irvin, B ■ James, A■ Jessep, O ■ Johnson, H & M ■ Joy, P■ Kane, M ■ Keaney, ■ Kidson, Nthe spastic centre 25


ANNUAL REPORT 2005SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS CONTINUED■ Kominatos, Z ■ Kraefft, M ■ Lawson, C■ Leone, J ■ Loewensohn, T ■ Lorindos, Mrs■ Luke, R ■ Maher, J ■ Manly Oceanworld■ Mano, I ■ Mantle, M ■ Mc Cartney, WT & FL■ McGrath Liverpool ■ McNally, RF■ McPherson, B ■ Meyer, J ■ Middleton, L■ Mihkelson, H ■ Milliken, R ■ Mitchell, C■ Moffatt, D ■ Montgomery, J ■ Morris &Partners Pty Ltd ■ Morton, R ■ Mott, B ■ Nair-Shalliker, V ■ Neale, R ■ Noble, J ■ NSWRailway Employees Welfare ■ Oatley, I■ Oatley, V ■ Olsen, R ■ O'Neill, C ■ Oppen, R■ Osborne, J ■ Oxley Timber Co ■ Page, V■ Pang, A ■ Parkinson, KW ■ Paterson, M■ Pearce, J ■ Pendlebury, L ■ Penfold, B■ Perrett, S ■ Piccinelli, R ■ Plant, D ■ PlatinumPizza Pty Ltd, Northgate ■ Plummer, RJ■ Potts, B ■ Poulos, J ■ Ramage, M ■ Rankine,I ■ Rattray, I ■ Read, G ■ Response DirectPublishing Pty Ltd ■ Rich, J ■ Rmax NSW■ Robert Johns & Company ■ Robertson, MG■ Robson Excavations Pty Ltd ■ Ruwhiu, L■ Rydge, R ■ Saluja, K ■ Santucci, G■ Saunders, DL ■ Schutt, I ■ Seton, RW■ Shepherd, A ■ Shirriff, P ■ Skinner, J ■ Slack,B ■ Smith, F ■ Solomon, C ■ Sproat, JE■ Squires, P ■ Stacey, C ■ Stokes, PM■ Sutcliffe, M ■ Sweeney, M ■ Talaoloa, N■ Tate, M ■ Taylor, SM ■ The Isabelle HeimFund ■ Tidex, A ■ Tommys Takeaway, Fairfield■ Treasure Island Toys, Warriewood ■ Tulloch,J ■ Turner, K & A ■ UTC Pacific Pty Ltd ■ VanKool, A ■ Vaughan, G ■ Vaughan, BM ■ Vivian-Jones, D ■ Wahbe, J ■ Walker, P ■ Ward, G■ Wargon, A ■ Weaver, M ■ Whelan Project CoPty Ltd ■ White, Dr & Mrs W B ■ Whitehead, J■ Whitfield, P & S ■ Wood, D ■ Worrall, N■ Wyn Products Pty Ltd ■ Yagoona WestCellars ■ Youll, W ■ Young, C ■ Zraik, HSUPPORTING SCHOOLSAbbotsford Public School ■ Allambie HeightsPublic School ■ Arden Anglican SchoolBeecroft ■ Asquith Boys High School ■ BellataPublic School ■ Black Hill Primary School■ Boronia Park Public School ■ Bronte PublicSchool ■ Cambridge Gardens Public School■ Campbellfield Public School ■ CanberraGrammar School, Red Hill ■ Carlingford HighSchool ■ Casino High School ■ CoonambleHigh School ■ Denman Public School■ Fairfield Public School ■ Frensham Mittagong■ Lane Cove West Public School ■ LightningRidge Central School ■ Marcellin College,Randwick ■ Melrose High School, Pearce■ Milperra Public School ■ Mount Carmel HighSchool, Minto ■ Newbridge Heights PublicSchool ■ Orange High School ■ ParkviewPublic School, Leeton ■ Patrician BrothersCollege, Fairfield ■ Radford College, Bruce■ Ravenswood School, Gordon ■ RoseleaPublic School ■ St Charles Primary School,Waverley ■ St Clare's Primary School, Minto■ St Ignatius College, Riverview ■ St Ives NorthPublic School ■ St Lucy's School, Wahroonga■ Sydney Boys High School ■ SydneyGrammar School, Darlinghurst ■ SydneyGrammar School, St Ives ■ Tumut PublicSchool ■ Wangee Park Special School,LakembaSUPPORTING CLUBS ACTClubs ACT ■ Belconnen Soccer Club ■ CalwellCommunity Club ■ Canberra Labor Club■ Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club■ Canberra Raiders Sports Club ■ EastlakeFootball Club ■ Hellenic Club of Canberra■ Canberra Southern Cross Club ■ The BurnsClub ■ The Canberra Club ■ The MawsonClub ■ The Sports Club Kaleen ■ The WestonClub ■ The Vikings Group ■ TuggeranongValley Rugby Club Ltd ■ West BelconnenLeagues Club ■ Woden Tradesmen's ClubUnion ■ Service Clubs ACT ■ Rotary ClubBelconnen ■ Lions Club BelconnenSUPPORTING CLUBS NSWAdamstown RSL Club ■ Albury CommercialClub Ltd ■ Armidale City Bowling Club■ Auburn RSL Club ■ Auburn Soccer Club■ Avoca Beach Bowling Club ■ BalmainLeagues Club ■ Bankstown District SportsClub ■ Bankstown Trotting Club ■ BargoSports Club ■ Bathurst Panthers LeaguesClub ■ Bathurst RSL Club Ltd ■ BaulkhamHills Bowling Club ■ Belfield RSL Club■ Beresfield Bowling Club ■ Berkeley Sports &Social Club ■ Berry Bowling Club ■ BexleyRSL & Community Club Ltd ■ Blacktown RSLClub Ltd ■ Blacktown Sports Club■ Blacktown Workers Club ■ Bomaderry RSLSub-Branch ■ Broadwater Bowling ClubLimited ■ Bulli Workers Club ■ Bundeena RSLMemorial Club Ltd ■ Cabravale ExServicemens Club ■ Camden Mens BowlingClub Inc ■ Campbelltown RSL Club ■ CanadaBay Soccer Club ■ Canley Heights RSL &Sporting Club Ltd ■ Canterbury HurlstonePark RSL Club ■ Canterbury League Club■ Cardiff Panthers ■ Cessnock Ex-ServicesClub Ltd ■ Clovelly Bowling Club ■ ClovellyRSL & Airforce Club ■ Club Macquarie ■ CoffsHarbour & Dist Ex-Service & Womens Club■ Collegians Rugby League Football Club ■Concord RSL & Community Club■ Cootamundra Bowling Club ■ CorrimalBowling Club ■ Corrimal RSL ■ Croatian Club,Punchbowl ■ Croydon Park Ex ServicemansClub ■ Cudgen Leagues Men's Bowling Club■ Dapto Bowling Club ■ Dapto CitizensBowling Club ■ Davistown RSL Club ■ DeeWhy RSL Club Ltd ■ Denistone Bowling Club■ Denistone East Bowling Club ■ Double BayBowling Club ■ Drummoyne Sailing Club■ Dubbo Railway Bowling Club ■ Earlwood Ex-Servicemans Club ■ Eastern Suburbs LegionClub ■ Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club26 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORT■ Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club ■ Five DockBowling Club ■ Flying Squadron Club, MilsonsPoint ■ Gallipoli Club, Sydney ■ Georges RiverSailing Club ■ Gerringong Bowling &Recreation Club ■ Gerroa Fishermans Club■ Granville RSL Club ■ Guildford Bowling &Recreation Club ■ Halekulani Bowling Club Ltd■ Harbord Bowling Club ■ Heathcote Services& Citizens Club ■ Helensburgh Bowling Club■ Helensburgh Workmens Club ■ Hellenic Club■ Hexham Bowling Club ■ Hills District SportsClub ■ Hornsby RSL Club ■ Illawarra LeaguesClub ■ Illawarra Spanish Club ■ Illawarra YachtClub ■ Jets Sports Club ■ Katoomba RSLClub ■ Kellyville Country Club ■ KemblawarraPortuguese Sports Club ■ Kiama BowlingClub ■ Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd ■ KirraweeBowling Club ■ Kootingal & District BowlingClub ■ Lakemba Services Club ■ Lane CoveClub ■ Leichhardt Bowling Club ■ LennoxHead Bowls & Sports Club Limited ■ LismoreWorkers Heights Bowling Club ■ Lithgow &District Workmen's Club ■ Moorebank SportsClub ■ Morisset Country Club ■ Mortdale RSLClub ■ Mounties, Mt Pritchard ■ Mt LewisBowling Club ■ Nepean Rowing Club ■Newcastle Panthers ■ North Bondi RSL Club■ North Sydney Leagues Club ■ North SydneyRSL Sub Branch ■ Padstow RSL Club ■ PalmBeach RSL Sub Branch ■ Pelican RSL Club■ Picton Bowling & Recreation Club ■ PittTown & District Sports Bowling Club■ Pittwater Memorial Bowling Club ■ PittwaterRSL Club ■ Port Kembla Leagues Club ■ PortMacquarie City Bowling Club Ltd■ Queanbeyan Leagues Club ■ Ramsgate RSLClub ■ Revesby Workers' Club Ltd■ Richmond Ex-Services Club ■ RiverwoodBowlers Club ■ Rugby Club, Sydney ■ RydeEx-Services Memorial Club ■ ShellharbourBowling Club ■ Shoalhaven Heads Bowling &Rec Club ■ Smithfield RSL Club ■ SouthHurstville RSL ■ South Newcastle RugbyLeague Club Ltd ■ South Sydney JuniorRugby League Club ■ Speers Point RSL Club■ St George Rowing Club ■ St Johns ParkBowling Club ■ St Marys Rugby Leagues Club■ Sutherland District Trade Union Club■ Swansea RSL Club ■ Taren Point BowlingClub Limited ■ The Entrance Bowling Club■ The Hills District Bowling Club Limited■ Thirroul Bowling & Recreation Club ■ TigersClub, Queanbeyan ■ Towradgi Bowling Club■ Twin Towns Services Club Ltd ■ WarillaBowling & Recreational Club ■ West DubboBowling Club ■ Western Suburbs (Newcastle)Leagues Club ■ Western Suburbs LeaguesClub, Leumeah ■ Windsor & District RSL SubBranch ■ Wollongong Ex Services Club■ Wollongong Golf Club ■ Wollongong MasterBuilders Club ■ Wollongong RSL Bowling Club■ Woonona Bowling Club ■ Woronora RiverRSL Club ■ Woy Woy & District Rugby LeagueClub ■ Woy Woy Bowling Club Ltd ■ WyongRugby League ClubCOUNTRY COUNCILSCamden ■ Dungog ■ Griffith ■ Kempsey■ Kootingal ■ Leeton ■ Narrandera ■ Orange■ Tamworth ■ TemoraBEQUESTSAlldritt, A ■ Anderson, AC ■ Beanham, WH■ Berecry, MK ■ Brunet, EJ ■ Bullock, GA ■Cox, DT ■ Cram, WIM ■ Crozier, ME ■ Cusack,PA ■ Duel, LC ■ Gibbs, M ■ Gluck, K&G ■ Hall,E ■ Hill, EARS ■ Hughes, R ■ Kelly, DJ■ Knights, A ■ Lind, D ■ Matte, E ■ Mitchell,WJ ■ Morgan, KJ ■ Resch, ERE ■ Robertson,JNV ■ Rosen, K ■ Roulstone, EO ■ Sofer, M■ Strachan, BM ■ Swanson, A ■ Thompson,EM ■ Trickett, J ■ Vidak, L ■ Wooster, CPMcLEOD WHEEL OF FRIENDS MEMBERSBaker, P ■ Baltins, P ■ Barton, C ■ Bennett,WT ■ Beverley, A ■ Black, S ■ Bower, M■ Briggs, J ■ Brown, HL ■ Byrne, AW■ Cameron, J ■ Cane, EC ■ Carmichael-Rulten, A ■ Coleman, EJ ■ Comino, G & R■ Conn, H ■ Cowan, HJ & R ■ Daley, T■ Davenport, J ■ Dolamore, B ■ Doutreband, A■ Ellice-Flint, R ■ Elliott, J ■ Ellis, J ■Etherington, P ■ Evans, PJ ■ Fabiani, G ■Galloway, P ■ Gardiner, I ■ Glasser, N & N ■Goh, M ■ Gould, S ■ Grigg, D & O ■ Hardwick,C ■ Harris, J ■ Haynes, D ■ Hockey, K ■ Jurd,BC ■ Kerdijk Nicholson, A ■ London, I ■ Lynch,A ■ Maatouk, P ■ Maurel, M ■ McMorrine, O ■Mills, M ■ Moraitis, N ■ Owen, EL ■ Parsonage,R ■ Peoples, M ■ Potgieter, C ■ Pumpa, LJ■ Quinn, K ■ Romney, D ■ Rulten, S ■ Ryan,EA ■ Sekulich, D ■ Sergi, P ■ Sollars, D ■Solomon, C ■ Thompson, F ■ Thornton, S & M■ Torpy, E ■ Towell, T ■ Tsolakis, V ■ Whitmont,R & N ■ Wilkins, P ■ Wilkins, VA ■ Williamson,B ■ Wilson, J ■ Wise, J ■ Wright, R & JVOLUNTEERS - INDIVIDUALSAdair, Megan ■ Aitchison, Jessica ■ Aitken,Elisabeth ■ Alexander, Allan ■ Alexander, Tracy■ Alexander, Wilma ■ Alleck, Daniel ■ Anthony,Joy ■ Atkins, Jane ■ Atkins, Jane Elizabeth■ Aylett, Maree ■ Baker, Craig ■ Barlow,Damien ■ Barter, Sharon ■ Beckett, Cain■ Beencke, Sue ■ Bhatia, Sangita ■ Bilton, Ida■ Bimson, Allan ■ Birchall, Rebecca ■ Bone,Patricia ■ Bouic, Marie-Lise ■ Bourke, Tamar■ Bridges, Stuart ■ Brum, Clarissa ■ Burgo,Debra ■ Burgo, Nathan ■ Cameron, Dorothy(May) ■ Campbell, Beryl ■ Canabady, Desiree■ Carmichael, Carmel ■ Carmichael-Rulten,Jessica ■ Ceccato, Adolfo ■ Ceccato, Emila■ Chan, Brendan David ■ Choi, Joseph■ Christian, Jill ■ Chrzczonowicz, Matthew■ Cinelli, Kay ■ Collie, Kath ■ Cook, Philip■ Cooper, Glenn ■ Cooper, Jannene ■ Cottle,Margaret ■ Coulter, Gwen ■ Credaro, Peter■ Cummins, Robert ■ Davenport, Julia■ Davey, Jean ■ Davidson, Kay ■ Davis, Jane■ Dawson, Emma Doris ■ Day, Joyce ■ deAlbuquerque, Antonio ■ Deep, Sally■ DeJongh, Nicholas ■ Devincenzo, Heather■ Dillon, Karen ■ Dives, Jim ■ Dives, Trish■ Diviney, Leanne ■ Donnelly, Brian ■ Doumit,the spastic centre 27


