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Wednesday, 20 April 1966

Sir KEITH WILSON (Sturt) .- I wholeheartedly support this Bill because it will simplify procedures associated with immigration. First, it will help migrants to fill in their alien registration forms when they arrive in Australia. As a result of the last amendment that, was made to the Aliens Act forms are now filled in overseas with the help of expert officers. That saves time when the migrants arrive in Australia. Secondly, the measure will simplify the procedure to be adopted with regard to alien visitors. It will save them the necessity to register when they arrive in Australia. They will simply fill in the cards provided for incoming passengers, and when they leave Australia they fill in what are known as outgoing passenger cards. By this procedure the Department will be able to check up on any incoming visitor who has not completed the outgoing visitor's card and will be able to find out in this way what aliens are attempting to remain illegally in Australia.

I do not wish to speak further on the Bill. I am delighted that the Opposition is supporting it and that we can say therefore that the whole House is giving the Government its support.

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