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Monday, 13 September 1971
Page: 1157

Mr Keith Johnson (BURKE, VICTORIA) - Has the Minister for Immigration read a report in today's Press of the refusal by his Department to grant citizenship to Greek born Nick Karajas of Victoria? Is he aware that this man has ' lived in Australia for many years and has served in the Australian armed forces against Australia's enemies? Does he know that this man's wife is a naturalised Australian and that his children are Australians by birth? As no reason for refusal to naturalise Nick Karajas has been given and as his only disadvantage is his inability to vote in all elections, will the Minister reconsider his decision to refuse this man Australian citizenship?

Dr FORBES - The case of this person has been considered at least half a dozen times to my knowledge and probably by as many Ministers. They have all come to the same decision, which is 'no'.

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