ANNUAL REPORT 2005SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS CONTINUEDNorm ■ Dunn, Ernest Gordon ■ Dunn, John■ Dunn, Robert ■ Dunn, Scott ■ Edge, Denise■ Elliott, Christine ■ Ellis, Grahame ■ Elson,Dulcie ■ Errey, Mary ■ Evans, Valma Joan■ Ferguson, Geoff ■ Foggiato, Kristy ■ Forbes,Andrea ■ Forsyth, Jane ■ Freeman, Rosita■ Fuller, Louise ■ Fullick, Sue ■ Gale, Marjorie■ Gillard, Margaret ■ Gillett, Kerree ■ Gillies,Brendon ■ Gordon, John ■ Graham, Alexander■ Granger, Jacqui ■ Griffin, Steve ■ Griffiths,Shelley ■ Grigg, Douglas ■ Grigg, Olive■ Grinston, David ■ Groom, Kate ■ Gulliver,Craig ■ Gunn, Jean ■ Hagopian, Alida ■ Halls,Brady ■ Harrison, Devina ■ Harvey, John■ Hayes, Brian ■ Head, Beverley ■ Henderson,David ■ Herrmann, Iris ■ Hill, Barry ■ Hottes,Arran ■ Howlett, Patty ■ Humphreys, Louise■ Hunt, John ■ Huntington, Joyce ■ Huttel,Britta ■ Huynh, Mary ■ Ingram, Betty ■ Jang,Hari ■ Janson, Steven ■ Jones, Allan ■ Jones,Anita ■ Jones, Janice ■ Joseph, Brett■ Kaminski, Zen ■ Kay, Malone ■ Keighran,Marlene ■ Kelhear, Gloria ■ Kelly, Heather■ Kiem-Eather, Patricia ■ Killen, Margaret■ Knight, Kim ■ Knowles, Lynda ■ Konijn, Toni■ Kristensen, Paul ■ Kuranty, Gillian ■ Lake,John ■ Lake, Pamela ■ Latty, Joan ■ Le,Quach ■ Le Pelley, Lynsey-Jane ■ Lee, Wesley■ Lindsay, Sheryl ■ Low, David ■ Lynch,Barbara ■ Lynch, Philip ■ Maddock, Ruth■ Maher, Bob ■ Malone, Tanya ■ Marshall,Judith ■ Martens, Julie ■ Matar, Nancy■ Mathews, Lesley ■ McCabe, Edward■ McCabe, John L ■ McCausland, John■ McConachy, Pat ■ McCulloch, Monnie■ McEwen, Catherine ■ McHattan, Kirstie■ McKellar, Win ■ McKinnon, Allan ■ McLeod,Noelene ■ McRae, Beverley June ■ Meier,Margaret D ■ Merlino, Cheryl ■ Mills, Lillian■ Montuoro, Francesca ■ Moore, Joyce■ Morgan, Barbara ■ Morgan, Cheryl■ Morschell, David ■ Muddle, Denis ■ Muir,Pam ■ Murphy, Elaine ■ Murphy, Yvonne■ Murray, Harold A ■ Murray, Sybil Nora■ Myers, Kathleen ■ New, Adam ■ Nightingale,Saul ■ Nixon, Ailsa ■ Norris, Beryl ■ Norton,Ada ■ Norton, Clark ■ O'Connor, Mary■ O'Neile, Glen ■ Oregovic, Olivera■ Oustaheus, Jo ■ Page, Harley ■ Page, Joe■ Pappas, Spiro ■ Park, Matthew ■Parmenpier, Michelle ■ Parry, Larry ■ Parsons,Kenneth ■ Patrick, Nugent ■ Paul, JohnLindsay ■ Pearce, Kristenne ■ Pender, Frank■ Penfold, Annalise ■ Pergoliti, Marina ■ Peters,Karen ■ Phillips, Paul ■ Pittman, YvonneAudrey ■ Pokorny, Jane ■ Porter, Glenys Esme■ Power, Valerie Anne ■ Price, Cameron■ Pullen, Leonie ■ Radovan, John ■ Raju, Gita■ Rast, Paul ■ Reddin, Tom ■ Ribbons, Julie■ Riches, Karyn ■ Robinson, John ■ Rogers,Barbara ■ Rogers, Susan ■ Rose, MarjoryMargaret ■ Rose, Pat ■ Rowlison, Ashleigh■ Royal, Dorothy ■ Sartoretto, Adrian■ Segovia, Rita ■ Sheather, Rachel ■ Short,Kevin ■ Short, Lorraine J ■ Sinkovic, Eleanor■ Sledge, Peter ■ Smiles, Beryl Dorothy■ Smiles, Les ■ Smith, Andrea ■ Smith,Heather ■ Smith, Lillian ■ Staimenoff, Elwyn■ Stevens, Daphne ■ Stewart, Maggi■ Stewart, Tanya ■ Stuart, Bev ■ Stuart, Jill■ Sturrock, Jenny ■ Ta, Jenny ■ Tang,Cameron ■ Ternes, Geoff ■ Thirkell, Natalie■ Toni, Konijn ■ Trembath, Pamela ■ Trueman,Brent ■ Turner, Diane ■ Valenzisi, Heather■ Vis, Mandy ■ Wade, Judith ■ Waggett ,Sarah ■ Walker, Joyce ■ Walker, Loren ■ West,Adam ■ Whales, Alan ■ Whiley, Jean ■ Wilcher,Beverly ■ Williams, Thelma Mary ■ Wilson,Betty ■ Wilson, Marilyn ■ Wilson, Rosella■ Wilton, Kerrie ■ Woolley, Rebecca ■ Worth,Ian ■ Yeo, Tiffany ■ Yousef, Magdalene V■ Zerefos, MalindaVOLUNTEERS - CORPORATESAmerican Express ■ Commonwealth Bank■ GE Finance ■ GE Health ■ GE CapitalInsurance ■ GE Money ■ Impact ■ INGFoundation ■ JP Morgan ■ Macquarie Bank■ Mission Australia ■ National Australia Bank■ Nestle Pacific Islands ■ RochePharmaceuticals ■ Suncorp ■ WestpacCONSULTING MEDICAL & ALLIED HEALTH SPECIALISTSDr S Balandin ■ Dr A Boyden ■ Prof NBuchanan ■ Dr A Burgess ■ Dr A Chan ■Ms N Clayton ■ Dr J Clements ■ Dr PClouston ■ Dr J Colebatch ■ Dr J Cooney,OAM ■ Dr J Crawford ■ Prof A Cusick ■ Dr SDaymond ■ Dr B Field ■ Dr E Furze ■ Dr JGiannisis ■ Dr J Graham ■ Dr P Gray ■ Ms CHerden ■ Dr L Johnson ■ Dr P Johnson ■ MsM Kaatze – McDonald ■ Mr S Kerr ■ Dr MKiernan ■ Dr P King ■ Dr D Kohler ■ Dr ILemmy ■ Dr K Lowe ■ Dr Ben Marazeki■ Dr Bernice Mathison ■ Dr E McCuddin■ Dr E McKenzie ■ Dr P Mouser ■ Dr M Nash■ Dr R Pattinson ■ Dr J Percy ■ Dr J Powell■ Dr E Rosen ■ Dr A Scheinberg ■ Dr MSchokman ■ Dr G Silberstein ■ Dr M Stening■ Dr H Somerville ■ Dr C Telford ■ Dr RTicehurst ■ Dr M Tonkin ■ Dr R Watson■ Dr D Wearne ■ Dr P WurthHONORARY LIFE MEMBERSMrs May Cameron ■ Dr John Cooney OAM■ Mr Col Crawford OAM ■ Dr Reni Dewey■ The Hon John Dowd AO, QC ■ Mr RobFerguson ■ Mrs Gwen Goodman ■ MrsSirenne Gould OAM ■ Mr David Holmes■ Mr Graham Huxley AM ■ Ms Lindy Kerr■ Dr Margaret Llewelyn ■ Dr Keith McLachlan■ Mr Nicholas Moraitis AM ■ Mrs SandraParsonage AM ■ Mr Leslie Paterson ■ Mr PatSergi OAM ■ Mr Paul Simons AM ■ Dr DonTrousdale ■ Mr Ray Willing28 the spastic centre


