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A message from Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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04 Feb 2009
I am extremely proud of the outstanding response of our emergency and support services to Victoria's heat wave and bushfires.

The hardworking career personnel, selfless volunteers from all agencies - and their generous employers who release them to get the job done; all those working day and night with dedication, skill and courage to keep people safe and protect their communities.

You are real examples of the true spirit of our country. On behalf of every Australian, I say thank you, and well done.

Quentin Bryce

Governor-General

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