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MIGRATION, THE HON. A.R. DOWNER, M.P.

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR

IRMAN OF IMMIGRATION PLANNING. COUNCIL.

Ξ.Ν.- D rury, M .P ., f o r Ryan, Q u een sland , has "been

a p p o i n t e d Chairman o f t h e Commonwealth I m m i g r a t i o n P l a n n i n g

C o u n c i l . ·

He s u c c e e d s t h e Hon. D.E. F a i r b a i r n , D .F . C . , M .P .,

who r e s i g n e d a s Chairman f o l l o w i n g h i s a p p o in tm e n t a s M i n i s t e r

f o r A i r . .

Announcing t h i s change t o d a y , 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, A.R. Downer, s a i d Mr. F a i r b a i r n had g i v e n

d i s t i n g u i s h e d s e r v i c e t o t h e C o u n c i l .

i n 1949, had had wide e x p e r i e n c e . H is c o n s i s t e n t i n t e r e s t

i n m i g r a t i o n and a l l i e d m a t t e r s and p r o f e s s i o n a l t r a i n i n g would

be most v a l u a b l e i n h i s new a p p o i n t m e n t ,

The Chairman, a s a p r o m in e n t P a r l i a m e n t a r i a n , p r o v i d e d

an i m p o r t a n t l i n k on economic a s p e c t s of th e i m m i g r a t i o n

programme b e tw e e n th e P a r l i a m e n t and l e a d e r s i n t h e f i e l d s of

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

r e l a t i o n s .

Mr. Downer s a i d i t was a f o r t u n a t e c o i n c i d e n c e t h a t

Mr. D r u r y was t a k i n g up t h e C h a irm a n s h ip b e f o r e t h e f i r s t

m e e ti n g of t h e r e c o n s t i t u t e d P l a n n i n g C o u n c i l , which had been

a p p o i n t e d f o r t h r e e y e a r s from 1 s t J u l y , 1962. The Deputy

Chairm en o f t h e new C o u n c il w i l l be Mr, I a n McLennan and

Mr. A .E , Monk."

I n a d d i t i o n to t h e Chairman, t h e new C o u n c il would

i n c l u d e t e n f o r m e r members and s i x new a p p o i n t m e n t s . T h re e

members of t h e o l d C o u n c il were r e t i r i n g . ·

The new members we r e ; -

Hon. J . I . A rm strong (Sydney)

M r . ' F . E . F o u l i s ( B r i s b a n e )

P r o f e s s o r J .N . Lewis (A r m id a le , N.S.W .)

Mr. T.M. S c o t t (N arrom ine)

The new Chairman, Mr. D ru ry , who e n t e r e d P a r l i a m e n t

2 .

Mr. H . J . S o u t e r ( M e l b o u r n e ) .

Mr. A.H. U r q u h a r t ( S y d n e y )

I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e d e p u t y c h a i r m e n t h e C o u n c i l w o u l d

a l s o i n c l u d e t h e f o l l o w i n g f o r m e r m e m b e r s .

Mr. B . C . B u t t o n

S i r A r t h u r C o l e s , S i r D o u g l a s C o p l a n d , .

, S i r Tasman R e y e s , Mr. A . J . K e a s t ,

Mr. W.Gi. G e r a r d '

i . . ’

Mr. J . F . L edger

Mr. R.E.G. Sho n e.

Mr. Downer s a i d he had a l r e a d y e x p r e s s e d th e warm

th a n k s of th e Government t o t h e t h r e e r e t i r i n g members, S i r

I a n P o t t e r , Mr. R . J . V i c a r s and S i r Samuel Wadham f o r t h e i r

i n v a l u a b l e . s e r v i c e t o t h e C o u n c i l , ' '

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

CANBERRA. A. C . T .

5 t h S e p t e m b e r , 1962.