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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3060


Mr Garland asked the Minister for Immi gration, upon notice:

(1)   How many persons of each nationality were granted Australian citizenship by naturalisation between 1 January 1945 and 31 December 1972 (Hansard, 9 December 1971, page 4606).

(2)   What is the estimated percentage of eligible persons of each nationality who were granted Australian citizenship during the same period.

(3)   What is the estimated number of persons over 16 years of age of each nationality who were residentially qualified to apply for Australian citizenship on 31 December 1972 who had not done so (Hansard, 25 November 1971, page 3757).

(4)   How many persons of each nationality were granted Australian citizenship by naturalisation in Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1971-72 (Hansard 25 November 1971, page 3757).

(5)   How many persons of each nationality acquired Australian citizenship by notification in 1971-72 (Hansard, 9 December 1971, page 4606).

(6)   How many Certificates of Naturalisation were conferred in 1971-72 in each local government area in which more than 100 Certificates were conferred (Hansard, 9 September 1969, page 1020; 2 September 1970, page 904 and 6 October 1971, page 1999).


Mr Grassby - This answer replaces that which appeared in Hansard (Proof) page 3031.

(1)   The following table shows the number of aliens of each nationality who were granted Australian citizenship between 1 January 1945 and 3.1 December 1972 (includes children under the age of 16 years included on the Certificates of their parents).

 

 

(a)   Prior to January 1949 aliens who were naturalised became British Subjects. With introduction of the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948, all such persons automatically became Australian citizens.

(b)   Includes Byelorussians.

(2)   The following table expresses the percentage of aliens residentially qualified (by nationality) who were granted Australian citizenship during the period 1 January 1945 to 31 December 1972.

 

 

 

(c)   The estimation of the number of aliens eligible to apply for citizenship in Australia is based on a computer table, following the transfer of the manual records into computer system. Conversion to computer processing has resulted in a validation of the manual records previously maintained. This validation has resulted in some variations to figures compiled under manual methods before June 1972.

(3)   The following table shows the estimated number of aliens 16 years of age and over who are residentially qualified to apply for Australian citizenship but who have not done so by 31 December 1972. .

 

 

(b)   Includes Byelorussians

(c)   The estimation of the number of aliens eligible to apply for citizenship in Australia is based on a computer table, following the transfer of the manual records into computer system. Conversion to computer processing has resulted in a validation of the manual records previously maintained. This validation has resulted in some variations to figures compiled under manual methods before June 1972.

(4)   The following table shows the number of persons of each nationality (including children) granted Australian citizenship by naturalization in Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1971-72.

 

Note - The statistics in parts (1) to (4) relate solely to the grant of citizenship by naturalization. During the periods in question citizenship was also (i) granted by registration to 7,085 and (ii) acquired by notification by 5,512 persons from Commonwealth countries, Ireland, Rhodesia and South Africa. These represent a very small proportion of the total number of settlers from these countries.

(5)   The following table shows the number of persons (including children) granted Australian citizenship by notification in 1971-72.

 

 

(6)   The following table shows the Local Government areas in each State and Territory in which more than 100 Certificates of Australian citizenship were conferred during the twelve months ending 30 June 1972. New South Wales-

 

 

Note - 29,296 persons, including those covered in the Certificates listed above, were granted Australian citizenship in 1971-1972. This number represented only 9 per cent of those eligible to apply for Australian citizenship but who had not done so in 1971-72.

Universities: Dropouts and Failures


Mr Beazley - On 28 March 1973, the honourable member for Scullin (Dr Jenkins) asked me the following question, without notice:

Has the Minister for Education any recent information available on the number of dropouts and failures in each year of each school or faculty of each Australian university or other tertiary institutions? Can this information be made available to honourable members? Is any follow-up done of such failures and dropouts to ascertain whether they transferred to other courses or whether use is made of the training such students have received? In view of the large expenditure of private and public moneys involved with such students, will the Minister consider an investigation into the various aspects of the problem?

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

The latest information available on a national basis relates to the total full-time and part-time entry to all Australian universities in 1961. The results of this study are contained in 'The 1961 Study', published by the Australian Government Publishing Service in 1971. I will forward a copy of this publication to the honourable member for his information.

I have asked my Department to discuss with the Australian Universities Commission and the Australian Commission on Advanced Education, the possibility of having further studies undertaken on a regular basis.







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