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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2326

Mr Daly (GRAYNDLER, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Acting Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many non-Europeans have been admitted to Australia in each year since the change of policy announced in March 1966?

(2)   What:

(a)   is the country of origin; and

(b)   are the qualifications of those admitted?

(3)   How many relatives were admitted?

Mr Lynch - The Acting Minister for Immigration has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The number of non-Europeans admitted to Australia each year under the provisions of the policy announced in 1966 is:


(2)   The following tables show the nationality details of the total number of persons admitted and the broad occupational classification of the 1511 principal applicants:


(3)   2,608 dependants accompanied the 1,511 principals admitted under the provisions of the March 1966 policy review. In addition 5,026 dependants were admitted on the basis of family relationship to residents of Australia. During the same period 6,246 persons of nonEuropean descent were granted resident status following entry for temporary residence.

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