Australia-India Council (AIC)

AIC - Annual Report 1998-1999 Introduction | Chairman's message | Board members | Mission statement, aims and objectives

Activities
Funding application process | Australian studies | Commerce | Education | Indian studies | Institutional and professional links | International relations | Performing and visual arts | Print and electronic media and film | Public awareness | Science and technology | Sport

Administrative overview | Appendix: Australia-India Council Trust Account Financial Statements 1998-99

Appendix

Australia–India Council Trust Account Financial Statements 1998–99

Program expenditure

($)

Australian studies

Prof Peter Reeves, Curtin University: Australian studies strategy, stage one 5 000
Dr Frances de Groen, University of Western Sydney: participation of Prof CT Indra, University of Madras, in conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sydney, and visits to Australian studies facilities in Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth, July to October 1999 5 000
The Asialink Centre: literature residency, India, 2000 7 000
 Subtotal      17 000

Commerce

Australia–India Business Council: Australia–India Business Exchange Program, 1998–99   33 000
Australia–India Business Council: advertising for Australia–India Business Exchange Program, 1999–2000   5 000
 Subtotal      38 000

Education

Asia Education Foundation: Australia–India and India–Australia teacher exchange program, 1998–99   40 000
Prof Greg Bailey, La Trobe University: development of Year 12 Hindi syllabus for Australian schools   25 000
 Subtotal      65 000

Indian studies

South Asian Studies Association: lecture tour by Professor Ravinder Kumar, Sydney, Armidale, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, September to October 1998   4 516
Dr Jim Massellos, University of Sydney: participation of Prof AR Kulkarni and Prof Meera Kosambi in Eighth International Maharashtra Conference, Sydney, January 1999   6 800
Institute of Postcolonial Studies: visit of Prof Ashis Nandy to Melbourne, March 1999   2 310
Sydney Writers’ Festival: participation of Ms Ruchira Mukherjee, May 1999   2 000
Dr Auriol Weigold, University of Canberra: participation of Prof P Patnaik, Prof CD Wadhva and Prof SK Sareen in Midnight to Millennium conference, Canberra, July 1999   7 493
Melbourne Writers’ Festival: participation of Ms Chitra Divakaruni and Mr Raj Kamal Jha, August 1999   5 450
National Centre for South Asian Studies: participation of Australian students in Annual Undergraduate Economics Convention, Mumbai, December 1999   14 300
Adelaide Festival: participation of Mr Amit Chaudhuri in Adelaide Festival Writers’ Week, March 2000   5 000
 Subtotal      47 869

Institutional and professional links

   
Centre for Legal Education: training workshops in drafting of legal documents, Bangalore, Pune, January 1999   11 463
Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LEADR): training courses in legal mediation and conciliation practices, New Delhi, Bangalore and Calcutta, February 1999   97 210
LEADR: follow-up training in legal mediation and conciliation practices, Sydney, 1999   20 000
 Subtotal      128 673

International relations

   
Monash University: participation of Air Comm J Singh and Dr B Chellaney in Dialogue on Security and Disarmament in Asia Pacific, Melbourne, August 1998   3 000
 Subtotal      3 000

Performing and visual arts

   
Australian High Commission, New Delhi: Portraying a Nation photographic exhibition including visit of photographer Mr Satish Sharma to Australia, August–December 1998   18 276
Conference Australia: International Council of Museums conference registration fee for Mr OP Jain, President of Sanskriti Pratishthan   550
Jazz Coordination Association of Western Australia: participation of Perth Jazz Orchestra in Jazz Yatra, Mumbai and Pune, November 1998   25 000
Ms Joanna Caust, University of South Australia: participation in Sanskriti Institute arts management conference and workshops, New Delhi, December 1998   2 500
Mr David Fishel, Positive Solutions Ltd: participation in Sanskriti Institute arts management conference and workshops, New Delhi, December 1998   2 700
Nataraj Cultural Centre: Australian concert tour of santoor virtuoso Shiv Kumar Sharma, February–March 1999   12 000
Queensland Art Gallery: participation of Indian artists in Third Asia–Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, August–September 1999   31 400
Australian Art Orchestra: compact disc recording of Into the Fire musical collaboration with KR Mani and Sruthi Laya ensemble, Melbourne, 1999–2000   9 327
The Asialink Centre: performing arts residency, Mr Nick McBride, Ahmedabad, September–December 1999   6 000
The Asialink Centre: performing arts, visual arts and arts management residencies, India, 2000   21 000
 Subtotal      128 753

Print and electronic media and film

   
Ms Laleen Jayamanne, University of Sydney: participation of Mr Ashish Rajadhyaksha in Cinema and the Senses conference, Sydney, November 1998   3 100
Ms Safina Uberoi and Ms Penny McDonald: film and television production strategy visit to India, 1999–2000   11 065
Australian Film Television and Radio School: curriculum development visits by Assoc Prof John Carroll to Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, February and April 1999   5 763
Cinemedia Victoria: Australia–India film festival exchange feasibility visit to India by Ms Amree Hewitt, January 1999   3 226
Cinemedia Victoria: Australian film festival in India, February 2000   50 000
 Subtotal      73 154

