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|Established||4 July 2000|
Operating since 4 July 2000
|Services||Building support for the UN's Refugee Agency|
The organisation raises funds for international humanitarian programs supporting refugees and other displaced or stateless people, and undertakes activities to raise public awareness of the plight of refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.
From an income of $100,000 in the first year of fundraising, the organisation raised $6.6 million in 2008. The most recent Annual Information Statement reported to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission reports a total annual income of $41,510,916.
High profile special representatives of Australia for UNHCR include Australian stage, film and theatre actor Marta Dusseldorp, actor and author Carina Hoang, cricketer Ian Chappell and comedian and actor Jane Turner.
The founding patron of Australia for UNHCR was former Nationals leader and deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who was followed by former Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce. The current Patron is John W.H. Denton AO.
Members of the Board of Directors include former CEO of First State Super Michael Dwyer, Chief Technology Officer for The Iconic Zoe Ghani, former ABC News (Australia) executive Kate Dundas, Microsoft Australia executive Lynn Dang, Rick Millen and sports administrator John Boultbee (sport administrator).
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