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Howe inspects St Patrick's Cathedral in Parramatta



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MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND REGIONAL. DEVELOPMENT' BRIAN HOWE

ΒΗ082/9Θ 20 February 1996

HOWE INSPECTS ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL IN PARRAMATTA

Brian Howe , The Federal Minister for Housing and Regional Development, inspected the burnt-out remains of St Patrick's Cathedral In Parramatta today with the two local Federal Labor MP's, Mr Paul Elliott and Mr Laurie Ferguson. Mr Howe will report to the Prime Minister, Mr Keating Ori his visit with suggestions of what the Federal

Government could do to help.

" As I understand it the Parish Council will meet tonight. I offered my sympathies to the people of Parramatta. It was not Just the Cathedral that burnt but the history, the culture,' the heritage and the memories of the people that were associated with St Patricks," Mr Howe said.

The Minister said the Government is anxious to assist and will consider what can be done following assessment to the damage and consultation with the church.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Andrew Casey, Brian Howe's office, phone: 018 487 581

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