Public awareness

   
Brown & Wilton Integrated Publishing Services: production and distribution costs of 1997–98 AIC Annual Report   5 992
Brown & Wilton Integrated Publishing Services: production of Internet version of 1997–98 AIC Annual Report   837
Australia–India Business Council: costs associated with production of 1998–99 Australia–India Focus newsletter   15 000
Australia–India Business Council: costs associated with production of 1999–2000 Australia–India Focus newsletter   15 000
Australia–India Business Council: visit of Australia–India Focus editor to India for production of special edition of newsletter   5 000
 Subtotal      41 829

Science and technology

   
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: malaria collaboration visit to India of Dr Robin Anders, July 1998   2 000
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Innovative Australians science and technology exhibition, New Delhi, December 1998   90 360
Australia–India Health Industry Network: Australian health industry promotion, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, November–December 1998   40 000
Australia–India Health Industry Network: Australian health industry promotion follow-up visits and seminars in India and Australia, March–April 1999   15 450
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: collaborative project with Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, on production of recombinant proteins for clinical trials for malaria vaccine development, 1999   25 370
Environment Protection Authority of Victoria: additional costs for identifying Australian academic partner for environmental training feasibility study, India, June 1998–March 1999   10 000
David Demant, Museum Victoria: participation in Indian Science Centre Congress and development of training programs and expertise sharing between Australian and Indian science centres and museums, Calcutta, January 1999   5 670
Environment Protection Authority of Victoria: project identification visit to India by Dr Brian Robinson, February 1999   4 000
Professor Chem Nayar, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology Australia, Curtin University: feasibility study on application of Australian renewable energy technology to Indian rural health system, 1998   12 150
Sir Gustav Nossal: keynote address at immunology conference, New Delhi, November 1998   5 675
Australian Academy of Science: short-term research exchanges with Indian National Science Academy, January–December 1999   23 060
CSIRO Wool Technology Division: industry information exchange on developments in wool textile processing and easy care fabric technology, India, 1999   11 020
Queensland Institute of Medical Research: additional funding for Australia–India collaborative research in rheumatic fever; Brisbane, 1998–99   20 000
Dr Frank Stagnitti, Deakin University: prevention of groundwater and coastal pollution from surface-applied chemicals in Tamil Nadu, July 1998–June 1999   25 670
Australian Red Cross Blood Service: follow-up monitoring visit for quality systems program, Bombay City Red Cross blood bank, 1999   6 600
Australian Conservation Training Institute: ecotourism planning and management workshop, India, 1999–2000   23 630
School of Botany, University of Melbourne: annotated bibliography of allelopathy, Haryana, 1999–2001   6 000
Health Industry Unit, Australian Business Ltd: demonstration and training project for Australian water disinfecting facilities, Tamil Nadu, June–July 1999   35 000
Department of Soil and Water, University of Adelaide: soil degradation management demonstration and training project, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, 1999–2000   17 000
International Health Institute, University of Melbourne: India Health Promotion Leadership Network, 1999–2000   86 320
School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University: training for Indian industry in environmental monitoring and regulation, New Delhi, 1999–2000   40 000
Subtotal      504 975

Sport

   
Australian Sports Commission: sports capacity development program, India and Australia, 1998–99   40 000
 Subtotal      40 000

New Delhi

   
Australian High Commission New Delhi: salary and associated costs for locally engaged staff, July 1997–June 1998   23 316
Australian High Commission New Delhi: discretionary funding for support in India of AIC activities, July 1997–June 1998   6 723
 Subtotal      30 039
Total program expenditure      1 118 291

Meetings and administration expenditure

   

Meeting costs and general services

   
Fares   21 695
Travel allowance   3 434
Sitting fees   9 397
Meeting expenses   1 462
Conference participation   455
Cabcharge   2 064
Secretariat travel   3 697
Printing, stationery, photography   1 648
Advertising   1 308
Database installation   2 500
Freight charges   1 899
Hospitality   653
 Subtotal      50 212
 Total expenditure      1 168 503

Summary of Trust Account receipts and expenditure 1998–99

   

Balance in Trust Account as at 1 July 1998

  434 454

Receipts

   
1997–98 appropriation   750 000
Refunds of expenditure   21 391

Total receipts

  1 205 845
     

Expenditure

   
Projects and grants   1 118 291
Administration   50 212

Total expenditure

  1 168 503

Balance in Trust Account as at 30 June 1999

  37 342
The AIC Trust Account was reconciled by the Programs, Coordination and Management Section, South and South East Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, on a monthly and annual basis, in addition to periodic reviews by the Department’s Evaluation and Audit Section and the Australian National Audit Office.