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Transcript 19258

Sichuan Earthquake

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Gillard, Julia

Period of Service: 24/06/2010 to 27/06/2013

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Release Date: 22/04/2013

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 19258


On behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to those affected by the earthquake in Sichuan province, China on Saturday.

Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families in Ya'an city and surrounding areas.As demonstrated during Sichuan's tragic earthquake in 2008, the Australian Government stands ready to assist in the recovery effort, should this be requested.

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