April 12, 2018
Here are the answers to the questions you might have regarding the closure of the Foundation.
Why is the Luke Batty Foundation winding up?
In 2015, a year after her 11-year-old son, Luke, had been murdered by his own father, Rosie Batty established a foundation in his memory. Three years later, after hundreds of public speeches on family violence, meetings with government officials and media appearances, Rosie decided to step away from the intensity of the day-to-day commitments of the Foundation. As a result, it was decided to wind up the Luke Batty Foundation. You can read Rosie’s message here.
Can I still donate to the Foundation?
The Luke Batty Foundation is no longer accepting donations.
I donated to the Foundation this financial year. Will I get a tax statement?
Thank you very much for your support. We will be sending out the 2017-18 tax statements in the coming weeks.
I set up regular donations to the Foundation. What will happen to them?
Thank you for your generous support. The Luke Batty Foundation stopped processing existing recurring donations. We will be sending out the 2017-18 tax statements in the coming weeks.
I bequeathed money to the Foundation. Do I need to change my will?
Yes, you will need to change your will. We recommend that you get legal advice on how to do it.
Our company donates to the Foundation via workplace giving programme. Do we need to stop donations?
We have stopped receiving donations, including via workplace giving programmes. If you have further questions, we recommend that you speak to your payroll officer.
What will you do with surplus funds?
The surplus funds will be distributed to appropriate not-for-profit family violence initiatives in line with the constitution and purpose of the Foundation. The Foundation announced the details of the distribution ahead of the closure in an email to supporters that you can read here.
What will you do with the surplus assets of the Foundation?
The surplus assets of the Foundation will be distributed to appropriate not-for-profit family violence initiatives in line with the constitution and purpose of the Foundation.
Will the Foundation’s final financial report be publicly available?
Yes, the Foundation’s final financial report will be lodged with the appropriate authorities.
I supported the Foundation’s Never Alone campaign. What will happen to my personal data once the Foundation closes?
Your personal data will be destroyed in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).