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Thursday, 25 November 1971
Page: 3765

Mr Daly asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many persons eligible for naturalisation are not naturalised at this date.

(2)   How many persons of each nationality are involved.

Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   It is estimated that at 30th June 1971, 228,700 aliens over the age of sixteen years were residentially qualified to apply for Australian citizenship, but had not done 'so.

(2)   The following table shows the estimated number of persons of the principal nationalities who have not applied for citizenship:


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