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Transcript 4953

ACT/NSW BUSHFIRES

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 14/02/1979

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 4953

j. , AUSTRALA,
PRIME MINISTER
FOR PRESS 14 FEBRUARY 1979
BUSHFIRZS
The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, has asked the Minister
for the Capital Territory, Mr. Ellicott and the Premier
of New South Wales to convey his deepest sympathy to
those affected by the fires.
Mr. Fraser also extended his best wishes to the fire
fighters still in the field and expressed the hope that the
situation would soon be under control.
The Commonwealth will immediately join with N. S. W. on a
$ 1 for $ 1 basis in meeting expenditure for the relief
of personal hardship and distress, Mr. Fraser said, and
the Commonwealth will provide the sare assistance to residents
of the A. C. T. affected by the fires.
Needless to say, the Prime Minister added, the Commonwealth
stands ready to assist with men and equipment.
Further proposals for relief measures will receive
prompt attention. 000---

Transcript 4953