Agency VA 1842
Natural Disaster and Emergency Relief Committees
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Date Range: 1944 - 1983
 
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From 1944 various Committees have been constituted by the Premier to provide relief to persons suffering hardship following natural disasters. The Committees have met as required and been known by various titles including Emergency Relief, Bushfire Relief, Flood Relief, etc.. From 1978 to 1983 the Committee was known as the Natural Disaster Relief Committee. The functions of the Committees have included:

* Obtaining assessments of damage caused by natural disasters.
* Recommending the forms of financial assistance after each disaster.
* Seeking the cooperation of agencies engaged in the rehabilitation process.
* Coordinating the activities of agencies providing relief in the post-disaster phase.

Secretarial support was provided by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 
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? 1944 - ? 1983 General Records VPRS 10967 North Melbourne Open
By 1959 - ? 1978 Registers of Emergency Relief Claim Applications VPRS 10968 North Melbourne Open
By 1962 - ? 1978 Location Card Indexes to Emergency Relief Claim Files VPRS 10970 North Melbourne Open
By 1962 - ? 1982 Emergency Relief Claim Files VPRS 10966 North Melbourne Open
By 1963 - ? 1978 Name Card Indexes to Emergency Relief Claim Files VPRS 10969 North Melbourne Open
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1944 - 1982 Department of the Premier (also known as Premier's Department 1960-1982) VA 2717
1982 - 1983 Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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1944 - 1983 Premier VRG 50