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Transcript 5230


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Fraser, Malcolm

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

More information about Fraser, Malcolm on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 13/01/1980

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 5230

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FOR MEDIA 13 January, 1980
The Prime Minister today sent a message to the Premier of
Western Australia offering Commonwealth assistance following
damage caused by Cyclone Amy.
Mr Fraser noted that the way in which the State Emergency
Services had handled this cyclone demonstrated what careful
planning could do to avoid injuries.
The liaison between the various authorities involved in disaster
planning had been most effective.
" The Natural. Disasters Organisation in Canberra had been in
constant touch with Western Australia and I was continually
informed of the progress of the cyclone", Mr Fraser said.
" I have asked the Premier to pass to those concerned my
qqngratulations on their efforts.
" At the same time, I extend sincere best wishes to those who
have suffered. We must all, however, be grateful that there
was no loss-of life on this occasion". 000---

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