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FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005DIRECTORS’ REPORTThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales ABN 45 000 062 288(Company Limited by Guarantee) and Controlled EntitiesFinancial Year Ended 30 June 2005DIRECTORS' REPORTThe Directors present their report togetherwith the financial report of The Spastic Centreof New South Wales (“the Company”) and theconsolidated financial report of theconsolidated entity, being the Company andits controlled entities, for the year ended 30June 2005 and the auditor’s report thereon.THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSThe Directors of the Company who held aposition at any time during or since the end ofthe financial year are:CAIN BECKETT, BEC, MINTS, GAICD, AIMMMr Beckett has been a member of the Boardof Directors since November 2003.Mr Beckett is a member of the Finance andAudit Committee, the Property and EquipmentCommittee, the Human ResourcesCommittee, the Services Committee, theResearch Committee and the EthicsCommittee.Mr Beckett is a technology andmanagement consultant with expertise infacilitation, project management and businessprocess architecture.Mr Beckett represents Australia in Archeryand is the No. 1 Australian on current Men’sParalympic Archery World Ranking.NEROLI BEST, MBBS, FANZCA, MAICDDr Best has been a member of the Board ofDirectors since June 1994.Dr Best is a member of the ServicesCommittee and the Research Committee.She is a medical practitioner specialising inanaesthesiology and holds appointments atRoyal North Shore, Mater Misericordiae, andNorth Shore Private Hospitals.MARK BRYANT, MA, FCA, MAICDMr Bryant has been a member of the Boardof Directors since December 1997.Mr Bryant is Vice President of The SpasticCentre, Chairman of the Finance and AuditCommittee and a member of the FundraisingCommittee and the Property and EquipmentCommittee.He has over 25 years experience in publicaccounting, and is a partner in the firm Ernst& Young.ROBERT (BOB) G. MILLERProf. Miller has been a member of the Boardof Directors since May 1999.He is a member of the FundraisingCommittee, the Finance and Audit Committeeand the Property and Equipment Committee.He is presently the Managing Director ofAustralia Street Consulting Pty Ltd where headvises the automotive industry, advertisingagencies, telecommunications companies andothers on Marketing. He was previouslyGeneral Manager - Marketing, Toyota Australiafor fifteen years.Professor Miller is renowned as a keynotespeaker at corporate training/seminar events.JOHN MORGANMr Morgan has been a member of the Boardof Directors since November 1991.Mr Morgan is a member of the ServicesCommittee. Mr Morgan has been employed atThe Spastic Centre for the past forty-fouryears. He is an adviser to the WarringahCouncil Access Committee.Mr Morgan has served on managementcommittees of outside organisations, includingthe Disability & Ageing Reference Group andthe Physical Disability Council of NSW. MrMorgan has a keen interest in the area ofageing and its impact on people with adisability.MICHELLE NOORT, MHS, RN CPSM, CCC, MAICDMs Noort joined the Board of Directors in July2003. Ms Noort is Chairman of the ResearchCommittee and the Ethics Committee, and amember of the Services Committee.Ms Noort has over twenty-eight yearsexperience in the NSW Health system. Shebegan her career nursing in the acute hospitalenvironment and continued through middlemanagement, policy advisory, and seniorexecutive roles in both the acute andcommunity sector.Ms Noort has also served on an AreaHealth Service Board. She is currently theProject Director, Health Services ImprovementBranch.MARELLE THORNTON, AM, DIP TEACH, MAICDMrs Thornton has been a member of theBoard of Directors since October 1983.Mrs Thornton is President of The SpasticCentre, Chairman of the Board of Directors,Chairman of the Fundraising Committee and amember of the Finance and Audit Committee,the Property and Equipment Committee, theHuman Resources Committee and theServices Committee.Mrs Thornton is a primary school teacher.ROBIN WAY, M MGT, PHDDr Way has been a member of the Board ofDirectors since 1995.She is Chairman of the Services Committeeand a member of the Human ResourcesCommittee. She is the Board's representativeon CP Australia, a peak body fororganisations in Australia providing services topeople with cerebral palsy.Dr Way is CEO of Community ConnectionsAustralia – a non-government organisationproviding a range of human services includinga disability specific service. She has anextensive history in the disability servicedelivery arena and is a past Chair of ACRODNSW (the peak organisation for disabilityservice providers).In the role of Chair of the AccommodationSub Committee of ACROD NSW she remainsinvolved in consultation and policydevelopment in issues confronting thedisability sector.PETER WHITFIELD, BSC, MAICDMr Whitfield has been a member of the Boardof Directors since November 1997. He isChairman of the Property and EquipmentCommittee and a member of the Finance andAudit Committee, the Fundraising Committee30 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONThe Board of DirectorsStanding: Mrs Marelle Thornton AM, Dr Neroli Best, Professor Bob Miller, Mr Peter Whitfield, Ms Michelle Noort – Inset: Dr Robin WaySeated: Mr Cain Beckett, Mr Mark Bryant, Mr John Morgan, Mr Brian Williamsonand the Human Resources Committee.Mr Whitfield initiated the introduction of theHart Walker to Australia and was instrumentalin promoting the Hart Walker program at TheSpastic Centre. Mr Whitfield holds a degree inMaths and Physics and spent eight years as amoney market trader.Nine years ago Mr Whitfield left the financeindustry to pursue his own business interests.He currently owns a publishing company ofquality children’s books.BRIAN WILLIAMSON,DIP LAW (SAB), M. COM (DEAKIN),ACCREDITED SPECIALIST IN EMPLOYMENT &INDUSTRIAL LAW (LAW SOC OF NSW), MAICDMr Williamson joined the Board in December2002 and is the Chairman of the HumanResources Committee and is the Boardrepresentative on the Enterprise RiskManagement Committee.Mr Williamson is a Workplace RelationsLawyer and is the founder and co-owner ofthe specialist law firm “Workplace Law”, whichdeals with all aspects of workplace law andspecialises in acting for employers. He holds aDiploma in Law (SAB, 1981) and a MastersDegree in Commerce, (Deakin 1992).In 1994, Mr Williamson was one of the firstfive solicitors in NSW to become anAccredited Specialist in Employment &Industrial Law with the Law Society of NSW.Company SecretaryThe following person held the position ofcompany secretary at the end of the financialyear:ANTHONY CANNONBA (Econ), FCIS, CPA, MAICD, M. Mgt,M. Bus LawMr Cannon has been employed by TheSpastic Centre since 1988 as GeneralManager – Corporate Services.In 1996 Mr Cannon was also appointedCompany Secretary. He is also Secretary to allBoard Committees.The Directors in office at the date of thisreport are:Mr C. BeckettDr N. BestMr M. B. BryantProf. R. MillerMr J. MorganMs M. NoortMrs M. A. Thornton AMDr R. WayMr P. WhitfieldMr B. Williamsonthe spastic centre 31


