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TOUR | Central West Queensland

For his work on the RAPAD Project, John has been touring central west Queensland to undertake consultations. After a meeting at Cunnamulla, he arrived in Charleville as the flood waters were rising. For a while it looked like he and others in the town would either be stranded or evacuated. After the flood level peaked, it dropped fairly quickly but John had to stay in the town for an extra two nights while driving conditions improved. Having never been caught in that kind of natural disaster zone, though he has been stranded in conflict zones, John said he was shaken by the devastation and heartened by the resilience of the local community which has endured a long drought. He is particularly grateful for the generosity, advice and assistance provided to him by the townspeople and emergency services. As he continued his tour, the flood waters rose again behind him, peaking as the worst flood in over a century, and these communities are now pitching in to mop up their towns.

Above is just one of John’s photographs taken in Charleville. He has posted other images to a facebook album. The Premier, Anna Bligh, has launched her Disaster Relief Fund and we encourage everyone who is able to support the clean up efforts in these central west towns by making a financial donation in one of the following ways:

1. Credit Card
To make a donation using your Credit Card, call 1800 173 349. Donations will appear on your Credit Card statement as ‘Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal’.

2. Visiting a bank branch
Donations can be made at any Queensland branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the National Bank of Australia, Westpac Bank, ANZ Bank, The Bank of Queensland and Suncorp. You will be able to use your deposit slip as proof for tax purposes.

3. Internet banking
You will need to have internet banking set up with your financial institution.

Account Name: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
BSB: 064 013
Account number: 1000 6800

4. Mail
You are welcome to post a cheque donation – please do not send cash. Cheques should be made payable to:

The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN: 69 689 161 916

Cheques should be posted to:
Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
C/O Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185
City East QLD 4002

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