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.Not t o be p u b l i s h e d o r B roa d c a s t b e f o r e 6 p.m.

-Sund a y , O c t o b e r 13, 1963» .

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, . ■

THE HON. A . R . DOW NER, M.P-' ,

' VISIT BY SOUTH AM ERICAN OFFICIALS

' SEVEN S o u th A merican o f f i c i a l s would a r r i v e i n Sydney

on O c t o b e r 27 f o r a s e v e n - w e e k s ' s t u d y o f A u s t r a l i a n i m m i g r a t i o n

t h e M i n i s t e r ■f o r I m m i g r a t i o n , Mr. Downer, s a i d t o d a y .

" T h e i r v i s i t i s p a r t o f a t r a i n i n g c o u r s e o r g a n i s e d by

t h e I n t e r g o v e r n m e n t a l Committee f o r E u r o p e a n M i g r a t i o n , o f i

w h ich A u s t r a l i a i s an a c t i v e m e m b e r ," Mr. Downer s a i d .

I

"The p u r p o s e i s t o improve t h e p r o f e s s i o n a l knowledge of

n a t i o n a l o f f i c i a l s c o n c e rn e d w i t h t h e i m m i g r a t i o n and p l a c e - -

ment o f w o r k e r s which t h e i r c o u n t r i e s need f o r economic

d e v e lo p m e n t. .

"We a r e proud t h a t I.C.E.M.. h a s c h o se n A u s t r a l i a f o r an '

i m p o r t a n t p h a se of t h i s t r a i n i n g c o u r s e f o r o f f i c i a l s who w i l l

be i m m i g r a t i o n l e a d e r s i n t h e i r own c o u n t r i e s , 1 1 he a d d e d .

S i x o f t h e v i s i t i n g o f f i c i a l s would be from the-

A r g e n t i n e and one from. C h i l e . ■ ' '

They wore: .

Mr. J u l i o M o r a l e s , D i r e c t o r a t e o f S t a t i s t i c s and ■

C ensus, C h i l e .

Mr. J o s e O te ro ,. A r g e n t i n e N a t i o n a l D e p artm en t o f ' i

. M i g r a t i o n . '

Mr. Hugo B o n n e t , A r g e n t i n e M i n i s t r y of F o r e i g n

A f f a i r s . .

Mr. A lf o n s o von d e r Becke, D e p a rtm e n t o f I n t e r -

■ n a t i o n a l . O r g a n i s a t i o n s of t h e A r g e n t i n e M i n i s t r y

of F o r e i g n A f f a i r s

Mr. M iguel M a r i n c o l o , A r g e n t i n e N a t i o n a l . D e p artm en t

o f M i g r a t i o n . ' 1

Mr. E n r i q u e K n o w le s, A r g e n t i n e N a t i o n a l Development

C o u n c i l .

2 .

Mr. Leon Sayons," Im m ig ran t I n f o r m a t i o n and

P la c e m e n t S e r v i c e , A r g e n t i n a .

" T h is i s t h e f i r s t t r a i n i n g c o u r s e on m i g r a t i o n o r g a n i s e d

by t h e I n t e r g o v e r n m e n t a l Committee f o r ' E u ro p e a n M i g r a t i o n , on

b e h a l f o f i t s member c o u n t r i e s , " Mr. Downer s a i d .

The f i r s t p a r t o f t h e c o u r s e wa s h a k e n i n Buenos A i r e s ;

t h e second p a r t i n E u ro p e and A u s t r a l i a ; and t h e t h i r d and

f i n a l p a r t would be i n t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s ' own c o u n t r i e s .

" I n Ju n e o f . l a s t y e a r , I a g r e e d w i t h an I . C . E . M . s u g g e s t i o n

t h a t p a r t o f t h e c o u r s e s h o u ld be s p e n t i n A u s t r a l i a so t h a t t h e

p a r t i c i p a t i n g o f f i c i a l s would h ave t h e o p p o r t u n i t y o f s t u d y i n g

t h e m a c h in e r y and p r o c e d u r e s i n a c o u n t r y which h a s b e en a 1

l e a d e r o f p o s t - w a r i m m i g r a t i o n , " Mr. Downer s a i d .

I m m e d ia t e l y a f t e r a r r i v a l i n Sydney fro m E u ro p e , t h e

p a r t y would l e a v e f o r C a n b e r r a t o b e g i n a 1 0-day c o u r s e i n

m i g r a t i o n p l a n n i n g and p r o c e d u r e .

A d i s t i n g u i s h e d gro u p o f l e c t u r e r s would p r e s e n t t h e

c o u r s e . They would i n c l u d e S i r Samuel Wadham, f o r m e r l y

p r o f e s s o r o f A g r i c u l t u r e a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f M e l b o u r n e ,

P r o f e s s o r s H.W. A r n d t , W.D. B o r r i e and R . S . P a r k e r , o f t h e

A u s t r a l i a n N a t i o n a l U n i v e r s i t y , and s e n i o r o f f i c e r s o f t h e

D e p a r t m e n t s o f Labour and N a t i o n a l S e r v i c e , N a t i o n a l D e v e lo p ­

ment a n d , S o c i a l S e r v i c e s , t h e N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l Development

Commission, and of t h e D e p a r tm e n t o f I m m i g r a t i o n .

F o l l o w i n g t h e l e c t u r e s i n C a n b e r r a , t h e p a r t y would

v i s i t v a r i o u s p r i m a r y and s e c o n d a r y i n d u s t r i a l c e n t r e s t o

o b s e r v e t h e i n t e g r a t i o n o f t h e m i g r a n t w i t h t h e community

and t o se e a t f i r s t hand t h e p r a c t i c a l p ro b lem s and r e s u l t s

o f i m m i g r a t i o n , Mr. Downer s a i d .

D e p a rtm e n t o f I m m i g r a t i o n ,

CANBERRA. A .C .T . '

O c to b e r 13, 1963·