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Cairns conference organisation after the cyclone

Just a short note to let you know that the Cyclone which passed through just south of Cairns has disturbed all services in the Cairns area. Phones, mobile access, Internet and power services are still not available and it may be a few days before the Cairns-based conference team are able to respond to any questions in any medium. They also have their own lives to patch back up, so please be patient. There is mostly minor damage in the Cairns city itself, but the task of cleaning up is still significant.

We appreciate that many people are using the web site at the moment to submit papers and session descriptions and that we were answering a fair volume of questions each day amidst the team. I am the only one not in Cairns at the moment and I do have electricity and phone-based Internet, so could you please direct any questions to me. shellyw@gil.com.au 0414813491

There is no problem with Conference venues as far as I know and Cairns will not have cyclone in October it will be beautiful and sunny. I promise..

Thoughts and prayers to Cairns district people including members of our organisation who have lost their homes. Schools south of Cairns are looking very badly damaged. We will pass on information when we can get communications in and out.

Michelle Williams

Conference convenor

Last modified: 3/25/2006
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