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MONDAY, 30 JUNE. 1975 No. 17/75

NATURAL DISASTERS CONFERENCE

The anniial conference of State directors of

emergency services will be held in Adelaide on July 1 and 2.

The conference, sponsored by the Natural Disasters

Organisation, will be opened by the Minister for Defence,

Mr. Bill Morrison. .

Among the items to be discussed are Australian

Government support for State emergency services, the

management of emergency broadcasting stations in natural

disasters, co-ordination between the NDO and State services

and the training program for the National Emergency

Services College at M t . Macedon.

The conference will be chaired by the Director

General of the NDO, Major General Alan Stretton,

State delegations will be led by: .

Mr. K.D. Whiting, Director, Queensland State Emergency Service;

Air Vice Marshal W„E„ Townsend (Retd), Director, N.S0V. State Emergency Services;

Lt.-Col. F.B. Wood (Retd), Co-ordinator, Victoria State Emergency Service;

Mr. M.R. Bromell, Officer in Charge, Western Australian State Emergency Service;

Mr. R. Nichols, Deputy Director, S.A. State Emergency . Service;

Mr. G.F. Paltridge, Director, Tasmanian State Emergency Service;

Mr. L. Wilson, Controller, Northern Territory Emergency Services.

. Enquiries: 652999 (AH) 512310