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They paid for a portion of the damage bill and provided support for the destroyed place. They also gave in ideas of improving the structural components of the buildings in taking on future earthquakes (a way of minimizing the damage as much as possible).

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After the Newcastle earthquake, the New South Wales Department of Community Services established an office in Newcastle to deal with problems that resulted from the earthquake. This involved processing applications for special earthquake assistance, and organising funds and donations. People from around Australia rallied to help victims of the Newcastle earthquake by donating goods and money to help them rebuild their lives. The State and Federal governments matched every dollar raised with an equal dollar - this meant that, if an RSL club from far north Queensland raised $500, then the State Government would match it with another $500, as would the Federal Government.

This system for processing financial and earthquake assistance and relief was kept in place for two years. Within the first nine months, the Department of Community Services had processed over 4,500 applications for assistance and $4,478,650 had been distributed to people affected by the earthquake.

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