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LAURIE FERGUSON MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE SCIENCE AND PERSONNEL

FEDERAL MEMBER FOR REID

 

 

19 October 1999

 

 

LABOR CONGRATULATES

FORESTRY INDUSTRY ON TIMOR ASSISTANCE

 

 

The Shadow Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Laurie Ferguson has warmly congratulated the Forest Protection Society on its initiative relating to the rebuilding of East Timor.

 

“As a person who has been particularly active against the Indonesian occupation, I well appreciate the urgent need for these resources. Not only are the FPS and the National Association of Forest Industries supplying a boat load of donated timber, but of equal importance is their commitment of expert technical advice for reconstruction,” Mr Ferguson stated.

 

“A significant facet of the militias’ campaign of revenge and intimidation was wanton destruction. Many families were forced to flee charred homes. Rebuilding is crucial both for morale and well being. I salute NAFI and FPS for a targeted form of aid that is practical and valuable.”

 

For further information phone Laurie Ferguson (02) 6277 4920

 

 

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