Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs
3 December 2007 - 8 June 2009
Deductibility of Gifts to Three Entities
The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Chris Bowen, today announced the Government's decision to list the following three organisations as deductible gift recipients (DGRs), effective from 17 April 2009.
Donors can claim a tax deduction for gifts to organisations that are DGRs, subject to certain conditions. Extending DGR status to these organisations will provide them with assistance in attracting public support for their charitable activities.
Taxpayers should ensure that they receive a receipt for their donation.
Diplomacy Training Program
Diplomacy Training Program Limited is an independent not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.
Founded in 1989, the Diplomacy Training Program provides training for representatives of non-government organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. Its training program focuses on human rights, good governance and the rule of law, with the aim of ending poverty, distress, suffering and violations of human rights.
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Limited provides an educational and self-development training program to young people, mainly throughout Western Australia, which stimulates personal development, self reliance, teamwork, confidence, responsibility and community spirit.
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation conducts its program on the STS Leeuwin II, a three-masted barquentine tall ship, maintained as a class 1A passenger ship.
Royal Institution of Australia
The Royal Institution of Australia Incorporated is a charitable organisation established to promote science and scientific applications for the advancement of the Australian community.
Located in South Australia, the Royal Institution of Australia is the first international affiliate of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.