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Thursday, 19 November 1959

Mr BIRD (BATMAN, VICTORIA) - I ask the Minister for the Interior, who recently led a delegation to a conference of Colombo Plan countries, whether it is a fact that an offer was made by Australia to accept more Asian students under the technical training scheme. Was any consideration given to sending Australian technical experts to Asian countries in the Colombo Plan in order to alleviate some of the difficulties that they are encountering at present?

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