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FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION

CANBERRA A . C. T .

NEWS RELEASE ON THE VISIT OF THE MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION,

' THE HON. PHILLIP LYNCH, M.P. TO'BRITAIN '

Australia had a very critical need for people for economic

reasons and, more particularly, to help develop a better quality

of life, the Minister for Immigration, Mr, Phillip Lynch, told a

B.B.C. radio audience,

Mr. Lynch was speaking on the programme "The World Tonight"

in London on 9 June at the start of a 16-day visit to Britain to

assess future immigration potential,

"We need more British people, frankly because Australia has at

this stage of our development - and indeed for the forseeable .

future - a very critical need for people, " Mr. Lynch said.,

Australians believed they were developing a concept of.a

better quality of life, which needed a far more diversified, more

broadly-based and larger population, he said.

British migration had been the real cornerstone of Australia's

total immigration programme, Mr. Lynch said.

In recent years sources of recruitment had been.diversified so

that now countries such as Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, France,

Germany and others were providing large numbers to make up the

total intake of Australia's settlers, Mr. Lynch added.

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Department of Immigration, CANBERRA. A.C.T. -

11 June 1970

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