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A-G praises volunteers' flood recovery efforts

By Alyse Edwards and Eliza Rogers, Friday August 2, 2013 - 11:27 EST

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has thanked more than 1,000 Bundaberg volunteers for their efforts during ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald.

Mr Bleijie visited Bundaberg yesterday to pay tribute to community groups and individuals who helped in the aftermath of January's floods.

He says the floods had a personal impact on him.

"My grandparents, they're in North Bundaberg, and like many people in Bundaberg they lost most of their possessions," he said.

"They had one blessing, they were in a two-storey house, so everything they could put upstairs was saved but everything downstairs, fridges, bathrooms, was washed out the backdoor unfortunately."


- ABC

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