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005DIRECTORS’ REPORTBOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETINGSThe number of Directors' meetings (including meetings of Committees of Directors) and number of meetings attended by each of the Directors ofthe Company during the financial year are:Board of Finance & Human Services Fundraising Property & Research EthicsDirectors' Audit Resources Committee Committee Equipment Committee CommitteeMeetings Committee Committee Meetings Meetings Committee Meetings Meetings ***Meetings Meetings MeetingsBoard Members Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number Number NumberEligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attended Eligible attendedto attend to attend to attend to attend to attend to attend to attend to attendMr C. Beckett * 10 9 3 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 2 2Dr N. Best ** 10 7 3 1 2 2Mr M. B. Bryant 10 9 3 3 2 2 3 3Prof. R. Miller # 9 7 2 2 2 2 2 1Mr J. Morgan # 8 6 3 2Ms M. Noort 10 8 3 2 3 2 1 1Mrs M.A. Thornton AM 10 10 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3Dr R. Way # 5 5 1 1 3 3Mr P. Whitfield 10 9 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3Mr B. Williamson 10 9 2 2* Elected to the Research Committee and Ethics Committee from 8 December 2004** Elected to the Research Committee from 8 December 2004# Denotes approved leave of absence from Board and Committee duties*** The business of the Ethics Committee is conducted predominantly by email. Details of such “electronic meetings” are not shown.COMMITTEES OF THE BOARDThe Board of The Spastic Centre operatesthrough seven standing committees withdelegated authority and defined terms ofreference. The Committees meet throughoutthe year as the business of each Committeenecessitates.The agenda for Committee meetings isprepared in conjunction with the Chairman ofthe relevant Committee. Papers andsubmissions are distributed to Committeemembers in advance and each Committee isfree to invite members of management orothers to attend meetings and take externaladvice, as and when considered appropriate.The purpose and function of theseCommittees are described below.FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEEThe Finance and Audit Committee enhancesthe credibility, objectivity and accountability ofThe Spastic Centre by assisting the Board indischarging its responsibilities in relation tofinancial management, monitoring andcontrolling risk, internal control systems andreporting financial information.The Committee also provides a forum forcommunication between the Board, seniorfinancial management and the externalauditors.HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEEThe Human Resources Committee advisesand makes recommendations to the Boardof Directors on the appointment andremuneration of senior management.The Committee also advises managementin the development, implementation andreview of policies in the Human Resourcesand Industrial Relations areas, includingany references from the Board in respect ofHuman Resources management and IndustrialRelations.SERVICES COMMITTEEThe Services Committee reviews, advises andmakes recommendations to the Board ofDirectors on the nature and scope of servicepractice and delivery within The SpasticCentre. The Committee also consults widelywith stakeholders with regard to effectiveservice delivery with a view to ensuring thatthe Board of Directors has a mechanismwhich can ensure that issues surrounding dutyof care, legal liability and service qualityconcerns are brought to its attention.32 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONFUNDRAISING COMMITTEEThe Fundraising Committee identifies potentialopportunities for increasing funds from bothexisting and new fundraising programs.The Committee also advises and makesrecommendations on the financial viability,ethics and legal aspects of existing andproposed fundraising programs.PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT COMMITTEEThe Property and Equipment Committeeoversees the effective management of theuse, and potential use, of the land, buildingsand equipment for which The Spastic Centrehas title and/or trusteeship. The Committeealso provides a mechanism whereby adviceand representations in respect of land,buildings and items of equipment used byThe Spastic Centre can be evaluated prior torecommendation to the Board.RESEARCH COMMITTEEThe Research Committee reviews all initiativesin respect of soliciting appropriate researchproposals, particularly in areas approved bythe Board to have a high priority. TheCommittee also considers all submissionsregarding appropriate research and makesrecommendation for approval, whereappropriate, to the Ethics Committee.ETHICS COMMITTEEThe Ethics Committee provides independentscrutiny of all research proposals in order toensure that the designated procedures satisfythe requirements of ethical treatment ofparticipants.The Committee makes recommendation tothe Board on all research proposals.GOVERNANCEThe Company and its controlled entitiesoperate as Companies limited by guarantee.The consolidated entity is governed byDirectors who must be members and who areelected by the members in a general meeting.The Articles of Association limit the number ofDirectors to a minimum of five and amaximum of ten. Half of the Directors retireseach year. Resolution requirements for generalmeetings are in accordance with CorporationsAct 2001. Any member of The Spastic Centreof New South Wales can stand for election ifcorrectly nominated.PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIESThe principal activities of the Company andits controlled entities are to provide access toa range of services and facilities to childrenand adults with cerebral palsy and theirfamilies in NSW and the ACT and, whereapplicable, to people with other disabilitieswho can benefit from the type of servicesoffered. There were no significant changes inthe nature of the activities of the consolidatedentity during the year.REVIEW AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONSThe operating surplus of the consolidatedentity for the financial year was $1,131,949(2003/2004 $3,124,041).STATE OF AFFAIRSIn the opinion of the Directors there were nosignificant changes in the state of affairs of theconsolidated entity that occurred during thefinancial year under review not otherwisedisclosed in this report or the financialstatements.ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONThe consolidated entity's operations are notsubject to any significant environmentalregulations under either Commonwealth orState legislation. However, the Board believesthat the consolidated entity has adequatesystems in place for the management of itsenvironmental requirements and is not awareof any breach of those environmentalrequirements as they apply to theconsolidated entity.EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO BALANCE DATEFor reporting periods beginning on or after1 July 2005, the consolidated entity mustcomply with Australian equivalents toInternational Financial Reporting Standards(AIFRS) as issued by the AustralianAccounting Board. The implementation planand potential impact of adopting AIFRS aredetailed in Note 34 to the financialstatements.Other than the matters discussed above,there has not arisen in the interval betweenthe end of the financial year and the date ofthis report any item, transaction or event of amaterial and unusual nature likely, in theopinion of the Directors of the Company, toaffect significantly the operations of theconsolidated entity, the results of thoseoperations, or the state of affairs of theconsolidated entity, in future financial years.DIVIDENDSThe Company and its controlled entities beingcompanies limited by guarantee are prohibitedby their Memorandum of Associations frompaying dividends.LIKELY DEVELOPMENTSThe Directors do not believe that there will beany material changes in the operations of theconsolidated entity for the next twelve months.AUTHORITY TO FUNDRAISE (CFN 10943)The Spastic Centre of New South Wales hasbeen granted authority to raise funds underthe provisions of section 16 of the CharitableFundraising Act, 1991. That authority remainsin force until 1 September 2009.TAX DEDUCTIBILITY OF DONATIONSThe Spastic Centre and its controlled entitiesare public benevolent institutions as defined inthe Income Tax Assessment Act. Donationsof $2.00 or more are tax deductible inAustralia.DIRECTORS' BENEFITSThe remuneration of Directors is disclosed inNote 25 in the Financial Statements. OneDirector, Mr J. Morgan, receives remunerationin his capacity as an employee of theCompany. Since the end of the previousfinancial year no other Director received orbecame entitled to receive remuneration.The Board members of The Spastic Centreprovide their time and expertise on an entirelyvoluntary basis and receive no fees, salariesor benefits for the work they undertake onbehalf of the Board.INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE OFDIRECTORS AND OFFICERSThe Company has paid a premium in respectof a contract insuring the directors, officers,company secretary and employees. TheDirectors have not disclosed the terms of thepolicy under which the said premium waspaid, or the identity of the insurer of any limitof liability as such disclosure is prohibitedunder the terms of the insurance contract.AUDITORKPMG continues in office in accordance withthe Corporations Act 2001.MEMBERSAs at 30 June 2005 there were 540 members(2004: 630 members) of the Company.LEAD AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATIONThe Lead Auditor’s Independence Declarationrequired by Section 307C of the CorporationsAct 2001, is set out on page 34 and formspart of the Directors’ Report for the yearended 30 June 2005.Dated at Sydney this 4 October 2005.Signed in accordance with a resolution of theBoard of Directors.M. A. Thornton, AM – DirectorM. B. Bryant – Directorthe spastic centre 33


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005LEAD AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCEDECLARATION UNDER SECTION 307COF THE CORPORATION ACT 2001To:The Directors of The Spastic Centre of New South WalesI declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, in relation to the audit for the financial year ended30 June 2005 there have been:(i)(ii)no contraventions of the auditor independence requirements as set out in the CorporationsAct 2001 in relation to the audit; andno contraventions of any applicable code of professional conduct in relation to the audit.KPMGR. M. Amos – PartnerSydney Date: 4 October, 200534 the spastic centre


DIRECTORS’ REPORTDECLARATION BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER INRESPECT OF FUNDRAISING APPEALS2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONI, Rob White, Chief Executive Officer of The Spastic Centre of New South Wales, declare in myopinion:(a) the financial statements give a true and fair view of all income and expenditure of The SpasticCentre of New South Wales with respect to fundraising appeal activities for the financial yearended 30 June 2005;(b) the statement of financial position gives a true and fair view of the state of affairs with respectto fundraising appeal activities as at 30 June 2005;(c) the provisions of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 and Regulations and the conditionsattached to the authority have been complied with during the period from 1 July 2004 to 30June 2005; and(d) the internal controls exercised by The Spastic Centre of New South Wales are appropriateand effective in accounting for all income received and applied from any fundraising appeals.Dated at Sydney this 4 October 2005.Rob WhiteChief Executive Officer, The Spastic CentreRob WhiteCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERDIRECTORS’ DECLARATIONMarelle Thornton AMPresident of the The Spastic Centre & Chairman of the Board1. In the opinion of the Directors of The Spastic Centre of New South Wales:a. the financial statements and notes, set out on pages 37 to 56, are in accordance with theCorporations Act 2001, including:(i) giving a true and fair view of the financial position of The Spastic Centre of New SouthWales and consolidated entity as at 30 June 2005 and of their performance, asrepresented by the results of their operations and their cash flows, for the year endedon that date; and(ii) complying with Accounting Standards and the Corporations Regulations 2001; andb. there are reasonable grounds to believe that The Spastic Centre of New South Wales willbe able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable.2. There are reasonable grounds to believe that The Spastic Centre of New South Wales andthe subsidiaries identified in Note 33 will be able to meet any obligations or liabilities to whichthey are or may become subject by virtue of the Deed of Cross Guarantee between The SpasticCentre of New South Wales and those subsidiaries pursuant to ASIC Class Order 98/1418.Dated at Sydney this 4 October 2005.Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.Mark BryantVice President & Director of the The Spastic CentreM. A. Thornton, AM M. B. BryantDIRECTORDIRECTORthe spastic centre 35


