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28 Oct 1997 description


I am pleased to announce a grant of $300 000 to World Vision Australia to provide emergency food relief to villagers in remote parts of Irian Jaya.

These funds will enable World Vision to provide food supplies to thousands of people in the most severely affected areas of the Jayawijaya district which borders Papua New Guinea.

18 Mar 1997 description

(7:30am AEDT)

A severe tropical cyclone is centred off the southeast tip of Papua New Guinea.

The category three rated cyclone, codenamed Justin, is centred just 140-kilometres from Rossel Island and more than one-thousand-kilometres off the north Queensland coast.

Australia's Tropical Cyclone Warning centre in Brisbane says cyclone Justin, has wind gusts up to 200 kilometres-per-hour, and is affecting small islands in south-eastern Papua New Guinea.

Squally winds and heavy seas are being reported.

The cyclone is expected to move slowly towards the west southwest for the …