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Notice given 29 January 2004

2519  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs—

(1) What support has the Australian Government given to the construction of war memorials at Gona and Buna-Sanananda, sites of critical World War 2 battles in the New Guinea campaign of 1942-43; if no support has been given, why not.

(2) Have any government ministers visited the sites that were constructed at Buna-Sanananda and Gona by volunteers in 1995; if not, why not.

(3) Does the Government contribute to the maintenance of these memorials; if so, how much.