“The Australian Society of Archivists Inc. (ASA) and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) express their condolences, and offer their support, to all who are affected by the recent floods on the East Coast of Australia and near Carnarvon in Western Australia, and by the fires in Western Australia.
Beyond the tragic and devastating losses of lives, property, and livelihoods lies the lengthy process of re-construction and re-establishment of businesses and day-to-day life. The recent disasters reinforce the importance of including vital business and personal records, and memorabilia, in all preparations for disasters and potential evacuations. In the aftermath of any disaster, time is critical. Swift action and care is required when salvaging damaged records.”
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