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005AUDIT REPORTINDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OFTHE SPASTIC CENTRE OF NEW SOUTH WALESPursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 andCharitable Fundraising (NSW) Act 1991 andRegulationsSCOPEWe have audited the financial report of TheSpastic Centre of New South Wales for thefinancial year ended 30 June 2005, consistingof the statements of financial performance,statements of financial position, statements ofcash flows, accompanying notes 1 to 35 andthe directors' declaration set out on pages 37to 56. The financial report includes theconsolidated financial statements of theconsolidated entity, comprising the Companyand the entities it controlled at the end of theyear and from time to time during the financialyear. The company’s directors are responsiblefor the financial report. We have conducted anindependent audit of the financial report inorder to express an opinion on it to themembers of the Company.Our audit has been conducted inaccordance with Australian AuditingStandards to provide reasonable assuranceas to whether the financial report is free ofmaterial misstatement. Our proceduresincluded examination, on a test basis, ofevidence supporting the amounts and otherdisclosures in the financial report, and theevaluation of accounting policies andsignificant accounting estimates.These procedures have been undertaken toform an opinion whether, in all materialrespects, the financial report is presented fairlyin accordance with Accounting Standards,other mandatory professional reportingrequirements in Australia and statutoryrequirements so as to present a view which isconsistent with our understanding of thecompany's financial position, andperformance as represented by the results ofits operations and its cash flows.The audit opinion expressed in this reportpursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 hasbeen formed on the above basis.ADDITIONAL SCOPE PURSUANT TO THECHARITABLE FUNDRAISING (NSW) ACT 1991In addition, our audit report has also beenprepared for the members of the Company inaccordance with Section 24(2) of theCharitable Fundraising (NSW) Act 1991.Accordingly we have performed additionalwork beyond that which is performed in ourcapacity as auditors pursuant to theCorporations Act 2001. These additionalprocedures included obtaining anunderstanding of the internal control structurefor fundraising appeal activities andexamination, on a test basis, of evidencesupporting compliance with the accountingand associated record keeping requirementsfor fundraising appeal activities pursuant tothe Charitable Fundraising (NSW) Act 1991and Regulations.It should be noted that the accountingrecords and data relied upon for reporting onfundraising appeal activities are notcontinuously audited and do not necessarilyreflect after the event accounting adjustmentsand the normal year end financial adjustmentsfor such matters as accruals, prepayments,provisioning and valuations necessary for yearend financial report preparation.The performance of our statutory auditincluded a review of internal controls for thepurpose of determining the appropriate auditprocedures to enable an opinion to beexpressed on the financial report. This reviewis not a comprehensive review of all thosesystems or of the system taken as a wholeand is not designed to uncover allweaknesses in those systems.The audit opinion expressed in this reportpursuant to the Charitable Fundraising (NSW)Act 1991 has been formed on the above basis.QUALIFICATIONFundraising appeals are a significant source ofrevenue for The Spastic Centre of New SouthWales. The Spastic Centre of New SouthWales has determined that it is impracticableto establish controls over the collection offundraising revenue prior to entry into itsfinancial records. Accordingly, as the evidenceavailable to us regarding revenue from thissource was limited, our audit procedures withrespect to fundraising revenue had to berestricted to the amounts recorded in thefinancial records. We therefore are unable toexpress an opinion whether the fundraisingrevenue The Spastic Centre of New SouthWales obtained is complete.In respect of the qualification however,based on our understanding of the internalcontrols, nothing has come to our attentionwhich would cause us to believe that theinternal controls over revenue from fundraisingappeal activities by the Company are notappropriate given the size and nature of theCompany.QUALIFIED AUDIT OPINION PURSUANT TO THECORPORATIONS ACT 2001In our opinion, except for the effects on thefinancial report of such adjustments, if any, asmight have been required had the limitationreferred to in the qualification paragraph notexisted, the financial report of The Spastic Centreof New South Wales is in accordance with:(a) The Corporations Act 2001, including:(i) giving a true and fair view of theCompany’s financial position as at 30June 2005 and of its performance forthe year ended on that date; and(ii) complying with Accounting Standardsin Australia and the CorporationsRegulations 2001; and(b) other mandatory professional reportingrequirements in Australia.QUALIFIED AUDIT OPINION PURSUANT TO THECHARITABLE FUNDRAISING (NSW) ACT 1991In our opinion, except for the effects on thefinancial report of such adjustments, if any, asmight have been required had the limitationreferred to in the qualification paragraph notexisted:(a) the financial report gives a true and fairview of the financial result of fundraisingappeal activities for the financial yearended 30 June 2005;(b) the financial report has been properlydrawn up, and the associated recordshave been properly kept for the periodfrom 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005, inaccordance with the CharitableFundraising (NSW) Act 1991 andRegulations;(c) money received as a result of fundraisingappeal activities conducted during theperiod from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005has been properly accounted for andapplied in accordance with the CharitableFundraising (NSW) Act 1991 andRegulations; and(d) there are reasonable grounds to believethat The Spastic Centre of New SouthWales will be able to pay its debts as andwhen they fall due.KPMGR. M. Amos – PartnerSydney Date: 4 October, 200536 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTSTATEMENTS OF FINANCIALPOSITION AS AT 30 JUNE 2005FINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004NOTES $ $ $ $CURRENT ASSETSCash assets 8 1,453,823 4,012,513 1,402,594 1,876,083Receivables 9 603,640 552,423 603,640 552,423Inventories 10 332,171 279,737 332,171 279,737Other financial assets 11 909,875 1,512,062 888,665 1,464,641Developed property held for resale 12 855,887 – 855,887 –TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 4,155,396 6,356,735 4,082,957 4,172,884NON-CURRENT ASSETSInvestments 13 11,784,312 8,372,691 5,527,665 5,272,531Property, plant and equipment 14 10,806,500 10,745,497 10,806,500 10,745,497Other financial assets 15 – – 2 2TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS 22,590,812 19,118,188 16,334,167 16,018,030TOTAL ASSETS 26,746,208 25,474,923 20,417,124 20,190,914CURRENT LIABILITIESPayables 16 3,483,505 3,313,961 6,003,084 5,659,425Provisions 17 3,515,499 3,272,385 1,429,402 1,383,5376,999,004 6,586,346 7,432,486 7,042,962NON-CURRENT LIABILITIESProvisions 19 677,017 601,109 240,283 124,282TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 677,017 601,109 240,283 124,282TOTAL LIABILITIES 7,676,021 7,187,455 7,672,769 7,167,244NET ASSETS 19,070,187 18,287,468 12,744,355 13,023,670MEMBERS' EQUITYGeneral funds 20 18,877,737 17,745,788 12,671,705 12,582,150Asset revaluation reserve 21 192,450 541,680 72,650 441,520TOTAL MEMBERS' EQUITY 19,070,187 18,287,468 12,744,355 13,023,670The STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION are to be read in conjunction with the NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS set out onpages 40 to 56.the spastic centre 37


2005 ANNUAL REPORTSTATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWSFOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005FINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004NOTES $ $ $ $CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIESCash receipts in the course of operations 48,160,639 48,550,988 48,135,526 48,550,988Cash payments in the course of operations (46,811,859) (47,803,794) (47,366,373) (49,808,820)Net cash provided by operating activities 31(b) 1,348,780 747,194 769,153 (1,257,832)CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIESInterest received and distributions from trusts 817,698 654,921 538,732 538,704Payments for property, plant and equipment (3,753,607) (4,784,063) (3,753,607) (4,784,063)Payments for non-current investments (11,662,265) (3,000,000) (5,495,591) –Payments for developed property held for resale (855,887) – (855,887) –Proceeds from sale of non-current investments 8,667,677 – 5,444,797 –Proceeds from sale of non-current assets 2,885,386 3,399,564 2,885,386 3,399,564Net cash used in investing activities (3,900,998) (3,729,578) (1,236,170) (845,795)CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIESRepayment of borrowings – (400,000) – (400,000)Borrowing costs 7 (6,472) (29,717) (6,472) (29,717)Net cash used in financing activities (6,472) (429,717) (6,472) (429,717)Net decrease in cash held (2,558,690) (3,412,101) (473,489) (2,533,344)Cash at the beginning of the financial year 4,012,513 7,424,614 1,876,083 4,409,427Cash at the end of the financial year 31(a) 1,453,823 4,012,513 1,402,594 1,876,083The STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS are to be read in conjunction with the NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS set out onpages 40 to 56.the spastic centre 39


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 20051 Statement of Significant Accounting Policies2 Change in Accounting Policy3 Segment Reporting4 Income Tax5 Revenue6 Remuneration of Auditors7 Surplus from ordinary activities8 Cash Assets9 Receivables10 Inventories11 Other Financial Assets12 Developed Property Held for Resale13 Investments-Non-Current14 Property, Plant and Equipment15 Other Financial Assets-Non-Current16 Payables17 Provisions-Current18 Interest Bearing Liabilities19 Provisions-Non-Current20 General Funds21 Asset Revaluation Reserve22 Capital and Leasing Commitments23 Contingent Liabilities24 Employee Entitlements25 Related Party Disclosures26 Members' Guarantee27 Company Name28 Controlled Entities29 Economic Dependency30 Additional Financial Instruments Disclosure31 Notes to the Statements of Cash Flows32 Fundraising Appeals Conducted During the Financial Period33 Deed of Cross Guarantee34 Impact of Adopting Australian Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards35 Events Subsequent to Balance Date40 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005FINANCIAL SECTION1. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTINGPOLICIESThe significant policies which have beenadopted in the preparation of thisfinancial report are:(a) Basis of preparationThe financial report is a general purposefinancial report which has been preparedin accordance with AccountingStandards, Urgent Issues GroupConsensus Views, other authoritativepronouncements of the AustralianAccounting Standards Board and theCorporations Act 2001.The financial report has been preparedon the basis of historical costs and,except where stated, does not take intoaccount changing money values or fairvalues of non-current assets.In the opinion of the Directors, havingregard to the not-for-profit nature of theconsolidated entity's business, the termsused in the prescribed format are notappropriate.The words "Operating Surplus/(Deficit)"have been substituted for the terms "NetProfit/(Loss)" in the prescribedstatements of financial performance.These accounting policies have beenconsistently applied and, except wherethere is a change in accounting policy,are consistent with those of the previousyear.(b) Principles of consolidationTransactions eliminated onconsolidationThe balances, and effects oftransactions, between controlled entitiesincluded in the consolidated financialstatements have been eliminated.Controlled entitiesOutside interests in the equity and resultsof the entities that are controlled by theCompany are shown as a separate itemin the consolidated financial statements.The financial statements of controlledentities are included from the datecontrol commenced or up to the datecontrol ceased.The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Pty Ltdacts as trustee for The Cerebral PalsyFoundation.(c) Non-current assetsNon-current assets are initially recorded(d)in the balance sheet at cost. The value ofin-kind donations is determined byindependent valuation at the time of thedonation of land and on completion ofbuilding works. This independentvaluation is considered to be the deemedcost of such donated assets.The carrying value of all non-currentassets is reviewed by the Directorsannually. If the carrying value exceeds theremaining service potential the asset iswritten down to the lower amount. Theservice potential is primarily related to theprovision of goods and services to adultsand children with cerebral palsy and theirfamilies within New South Wales and theAustralian Capital Territory.Certain non current assets have beenrevalued. Refer note 1(g) for therevaluation policy on land and buildingsand note 1(m) for the policy oninvestments.Revenue recognitionRevenues are recognised at the fair valueof the consideration received net of theamount of goods and services tax.Government grantsGrant revenue is matched againstexpenditure as it is incurred unless itrelates to specific items of capitalexpenditure in which case it isrecognised on receipt.Fundraising and bequestsDonations and bequests are accountedfor on a cash basis. Capitalised in-kinddonations are recognised at replacementvalue at time of receipt.Rendering of servicesRevenue from rendering of services isrecognised in the period in which theservice is provided, having regard to thestage of completion of the contract.Sale of goodsRevenue from the sale of goods isrecognised (net of returns, discounts andallowances) when control passes to thecustomer.Interest incomeInterest income is recognised as itaccrues.Asset saleThe gross proceeds of asset sales notoriginally purchased for the intention ofresale are included as revenue at the(e)(f)(g)date an unconditional contract of sale issigned. The gain or loss on disposal iscalculated as the difference between thecarrying amount of the asset at the timeof disposal and the net proceeds ondisposal.Other revenueOther revenue is recognised at time ofreceipt.InventoryInventories are valued at the lower ofcost and net realisable value. Cost isbased on the first-in first-out principleand includes expenditure incurred inacquiring the inventories and bringingthem to their present condition andlocation.Acquisitions of assetsAll assets acquired including property,plant and equipment are initially recordedat their cost of acquisition at the date ofacquisition, being the fair value of theconsideration provided plus incidentalcosts directly attributable to theacquisition.Expenditure is only recognised as anasset when the entity controls futureeconomic benefits as a result of costsincurred; it is probable that those futureeconomic benefits will eventuate and thecosts can be measured reliably.Costs incurred on assets subsequent toinitial acquisition are capitalised when it isprobable that future economic benefits inexcess of the originally assessedperformance of the asset will flow to theconsolidated entity in future years. Coststhat do not meet the criteria forcapitalisation are expensed as incurred.Recoverable amount of non-currentassets valued on cost basisThe carrying amounts of non-currentassets valued on the cost basis arereviewed to determine whether they arein excess of their recoverable amount atbalance date. If the carrying amount of anon-current asset exceeds itsrecoverable amount, the asset is writtendown to the lower amount.The write-down is recognised as anexpense in the net surplus or deficit inthe reporting period in which it occurs.In assessing recoverable amounts ofnon-current assets the relevant cashflows have not been discounted to theirthe spastic centre 41


