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Victorian floods



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PRIME MINISTER

FOR PRESS 14 JUNE 1978

Statement by the Acting Prime Minister

VICTORIAN FLOODS

The Acting Prime Minister said that he had today telexed the

Premier of Victoria expressing the Commonwealth Government's

regret at the renewed flooding in the East Gippsland area of

Victoria.

"Our sympathies go out to those people who, -..recovering from the

recent flood damage in north-eastern Victoria, have now to

face a renewed threat to thier homes and property", said

Mr Anthony.

"The Commonwealth", continued the Acting Prime Minister, "stands

ready, as always, to assist the Government of Victoria financially

under the natural disaster assistance arrangements agreed between

the Commonwealth and the States."

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