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Wednesday, 11 October 1972
Page: 1406

Senator MULVIHILL (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration. Does the recent United States Government decision to tighten up on traveller visa procedures make conditions for Australians entering the United States more restrictive than those under the procedures that operate when United States citizens enter Australia?

Senator GREENWOOD - It is true that there have been some recent changes in relation to entry to the United States but I think the position should be recognised. Australia allows overseas travellers to enter without visas and spend up to 72 hours in this country while in transit to other countries. The recent United States decision means that it has temporarily ended a situation whereby Australians and other travellers may spend up to 10 days in the United States while in transit to other countries.

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