PM sends his message to people of Bundaberg one year on
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has delivered a message to the people of Bundaberg, one year after record floods tore through the region.
The message was read out at a morning tea event in Bundaberg by Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt.
The Prime Minister's message:
The people of Bundaberg know better than most how cruel nature can be - and you also know the strength of community bonds.
Twice in the space of two years, you've faced devastating floods that have claimed lives, homes and businesses.
Through all this your community has shown its character.
In 2013 I saw people from all walks of life - emergency services workers, volunteers, neighbours and strangers - join together in the immediate clean up.
When nature is at its worst, Australia tends to be at its best.
When we see a fellow Australian hurting, we pitch in, lend a hand and do whatever we can to help.
This morningtea allows you to reflect on the floods - to mourn for what you have lost, and to give thanks for the kindness of family, neighbours and friends.
I send my best wishes as you commemorate the first anniversary of the 2013 floods.
The Hon Tony Abbott MP
Prime Minister of Australia