Flood insurance and relief in Australia
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Published by Australian National University, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies in Canberra .
Written in English

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Statementedited by D I Smith and J W Handmer.
ContributionsSmith, D. I., Handmer, John, 1950-, Australian National University. Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies.
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Open LibraryOL20429846M
ISBN 100867403411

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