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005(h)(i)(j)present value, except where specificallystated.Land and buildings are independentlyvalued every three years. Assets arerecorded at cost. Where the carryingamount exceeds valuation the excess istaken as a charge to the statement offinancial performance.Depreciation and amortisationItems of property, plant and equipment,including buildings, leaseholdimprovements and motor vehicles, butexcluding freehold land, aredepreciated/amortised over theirestimated useful lives using the straightline method. Assets are depreciated/amortised from the date of acquisition.In respect of assets under constructiondepreciation/amortisation commencesfrom the date the asset is ready for use.Depreciation/amortisation rates used foreach class of asset, for the current andprevious years, are as follows:Property, plant and equipment2005 2004Buildings 4% 4%Crown Land Improvements 4% 4%Plant and equipment 15-25% 15-25%Motor Vehicles 15-20% 15-20%Depreciation/amortisation rates andmethods are reviewed annually forappropriateness.Leased assetsLeases under which the Company or itscontrolled entities assume substantiallyall the risks and benefits of ownership areclassified as finance leases. Other leasesare classified as operating leases.Payments made under operating leasesare charged against profits on a straightline basis over the lease term exceptwhere an alternative basis is morerepresentative of the pattern of benefitsto be derived from the leased property.Employee entitlementsWages, salaries and annual leaveLiabilities for employee benefits forwages, salaries and annual leaveexpected to be settled within 12 monthsof the year-end, represent presentobligations resulting from employees'services provided to reporting date,calculated at undiscounted amountsbased on remuneration wage and salaryrates that the consolidated entity expectsto pay as at reporting date includingrelated on-costs.Long service leaveThe provision for employee benefits tolong service leave represents the presentvalue of estimated future cash outflowsto be made resulting from employees'services provided to reporting date.The provision is calculated usingexpected future increases in wages andsalary rates including related on-costsand expected settlement dates based onturnover history.(k) ReceivablesTrade debtors to be settled within 30days are carried at amounts due. Thecollectability of debts is assessed atbalance date.A provision is made for any doubtfuldebts based on a review of alloutstanding amounts at year-end. Baddebts are written off during the period inwhich they are identified.(l) PayablesLiabilities are recognised for amounts tobe paid in the future for goods orservices received.Trade creditors are normally settled withinnormal trading terms.(m) Non-current investmentsNon-current investments are shown atfair value, being quoted market prices atreporting date.Where the market value is higher thanthe cost of the investment the differenceis recorded in the Asset RevaluationReserve. Any subsequent decrease inthe market valuation of the non-currentinvestment is applied to the AssetRevaluation Reserve to the extent that itreverses the original increment.Additional decrements are taken to thestatement of financial performance.(n) Volunteer workersNo monetary value has been attributedto the valuable services provided by themany volunteer workers.(o) Government capital subsidies/Donations for specific capitalexpenditureAll government grants of a capital natureare taken up in the statement of financialperformance when the consolidatedentity gains control of the contribution.(p) Goods and services taxRevenues, expenses and assets arerecognised net of the amount of goodsand services tax (GST) except where theamount of GST incurred is notrecoverable from the Australian TaxationOffice (ATO).In these circumstances the GST isrecognised as part of the cost ofacquisition of the asset or as part of anitem of the expense.Receivables and payables are stated withthe amount of GST included.The net amount of GST recoverablefrom, or payable to, the ATO is includedas a current asset or liability in thestatement of financial position.Cash flows are included in the statementof cash flows on a gross basis. The GSTcomponent of cash flows arising frominvesting and financing activities whichare recoverable from, or payable to, theATO is classified as operating cash flows.(q) Borrowing costsBorrowing costs represent interestrelating to interest-bearing liabilities andbank overdraft. Borrowing costs areexpensed as incurred.(r) Interest-bearing liabilityLoans are recognised at their principalamount. Interest is expensed at thecontracted rate and paid in accordancewith the loan agreement.2. CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING POLICYThere have been no changes inaccounting policies during the year.3. SEGMENT REPORTINGThe consolidated entity operatespredominantly in one industry. Theprincipal activities are to provide accessto a range of services and facilities tochildren and adults with cerebral palsyand their families in NSW and the ACTand, where applicable, to other peoplewith disabilities who can benefit from thetype of services offered.42 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $4. INCOME TAXNo income tax is payable by the consolidated entity asSection 50-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 exemptsrecognised Charitable Institutions from income tax.5. REVENUERevenue from operating activitiesGovernment grants and subsidies 31,663,247 30,506,334 31,663,247 30,506,334Fundraising and bequests 7,975,261 10,612,354 7,975,261 10,612,354Rendering of Services 3,336,078 3,725,850 3,308,110 3,725,850Sale of goods 655,849 731,180 655,849 731,180Interest received or receivable and distributions from trusts 713,852 692,915 463,950 533,025Total revenue from operating activities 44,344,287 46,268,633 44,066,417 46,108,743Revenue from sale of non-current investmentsProceeds from sale of non-current investments 8,667,677 – 5,444,797 –Other revenueRental Income 533,873 535,474 533,873 535,474Gross proceeds from sale of non-current assets 2,885,386 3,399,563 2,885,386 3,399,563Total other revenue 3,419,259 3,935,037 3,419,259 3,935,037TOTAL REVENUE 56,431,223 50,203,670 52,930,473 50,043,780Significant revenues and expensesThe following significant items are relevant in explaining thefinancial position:Proceeds from sale of non-current investments 8,667,677 – 5,444,797 –Carrying value of non-current investments sold (7,901,414) – (4,871,587) –Net gain on disposal 766,263 – 573,210 –The following Government support is included underGovernment grants and subsidies:Commonwealth GovernmentDepartment of Family and Community Services 4,578,266 4,435,004 4,578,266 4,435,004NSW GovernmentDepartment of Ageing, Disability and Home Care 26,198,844 25,300,320 26,198,844 25,300,320Health Department 490,295 462,951 490,295 462,951Department of Education and Training 395,842 308,059 395,842 308,05927,084,981 26,071,330 27,084,981 26,071,330Total Government support 31,663,247 30,506,334 31,663,247 30,506,334the spastic centre 43


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005CONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $6. REMUNERATION OF AUDITORSAudit services:Auditors of the Company – KPMG AustraliaAudit and review of the financial report 50,200 44,500 50,200 44,500Other audit services 20,200 16,400 20,200 16,40070,400 60,900 70,400 60,900Other services – 3,775 – 3,77570,400 64,675 70,400 64,6757. SURPLUS FROM ORDINARY ACTIVITIESSurplus from ordinary activities has been arrived at aftercharging/(crediting) the following items:Amortisation and depreciation of:Property, plant and equipment 1,089,803 1,015,227 1,089,803 1,015,227Bad and doubtful debts 24,175 7,282 24,175 7,282Net expense from movements in provision for:Employee benefits 2,463,741 2,318,642 742,928 675,936Doubtful debts 2,723 1,397 2,723 1,397Rental expense on operating leases 1,691,753 1,565,286 1,691,753 1,565,286Borrowing costs 6,472 29,717 6,472 29,717Profit on sale of property, plant and equipment (282,585) (333,136) (282,585) (333,136)Capital gain on sale of non-current investments (766,263) – (573,210) –Donation to Foundation – – 600,000 2,000,000During the year The Spastic Centre made a donation toThe Cerebral Palsy Foundation of $600,000 (2004:$2,000,000).The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is wholly controlled byThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales, and acts as afundraising vehicle to support the activities of The Centre.CURRENT ASSETS8. CASH ASSETSCash 180,871 655,967 177,594 576,083Bank short-term deposits at call and paying interest at aweighted average interest rate of 5.08% (2004: 4.78%). 1,272,952 3,356,546 1,225,000 1,300,0001,453,823 4,012,513 1,402,594 1,876,08344 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $9. RECEIVABLESTrade debtors 647,120 593,180 647,120 593,180Doubtful debts (43,480) (40,757) (43,480) (40,757)603,640 552,423 603,640 552,42310. INVENTORIESNon-manufacturing stores 332,171 279,737 332,171 279,73711. OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETSOther debtors and prepayments 863,153 1,361,494 860,300 1,361,494Accrued interest receivable 46,722 150,568 28,365 103,147909,875 1,512,062 888,665 1,464,64112. DEVELOPED PROPERTY HELD FOR RESALEDeveloped property held for resale 855,887 – 855,887 –NON-CURRENT ASSETS13. INVESTMENTSBT Wholesale Conservative Outlook Fund – 1,563,141 – 1,563,141ING Wholesale Capital Stable Trust – 1,450,990 – 1,450,990Credit Suisse Capital Stable Fund – 1,527,164 – 1,527,164Zurich Investments Capital Stable Blended – 731,236 – 731,236Perpetual Wholesale Funds – 451,050 – –Dimensional Australia Limited – 1,495,391 – –Vanguard Investments – 1,153,719 – –Macquarie Private Portfolio Management Limited 11,784,312 – 5,527,665 –11,784,312 8,372,691 5,527,665 5,272,531Investments are carried at market value as determined andconfirmed by the above financial institutions as at 30 June.Macquarie Private Portfolio Management Limited invests fundson behalf of the consolidated entity in Australian shares,property trusts and investment trusts.the spastic centre 45


