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CANBERRA

NEWS RELEASE BY THE MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION,

THE HON. F H I1 IIP LYNCH, M.P.

The M i n i s t e r f o r I m m i g r a t i o n , Mr. P h i l l i p l y n c h , s a i d t o d a y '

■ t h a t v i s a s would be g r a n t e d t o f o u r M a l a y s ia n s who·w is h t o t r a i n

w i t h S c h u t t F l y i n g Academy P t y . l t d . , o f M o o r a b b i n , . V i c t o r i a .

Mr. l y n c h s a i d h i s d e c i s i o n h a d r e s u l t e d fro m a r e v i e w o f th e. .

' em ploym ent p r o s p e c t s o f c o m m e rc ia l p i l o t s i n M a la y s ia , on w h ic h t h e

e a r l i e r . d e c i s i o n was b a s e d . .

" A c c o r d i n g l y , v i s a s w ould now be g r a n t e d t o f o u r o f " t h e '

- a p p l i c a n t s when m e d i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n s and. X - r a y " t e s t s , h a d .been . .

s a t i s f a c t o r i l y c o m p le te d " he. s a i d . ·· ·

■ ■ "T hese were b e i n g a r r a n g e d i m m e d i a t e l y . . . '

"A lth o u g h , i t h a d b een s t a t e d t h a t a p p l i c a t i o n s by f i f t e e n

p e r s o n s h a d been' a c c e p t e d by t h e Academy, o n ly f i v e h a d a p p l i e d

f o r v i s a s and one i s i n e l i g i b l e a s he d oes n o t h a v e t h e b a s i c

e d u c a t i o n a l q u a l i f i c a t i o n s r e q u i r e d f o r employment, i n M a l a y s i a a s

a c o m m e rc ia l p i l o t .

. " I f t h e o t h e r t e n p e r s o n s w ere n o w .to a p p l y , t h e i r a p p l i c a t i o n s

woujj-d be c o n s i d e r e d i m m e d ia te ly on t h e i r i n d i v i d u a l - m e r i t s " , . M r . l y n c h

' "Mr. l y n c h e m p h a s is e d t h a t t h e b a s i c aim o f t h e p r i v a t e s t u d e n t

p o l i c y was t o a s s i s t t h e d e v e l o p i n g c o u n t r i e s by i n c r e a s i n g . t h e i r ,

num bers o f q u a l i f i e d p e r s o n s i n f i e l d s o f s p e c i a l , need..

"The b a s i s · of· t h e p o l i c y i s t h a t t h e g r a n t o f v i s a s t o · p r i v a t e -

s t u d e n t s fro m o v e r s e a s com ing t o A u s t r a l i a f o r . s p e c i a l i s e d t r a i n i n g

depends-.upon' su c h f a c t o r s a s t h e sc o p e t o u n d e r t a k e t h e d e s i r e d

t r a i n i n g , i n t h e i r own c o u n t r i e s , t h e p o s s e s s i o n o f r e q u i r e d q u a l i f i c a ­

t i o n s f o r - c o u r s e s , and. l i k e l y employm ent o p p o r t u n i t i e s on r e t u r n a t

t h e ...c o n c lu sio n o f t r a i n i n g . , " he s a i d .

"'It' is,...import a n t t h a t t h e s k i l l s ' t h e s t u d e n t s a c q u ir e - i n t r a i n i n g

should:"'be p a r t i c u l a r l y n e e d e d i n t h e i r own c o u n t r i e s t o w h ich t h e i r

r e t u r r a i s . e s s e n t i a l . , on c o m p l e t i o n · o f t r a i n i n g . " ' . . .

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