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Last Monday's storms

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Philip Ruddock MP Federal Member for Dundas Shadow Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

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Parliament House

January 24, 1991


LAST MONDAY’ S STORMS "I was grieved at the damage caused to Dundas and surrounding suburbs as a result of last Monday's storm", Federal Member for Dundas Philip Ruddock said recently.

"A dreadful act of God of this kind can wreak considerable

hardship, especially when property is damaged. I extend to those who were affected in this storm my sincere condolences. It is of great loss to our community when natural charm and beauty is destroyed, particularly trees" Philip Ruddock said.

"I welcome the commitment by the State Minister for Minerals and Energy, Neil Pickard to encourage electricity distribution authorities to place the grids underground. This would ensure that there was no future unnecessary destruction of trees. The natural appeal of our local area could then be more adequately maintained."

The storm occurred while Philip Ruddock was in Canberra for the debate on the Gulf crisis. The Ruddock's damage was minimal in comparison to many others. They lost power for only two days, and were fortunate in that limbs of trees were all that were

lost as opposed to whole trees being uprooted.

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