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FOR MEDIA 13 January, 1980


The . Prime Minister today sent a message to the. Premier of

Western Australia offering Commonwealth, assistance following .

damage caused by Cyclone Amy.

Mr Fraser noted that the way in which the State Emergency

Services had handled this cyclone demonstrated what careful

planning could do to avoid injuries.

The liaison between the various authorities involved in disaster

planning had been most effective.

"The Natural Disasters Organisation in Canberra had been in

constant touch with Western Australia and I was continually

informed of the progress of the. cyclone" , Mr Fraser said.

"I have asked the Premier to pass to those concerned my .

congratulations on their efforts.

"At the same time, I extend sincere best wishes to those who

have suffered. We must all, however, be grateful that there

was no loss of life on this' occasion" .

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