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Tuesday, 12 June 1984
Page: 2876

(Question No. 756)


Senator Sibraa asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 27 March 1984:

On what date did Mr Owen Harries (a) apply for; and (b) receive Australian citizenship.


Senator Grimes —The Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The date of a grant of citizenship is a matter of public record. Other information on an individual application for citizenship is regarded as a private matter. However, in this case Mr Harries has indicated his willingness to release information on the date of his application. The two dates involved are:

(a) date of application: 22 August 1981

(b) date of grant of citizenship: 17 September 1981