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Assistance for the people of south east Queensland.



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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION THE HON. MALCOLM TURNBULL MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WENTWORTH

ASSISTANCE FOR THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

The federal Opposition strongly supports the measures announced tod ay by the Government to provide financial assistance to the people of South East Queensland affected by Sunday’s devastating storms.

The one off payments of $1000 for adults and $400 for each child are appropriate and the Government should stand ready to provide further direct assistance if it is considered necessary.

The activation of the Commonwealth Disaster Plan and the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and the deployment of ADF personnel to the area is also welcomed and supported by the Opposition.

The thoughts of all Australians are with those families whose lives have been turned upside down by Sunday’s storm.

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Julie Bishop MP will travel to Brisbane tomorrow to visit the affected areas with the Member for Ryan, Mr Michael Johnson MP.

18 November 2008