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Bushfire Appeals-contributions to New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian National Territory

Two programmes were established and funded in 2002-03 in response to fires in January 2003. These programmes are not listed in the 2002-03 PBS or the PAES.

Bushfire Appeals-contributions to New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian National Territory Partially achieved

Effectiveness: Contribution to the NSW, Victorian and ACT Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeals

Quality: Timely contributions and stakeholder satisfaction

Cost: $2.5 million

In 2002-03, the Commonwealth contributed $1 million to the 2002 NSW Bushfire Appeal, $1 million to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and $0.5 million to the Canberra Bushfire Recovery Appeal. These appeals were established by the respective state and territory governments to assist those affected by the severe 2002-03 bushfires.

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