Transparency Policy

Definitions

Representative: Any person acting on behalf or under the name of Mary MacKillop Today including Board Members, volunteers, contractors, consultants, partners and staff

Commitment

Mary MacKillop Today is committed to being transparent in our work and accountable to our stakeholders and community. We are committed to disclosing timely, relevant and accurate information in an accessible format.

Financial Management

Mary MacKillop Today is committed to transparency and integrity in our financial management (see 6.2 Financial Management Policy). This is demonstrated by external auditing of Mary MacKillop Today’s finances by a registered company auditor. The resulting annual financial report is reviewed by the Board at Mary MacKillop Today’s annual general meeting and made available to all stakeholders on Mary MacKillop Today’s website.

Governance Structure

Mary MacKillop Today shares information regarding our governance structure, legal status and organisational purpose.

Descriptions of significant programs, research and reports

Mary MacKillop Today will disseminate information about results and lessons to all stakeholders – primary stakeholders, partners and donors (as outlined in 2.1 Communications Policy).

Partnerships

Mary MacKillop Today shares information of formal partnerships with other organisations.

Organisational policies

Mary MacKillop Today shares organisational policies that are relevant to stakeholders external to the organisation.

Procedures

How to make a request for information

A request for information can be made by any of the following methods:

• hello@MaryMacKillopToday.org.au

• phone us on +61 2 8912 2777,

• mail us a letter to PO Box 1646 North Sydney 2059 Australia, or

• contact our local office or partner.

How to respond to requests for information

1. Acknowledge the senders request for information once received. This may be by an email notification.

2. Confirm that the information requested is on the approved list for distribution.

3. Collate information and send to the requester.