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005CONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $14. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENTFreehold land – at cost 2,899,893 2,759,893 2,899,893 2,759,8932,899,893 2,759,893 2,899,893 2,759,893Buildings – at cost 5,275,916 5,275,916 5,275,916 5,275,916Accumulated depreciation (1,677,397) (1,466,360) (1,677,397) (1,466,360)3,598,519 3,809,556 3,598,519 3,809,556Improvements to Crown land – at cost 3,165,182 3,165,182 3,165,182 3,165,182Accumulated amortisation (2,278,931) (2,152,324) (2,278,931) (2,152,324)886,251 1,012,858 886,251 1,012,858Plant and equipment – at cost 731,668 1,004,510 731,668 1,004,510Accumulated depreciation (655,305) (909,731) (655,305) (909,731)76,363 94,779 76,363 94,779Motor vehicles – at cost 3,722,167 3,541,697 3,722,167 3,541,697Accumulated depreciation (692,933) (473,286) (692,933) (473,286)3,029,234 3,068,411 3,029,234 3,068,411Capital works in progress - buildings at cost 316,240 – 316,240 –TOTAL WRITTEN DOWN VALUE 10,806,500 10,745,497 10,806,500 10,745,497ReconciliationsReconciliations of the carrying amounts for each class ofproperty, plant and equipment are set out below:Freehold landCarrying amount at beginning of year 2,759,893 2,759,893 2,759,893 2,759,893Additions 140,000 – 140,000 –Carrying amount at end of year 2,899,893 2,759,893 2,899,893 2,759,893BuildingsCarrying amount at beginning of year 3,809,556 3,459,230 3,809,556 3,459,230Additions – 539,772 – 539,772Depreciation (211,037) (189,446) (211,037) (189,446)Carrying amount at end of year 3,598,519 3,809,556 3,598,519 3,809,55646 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $14. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (CONTINUED)Improvements to Crown LandCarrying amount at beginning of year 1,012,858 1,139,466 1,012,858 1,139,466Amortisation (126,607) (126,608) (126,607) (126,608)Carrying amount at end of year 886,251 1,012,858 886,251 1,012,858Plant and equipmentCarrying amount at beginning of year 94,779 64,079 94,779 64,079Additions 22,534 56,244 22,534 56,244Disposals (5,904) – (5,904) –Depreciation (35,046) (25,544) (35,046) (25,544)Carrying amount at end of year 76,363 94,779 76,363 94,779Motor vehiclesCarrying amount at beginning of year 3,068,411 2,833,821 3,068,411 2,833,821Additions 3,274,834 3,974,647 3,274,834 3,974,647Disposals (2,596,898) (3,066,428) (2,596,898) (3,066,428)Depreciation (717,113) (673,629) (717,113) (673,629)Carrying amount at end of year 3,029,234 3,068,411 3,029,234 3,068,411Capital works in progress – BuildingsCarrying amount at beginning of year – – – –Carrying amount at end of year 316,240 – 316,240 –Independent valuations in 2005, 2004 and 2003 of land andbuildings were carried out by G. G. Fitzsimmons FAPI ofGeoff Fitzsimmons & Associates Pty Ltd on the basis of currentand future usage.the spastic centre 47


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 200514. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (CONTINUED)The following table lists all land and buildings owned by the consolidated entity and the date of the most recent valuation. As land andbuildings are recorded at cost the valuations have not been brought to account.CarryingAmount Market Date of30 JUNE 2005 Value ValuationFreehold LandPrairiewood 525,000 1,050,000 2005Wallsend – 9 Iranda Grove 60,000 175,000 2005Wallsend – 11 Iranda Grove 60,000 175,000 2005Moruya 140,000 140,000 2005Newcastle 26,000 190,000 2005Wagga 115,000 115,000 2004Nowra 98,400 98,400 2004Sefton 260,000 320,000 2004Brookvale 515,500 860,000 2004St Ives 6 Stanley Street 924,993 1,900,000 2004Dee Why 175,000 500,000 20032,899,893Written DownValue Market Date of30 June 2005 Value ValuationBuildingsPrairiewood 1,288,307 3,675,000 2005Wallsend – 9 Iranda Grove 160,183 265,000 2005Wallsend – 11 Iranda Grove 160,183 265,000 2005Newcastle 183,053 910,000 2005Wagga 211,200 220,000 2004Nowra 306,981 319,772 2004Sefton 169,910 180,000 2004Brookvale 367,172 600,000 2004Chester Hill 150,000 490,000 2004St Ives 6 Stanley Street 61,731 100,000 2004Dee Why 88,480 250,000 2003St Ives 349 Mona Vale Road 170,000 350,000 2003The Thornton Centre (VB Lifestyles) 281,319 634,000 20033,598,519Improvements to Crown LandImprovements to Crown Land 886,251 3,455,000 2003Improvements to Crown Land are buildings at Allambie which include McLeod House, Venee Burges House, cottages, Hydrotherapy Pool,workshop and garage and renovations at WC Allen.The State and Commonwealth Governments have interests in particular properties held by the consolidated entity for which they have madegrants to assist acquisition. It is not their present intention to seek a refund of their interest in those assets in the event of a sale provided thefunds are utilised in a way approved by them. It is the Directors' intention that such funds be utilised in a way approved by the State orCommonwealth Government.48 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $15. OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETSInvestments in controlled entities – – 2 2CURRENT LIABILITIES16. PAYABLESTrade creditors 1,703,031 2,194,640 1,703,031 2,194,640Government funding received in advance 98,644 18,215 98,644 18,215Other creditors and accruals 1,681,830 1,101,106 1,482,331 1,131,216Loans to controlled entities – – 2,719,078 2,315,3543,483,505 3,313,961 6,003,084 5,659,42517. PROVISIONSEmployee benefits 3,515,499 3,272,385 1,429,402 1,383,537NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES18. INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIESFinancing arrangementsThe consolidated entity has access to the following lines of credit:Total facilities available:Bank overdraft 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000Facilities utilised at balance dateBank overdraft – – – –– – – –Facilities not utilised at balance dateBank overdraft 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000The bank overdraft facility is secured by a floating charge overthe assets of the consolidated entity.The weighted average interest rate for the overdraft as at30 June 2005 is 9.28% (2004: 8.95%).19. PROVISIONSEmployee benefits 677,017 601,109 240,283 124,28220. GENERAL FUNDSGeneral funds at beginning of year 17,745,788 14,621,747 12,582,150 11,617,999Operating surplus for the year 1,131,949 3,124,041 89,555 964,151General funds at end of year 18,877,737 17,745,788 12,671,705 12,582,150the spastic centre 49


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005CONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $21. ASSET REVALUATION RESERVERevaluation of non-current investments 192,450 541,680 72,650 441,520Movements during the yearBalance at beginning of year 541,680 – 441,520 –Revaluation increment/(decrement)on non-current investments 192,450 541,680 72,650 441,520Less:Prior year revaluation increment realised on redemptionof non-current investments (541,680) – (441,520) –192,450 541,680 72,650 441,520Non-current investments have been revalued to currentmarket value at 30 June 2005.(Refer note 13).22. CAPITAL AND LEASING COMMITMENTSNon-cancellable operating lease expense commitmentsFuture operating lease commitments not providedfor in the financial statements and payable:– not later than one year 1,269,103 1,461,762 1,269,103 1,461,762– later than one year but not later than five years 1,095,574 1,833,160 1,095,574 1,833,1602,364,677 3,294,922 2,364,677 3,294,92223. CONTINGENT LIABILITIESThe details and estimated maximum amounts of contingentliabilities, classified according to the party from whom thecontingent liability arises, are set out below. The Directors are notaware of any circumstance or information which would lead themto believe that these liabilities will crystallise and consequently noprovisions are included in the financial statements in respect ofthese matters.Autopay Facility 1,055,877 1,055,877 1,055,877 1,055,877Permanent Trustee Australia – Spring St Chatswood 17,027 – 17,027 –Australian Postal Corporation 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000Jode Pty Ltd ATF Wetherill Park Unit Trust 32,122 32,122 32,122 32,1221,145,026 1,127,999 1,145,026 1,127,999The consolidated entity's bank guarantee facility has a maximumlimit of $1,150,000 (2004: $1,150,000) of which $1,145,026(2004: $1,127,999) was utilised.50 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004$ $ $ $24. EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENTSAggregate liability for employee entitlements,including on-costsCurrent 3,515,499 3,272,385 1,429,402 1,383,537Non-current 677,017 601,109 240,283 124,2824,192,516 3,873,494 1,669,685 1,507,819Assumed rate of increase in wage and salary rates 3% 4% 3% 4%Number of employeesNumber of employees at year-end 870 857 336 342Superannuation CommitmentsThe Company and certain controlled entities contribute to two defined contribution employee superannuation plans (AMP CustomSuper andHESTA). The Company and its controlled entities have a legally enforceable obligation to contribute to the plans.25. RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURESDirectorsThe names of each person holding the position of Director of The Spastic Centre of New South Wales during the financial year are Mr C.Beckett, Dr N. Best, Mr M. B. Bryant, Professor R. Miller, Mr J. Morgan, Ms M. Noort, Mrs M. A. Thornton AM, Dr R. Way, Mr P. Whitfield andMr B. Williamson.Directors' IncomeThe number of Directors whose income from the Company orany related entity falls within the following bands:$0 9 9 9 9$10,000-$19,999 1 1 1 1Total income paid or payable, or otherwise made available,to all Directors of the Company and its controlled entitiesfrom the Company or any related party. 15,654 15,684 15,654 15,684Non-director related partiesThe only class of non-director related parties are wholly-owned controlled entities – See Note 28.TransactionsAll transactions with non-director related parties are on normal terms and conditions. The wholly-ownedcontrolled entities charge a management fee to the Company for salaries and wages incurred and paid aspart of their normal operations.Balances with entities within the wholly-owned groupThe aggregate amounts payable to wholly-owned controlled entities by the Company at balance date are:Other Payable 2,719,078 2,315,354Ultimate parent entityThe immediate parent entity and ultimate parent entity of the consolidated group is The Spastic Centre ofNew South Wales, a Company incorporated in New South Wales.the spastic centre 51


