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Tuesday, 21 June 1949


Mr CHIFLEY (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Prime Minister) - I have discussed the matter raised by the honorable member with the Premier of New South Wales. In calamities of this kind it has been the practice for the Government, particularly through the services departments, to render whatever assistance it can to persons who are left homeless or in distressed circumstances. At this juncture, I am not able to give details of the assistance already rendered, but the Government has arranged to provide assistance apart from providing the sum of £20,000 on a £l-for-£l basis to the Government of New South Wales. I shall ascertain from the services Ministers the information sought by the honorable member.







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