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Helen Coonan

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

26 November 2001 - 17 July 2004

Media Release of 15/12/2003

C119/03

15 December 2003

GIFTS TO THE BOWRAL VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALK TRUST

Gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Bowral Vietnam Memorial Walk Trust will continue to be tax deductible until 16 August 2005.

This extends the Trust’s gift deductible status for an additional two years.

“The Trust provides a memorial to commemorate Vietnam War veterans which is an important focal point for both veterans and families of those who served in Vietnam,” Senator Coonan said.

“The extension of the Trust’s tax deductible gift status is recognition of the vital contribution made by those who served in the Vietnam war.

“Continuation of tax deductible gift status will help attract more public support for the Trust’s activities and help continue the valuable work it does for the Bowral and surrounding communities.”

Legislation to give effect to this announcement will be introduced as soon as practicable.

Taxpayers should ensure they receive a receipt for their donation.