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Federal Budget 1998
12 May 1998

[Media Releases and Speeches]

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY SERVICES ENSURED


The 1998-99 Federal Budget reaffirms the Government's emphasis on ensuring the community receives the best possible service from the Bureau of Meteorology, Parliamentary Secretary for the Bureau of Meteorology, Senator Ian Macdonald said today.

Senator Macdonald said the Budget outlay of $136.9 million to the Bureau of Meteorology would maintain and extend the Bureau's services.

"The Federal Government is maintaining its commitment to rebuilding the Bureau following the run-down of essential public weather and climate services by the previous Government.

"The Bureau has a number of exciting projects underway and this latest Budget funding will allow further improvement of its vital public services, such as cyclone, flood, severe storm and fire weather warning services."

Some of the important initiatives that will continue under the Budget funding for 1998-99 include:

For further comment: Clare Richards (02) 6277 3665 or Phil Connole 0411 042 813
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