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Gillard on Australia floods: 'We will pull together'

Three people have died and hundreds of homes are under water after heavy rain brought flooding to parts of the Australian state of Queensland.

Bundaberg has been hard hit while in Brisbane, the state capital, about 5,000 homes and properties are at risk.

She said it had been a "tough period" for Queensland, and that the whole country was being "challenged by nature".

"But we are a strong and smart nation and will get through this, as we always do, by pulling together," she added.

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia
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