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Australian citizenship convention of 1963 to be held in Canberra late May or June next year



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EMBARGO EMBARGO EMBARGO EMBARGO EMBARGO .

NOT' TO BE PUBLISHED OR BROADCAST BEFORE 6 .3 0 p .m .

SUMP AY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1952.

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER EOR IMMIGRATION.

THE HON. A .R DOViTYSR, M .P l· '

The A u s t r a l i a n C i t i z e n s h i p C o n v e n tio n o f 1963 w ould he

h e ld i n C a n b e rra i n l a t e May o r Ju n e o f n e x t y e a r , t h e M i n i s t e r

f o r Im m ig ra tio n , Mr. A .R . D ow ner, s a i d t o d a y .

. The h o l d in g o f t h e C o n v e n tio n had b e e n d e f e r r e d fro m ·

i t s u s u a l m e e tin g tim e i n J a n u a r y b e c a u s e o f th e v i s i t to

A u s t r a l i a o f th e Queen and t h e Duke o f E d in b u rg h , h e s a i d , ..

. The Queen and th e Duke o f E d in b u rg h a r e due t o b e g in

t h e i r t o u r o f A u s t r a l i a on F e b ru a ry 18 when t h e y a r r i v e i n '

C a n b e rra by a i r fro m New Z e a la n d .

M r. Downer s a i d t h a t when a d e f i n i t e d a t e was d e c id e d

l a t e r i n t h e y e a r f o r t h e h o ld in g o f t h e 1963 C o n v e n tio n i t

w ould b e a n n o u n c e d .

The 1963 C o n v e n tio n w ould be t h e 14 t h a n n u a l m e e tin g

o f A u s t r a l i a 's m ost r e p r e s e n t a t i v e C o n v e n tio n w h ic h h ad m et

a n n u a l ly s i n c e 1950 t o a s s i s t t h e a s s i m i l a t i o n o f m ig r a n ts i n t o

t h e A u s t r a l i a n com m unity.

D e le g a te s t o C o n v e n tio n s i n c l u d e d members o f

Commonwealth and S t a t e P a r l i a m e n t s an d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f e v e ry .

im p o r ta n t s e c t i o n o f commerce and i n d u s t r y , t h e t r a d e u n i o n s ,

c h u rc h and v o l u n t a r y o r g a n i z a t i o n s and t h e Good N e ig h b o u r Movement

th r o u g h o u t A u s t r a l i a , Mr. Downer a d d e d .

D e p a rtm e n to f Im m ig r a tio n ,

. CANBERRA. A . C . T .

S e p tem b er 9, 1962,