22 January 2017
Media Release - #2017002, 2017

Commonwealth contribution to Bourke Street Fund

Joint media release with
The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister

The Turnbull Government joins all Australians in offering our love, solidarity and deepest sympathies to the victims of the vicious and cowardly attack that took place in Bourke Street, Melbourne on 20 January.

The Commonwealth will contribute $100,000 to the Bourke Street Fund being established by the Victorian Government.

The Turnbull Government will also ensure that the Bourke Street Fund has Deductible Gift Recipient status and that contributions to the Fund will be tax deductible.

Further details of the fund, including how to make a contribution, can be found at the Victorian Government's website.