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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 38

(Question No. 4428)


Mr Price asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 20 August 1986:

(1) How many overseas posts of his Department accept applications for sponsorship.

(2) Which posts are staffed by immigration officers and what is the number and classification of the officers at each post.

(3) At which Australian overseas posts are sponsorship applications accepted by other departmental personnel on behalf of his Department.


Mr Hurford —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) As a general rule, sponsorships may be lodged at any Australian Government office overseas. Sponsorships may, however, be lodged in Australia at the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs office nearest the sponsor's normal place of residence if the sponsored relative lives in one of the following countries:

Bulgaria

German Democratic Republic

People's Republic of China

Romania

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Immigration offices in Australia should also accept sponsorships in other cases where sponsors can demonstrate sound reasons-apart from mere convenience-why this would facilitate processing in some appreciable way. For instance, acceptance in Australia may be appropriate in the following cases:

children for adoption

special need relatives

certain close relatives in East Timor

In all other cases the sponsor must send the completed sponsorship to the sponsored relative to lodge with the relevant overseas post together with their migration application and details of relatives form. The DIEA leaflet ``Helping relatives to immigrate'' contains a list of overseas posts and the countries for which they are responsible.

(2) Departmental Staff at Overseas Posts at 1 July 1986:

Arab Republic of Egypt-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Argentina-Clerical Admin., Class 11 (regional Director South America); Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Austria-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Britain, London-Senior Exec Level 1 (Regional Director UK/Ireland); Clerical Admin., Class 11; Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 7; 4 x Clerical Admin., Class 6; Clerical Admin., Class 5*.

Manchester-Clerical Admin., Class 9; 3 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Edinburgh-Clerical Admin., Class 8; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6; Clerical Admin., Class 5*.

Canada-

Vancouver-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Toronto-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Chile-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

China- Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Denmark-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Fiji-Clerical Admin., Class 9; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

France-Med Off Class 2*; Clerical Admin., Class 8.

Germany-Clerical Admin., Class 10; Clerical Admin., Class 7; Clerical Admin., Class 6; Clerical Admin., Class 6*.

Greece-Clerical Admin., Class 10; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Hong Kong-Clerical Admin., Class 11 (Regional Director North Asia);

Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 7; 6 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

India-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Indonesia-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 7; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Ireland-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Italy-Medical Off, Class 2*; Clerical Admin., Class 11 (Regional Director Southern Europe); Clerical Admin., Class 9; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Japan-

Tokyo-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Osaka-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Kenya-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Korea-Clerical Admin., Class 7; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Malaysia-Med Off Class 2*; Clerical Admin., Class 11 (Regional Co-ordinator Refugees); Clerical Admin., Class 9; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 7; 6 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Malta-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Mauritius-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Mexico-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 7.

New Zealand-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Netherlands-Clerical Admin., Class 8.

Papua New Guinea-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Philippines-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 7; 5 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Poland-Clerical Admin., Class 8.

Portugal-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Singapore-Clerical Admin., Class 9; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

South Africa-

Pretoria-Clerical Admin., Class 11; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Capetown-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Spain-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Sri Lanka-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Sweden-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Berne-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

Syria-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 8; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Thailand-Clerical Admin., Class 10; Clerical Admin., Class 8; 4 x Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Vietnamese Family Migration Program-Clerical Admin., Class 7; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Turkey-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

U.S.A.-

Washington-Clerical Admin., Class 11 (Regional Director North America).

Chicago-Clerical Admin., Class 7.

New York-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

San Francisco-Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Los Angeles-Clerical Admin., Class 8; Clerical Admin., Class 6.

Vietnam-Clerical Admin., Class 9.

Yugoslavia-Med Off Class 2*; Clerical Admin., Class 9; Clerical Admin., Class 7; 2 x Clerical Admin., Class 6 (1 attached staff).

* Attached staff includes medical officers and technical advisers.

(3) Australian Overseas Posts at which applications may be accepted on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs are listed below.

Australian Embassy-Algiers

Australian Embassy-Dhaka

Australian Embassy-Brussels

Australian Embassy-Brasilia

Australian Consulate General-Rio De Janeiro

Australian High Commission-Brunei

Australian Embassy-Rangoon

Australian High Commission-Ottawa

Australian Consulate General-Shanghai

Australian High Commission-Nicosia

Australian Embassy-Addis Ababa

Australian Embassy-Budapest

Australian Consulate General-Bombay

Australian Consulate-Bali

Australian Embassy-Tehran

Australian Embassy-Baghdad

Australian Embassy-Tel Aviv

Australian Consulate General-Milan

Australian High Commission-Kingston

Australian Embassy-Amman

Australian High Commission-Tarawa

Australian Embassy-Vientiane

Australian High Commission-Nauru

Australian Embassy-Kathmandu

Australian Consulate General-Noumea

Australian High Commission-Wellington

Australian High Commission-Lagos

Australian Embassy-Islamabad

Australian Embassy-Riyadh

Australian Consulate General-Jeddah

Australian High Commission-Honiara

Australian Consulate-Geneva

Australian High Commission-Dar Es Salaam

Australian High Commission-Nuku `Alofa

Australian Embassy-Moscow

Australian Consulate General-Honolulu

Australian Consulate General-Houston

Australian High Commission-Vila

Australian Embassy-Caracas

Australian High Commission-Apia

Australian High Commission-Lusaka

Australian High Commission-Harare