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 200526. MEMBERS' GUARANTEEAs a Company limited by guarantee in accordance with the Company's Memorandum and Articles of Association each member of theCompany has a maximum liability of $20 in the event of the Company being unable to meet its obligations as and when they fall due.As at 30 June 2005 there were 540 members (2004 : 630).27. COMPANY NAMEThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales and its controlled entities are incorporated and domiciled in Australia. The companies are limited byguarantee and exempted under Section 150 (1) of the Corporations Act 2001 from using the word "Limited".The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Pty Ltd has no such exemption.28. CONTROLLED ENTITIESParticulars in relation to controlled entitiesCONSOLIDATEDNameINTEREST HELD2005 2004Parent entity % %The Spastic Centre of New South WalesControlled entities subject to Cross GuaranteeThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Accommodation South 100 100The Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Accommodation North 100 100The Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Accommodation Hunter 100 100The Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Therapy Services 100 100The Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Community Access Service 100 100The Spastic Centre of New South Wales-Venee Burges House 100 100Controlled entities not subject to Cross GuaranteeThe Cerebral Palsy Institute 100 –The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Pty Ltd 100 100The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Pty Ltd acts as trustee for The Cerebral Palsy Foundation.The directors of The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Pty Ltd during the year were Mrs M. A. Thornton AM and Mr M. B. Bryant.Refer Note 33 for details of Deed of Cross Guarantee.29. ECONOMIC DEPENDENCYThe consolidated entity receives a significant portion of its operating revenue in the form of grants and tax concessions/exemptions from theCommonwealth and State Governments.30. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS DISCLOSUREThe consolidated entity is exposed to changes in interest rates and credit risks from its activities. The material financial instruments to which theconsolidated entity has exposure are:i) cash assetsii) trade debtors;iii) non-current investments.Interest rate riskDuring the year cash assets were deposited with recognised financial institutions. The weighted average interest receivable for the year was5.08% (2004: 4.78%).Credit riskCredit risk represents the loss that would be recognised if counterparties failed to perform as contracted. The credit risk on trade debtorswhich has been recognised in the statements of financial position, is the carrying amount, net of any provision for doubtful debts.Non-current investments include term deposits with recognised financial institutions and funds under external management by reputableorganisations.Net fair values of financial assets and liabilitiesThe balances of financial assets and liabilities have been stated at their net fair value.52 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTIONCONSOLIDATEDTHE COMPANY2005 2004 2005 2004NOTES $ $ $ $31. NOTES TO THE STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(a) Reconciliation of CashFor the purposes of the Statements of Cash Flows, cash includescash on hand and at bank and short-term deposits at call, net ofoutstanding bank overdrafts. Cash does not include non-currentinvestments . Cash at the end of the financial year as shown in theStatements of Cash Flows is reconciled to the related items in theStatements of Financial Position as follows:Cash assets 8 1,453,823 4,012,513 1,402,594 1,876,083Cash at the end of the financial year 1,453,823 4,012,513 1,402,594 1,876,083(b) Reconciliation of Operating surplus from ordinaryActivities to net cash provided by/(used in) operatingactivities:Operating surplus 1,131,949 3,124,041 89,555 964,151Add/(Less) items classified as investing/financing activities:Profit on sale of non-current assets 7 (282,585) (333,136) (282,585) (333,136)Capital gain from sale of non-current investments 7 (766,263) – (573,210) –Interest received and distributions from trusts 5 (713,852) (692,915) (463,950) (533,025)Interest paid 7 6,472 29,717 6,472 29,717Add non-cash items:Amortisation and depreciation 7 1,089,803 1,015,227 1,089,803 1,015,227Change in assets and liabilities:(Increase)/Decrease in trade debtors 9 (51,217) (99,203) (51,217) (99,203)(Increase)/Decrease in inventories 10 (52,434) (123,513) (52,434) (123,513)(Increase)/Decrease in other financial assets 11 498,341 (78,097) 501,194 (78,097)Increase/(Decrease) in payables 16 (491,609) (149,827) (491,609) (149,827)Increase/(Decrease) in government fundingreceived in advance 16 80,429 (530,448) 80,429 (530,448)Increase/(Decrease) in other creditors and accruals 16 580,724 (1,753,604) 754,839 (1,440,141)Increase/(Decrease) in employee provisions 17,19 319,022 338,952 161,866 20,463Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities 1,348,780 747,194 769,153 (1,257,832)the spastic centre 53


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2005CONSOLIDATED2005 2004$ $32. FUNDRAISING APPEALS CONDUCTED DURING THE FINANCIAL YEARInformation to be furnished under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991Fundraising appeals conducted during the financial year included mail appeals, telephone appeals, lotteries,money box collections, and various other fundraising projects and receiving of indirectly solicited donationsand unsolicited bequests.Results of fundraising appealsa) Gross proceeds from fundraising appeals 7,975,261 10,612,354Less: Direct costs of fundraising appeals 2,371,771 2,850,687Net surplus obtained from fundraising appeals 5,603,490 7,761,667b) Application of net surplus obtained from fundraising appealsDistributions (expenditure on direct services) 38,073,156 37,295,947Administration expenses 5,263,563 5,028,124Community education and information 1,689,370 1,904,87145,026,089 44,228,942Carrying value of non-current investments sold 7,901,414 –52,927,503 44,228,942c) The difference of $39,422,599 between the $5,603,490 surplus available from fundraising appealsconducted and total expenditure of $45,026,089 was provided from the following sources.Government grants and subsidies 31,663,247 30,506,334Rendering of Services 3,336,078 3,725,850Sale of goods 655,849 731,180Interest received or receivable 713,852 692,915Rental Income 533,873 535,474Other revenues from ordinary activities 2,519,700 275,52239,422,599 36,467,2752005 2005 2004 2004$ % $ %Total cost of fundraising/ 2,371,771 / 2,850,687 /gross income from fundraising 7,975,261 30 10,612,354 27Net surplus from fundraising/ 5,603,490 / 7,761,667 /gross income from fundraising 7,975,261 70 10,612,354 73Total cost of services/ 38,073,156 / 37,295,947 /total expenditure 45,026,089 85 44,228,942 84Total cost of services/ 38,073,156 / 37,295,947 /total income received 45,391,775 84 47,352,983 79Prior to 1 July 2005 the Company classified expenses for "community education and information" within"fundraising". During 2005, the Company has reviewed and altered its practices and is now classifyingexpenditures separately for "fundraising" and "community education and information".Comparative figures for 2004 have been restated to be consistent with the 2005 classification.54 the spastic centre


2005 ANNUAL REPORTFINANCIAL SECTION2005 2004$ $33. DEED OF CROSS GUARANTEEPursuant to ASIC Class Order 98/1418 (as amended) dated 13 August 1998 the wholly-owned subsidiaries listedbelow are relieved from the Corporations Act 2001 requirements for preparation, audit, and lodgement of financialreports, and Directors' report.It is a condition of the Class Order that the Company and each of the subsidiaries enter into a Deed Of CrossGuarantee. The effect of the Deed is that the Company guarantees to each creditor payment in full of any debt inthe event of winding up any of the subsidiaries under certain provisions of the Corporations Act 2001. If a windingup occurs under other provisions of the Act, the Company will only be liable in the event that after six months anycreditor has not been paid in full. The subsidiaries have also been given similar guarantees in the event that theCompany is wound up.The subsidiaries subject to the Deed are:The Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Accommodation SouthThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Accommodation NorthThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Accommodation HunterThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Therapy ServicesThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Community Access ServiceThe Spastic Centre of New South Wales – Venee Burges HouseThe consolidated statement of financial performance and consolidated statement of financial position,comprising the Company and subsidiaries that are party to the Deed, after eliminating all transactionsbetween parties to the Deed of Cross Guarantee, at 30 June 2005 is set out below.(i) Summarised statement of financial performanceOperating surplus 89,555 964,151General funds at beginning of the year 12,582,150 11,617,999General funds at end of the year 12,671,705 12,582,150(ii) Statement of financial positionCURRENT ASSETSCash 1,405,848 1,896,296Receivables 603,640 552,423Inventories 332,171 279,737Other 888,665 1,464,641Land held for resale 855,887 –TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 4,086,211 4,193,097NON-CURRENT ASSETSInvestments 5,527,665 5,272,531Property, plant and equipment 10,806,500 10,745,497TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS 16,334,165 16,018,028TOTAL ASSETS 20,420,376 20,211,125CURRENT LIABILITIESPayables 3,483,505 3,313,961Provisions 3,515,499 3,272,385TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 6,999,004 6,586,346NON-CURRENT LIABILITIESProvisions 677,017 601,109TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 677,017 601,109TOTAL LIABILITIES 7,676,021 7,187,455NET ASSETS 12,744,355 13,023,670MEMBERS' EQUITYGeneral funds 12,671,705 12,582,150Asset revaluation reserve 72,650 441,520TOTAL MEMBERS' EQUITY 12,744,355 13,023,670the spastic centre 55


FINANCIAL SECTIONANNUAL REPORT 2005FINANCIAL NOTESNOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 200534. IMPACT OF ADOPTING AUSTRALIAN EQUIVALENTS TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDSThe consolidated entity must comply with Australian equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards (AIFRS) for the reporting periodcommencing on or after 1 January 2005.This financial report has been prepared in accordance with Australian accounting standards and other financial reporting requirementsapplicable for the reporting period ended 30 June 2005.The expected impact of adopting AIFRS discussed in the note is based on work-in-progress of the AIFRS project team and may be subject tochange. In addition, certain choices of accounting policies and elections under AIFRS are still being analysed to determine the mostappropriate policy for the Company and consolidated entity. Further impacts of transition to AIFRS may be identified as the AIFRS project teamconclude the implementation project. Accordingly, the potential impacts dicussed below should not be regarded as a complete list of changesin accounting policies that will result from the transition to AIFRS. There can be no assurances that all significant impacts of the transition toAIFRS have been identified. The AIFRS project has not been finalised but is expected to be finalised by 30 June 2006.The Company has allocated internal resources to isolate key areas that will be impacted by the transition to AIFRS. Priority has been given toconsidering the preparation of an opening balance sheet in accordance with AASB equivalents to AIFRS in the future and is required when theCompany prepares its first fully AIFRS compliant financial report for the year ended 30 June 2006.Set out below are the key areas where accounting policies will change and may have an impact on the financial report of the Company.(a) financial instruments must be recognised in the statements of financial position and most financial assets must be carried at fair value.Assets such as trade debtors fall within the definition of financial instruments. At the date of this financial report, AIFRS are not expected tohave a material difference on the valuation of the financial instruments in this report.(b) changes in accounting policies will be recognised by restating comparatives rather than making current year adjustments with notedisclosure of prior year effects.AIFRS requires that entities complying with AIFRS for the first time also restate their comparative financial statements using all AIFRS except forIAS 32 Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation, IAS 39 Financial Instruments; Recognition and Measurement. This means that theCompany's opening AIFRS balance sheet will be a restated comparative balance sheet dated 1 July 2004. Most adjustments required ontransition to IFRS will be made, retrospectively, against general funds on 1 July 2004; however transitional adjustments relating to thosestandards where comparatives are not required will only be made at 1 July 2005.35. EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO BALANCE DATEThere has not arisen in the interval between the end of the financial year and the date of this report any item, transaction or event of a materialand unusual nature likely, in the opinion of the Directors of the Company, to affect significantly the operations of the consolidated entity, theresults of those operations, or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity, in future financial years.56 the spastic centre

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