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Thursday, 25 November 1971
Page: 3763

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

At what centres and on- . what dates have migrant hostels been (a) closed down, (b) reconstructed or replaced, (c) constructed, or (d) placed on order since a former Minister's answer on 27th September 1967 (Hansard, page 1440).

Mr Lynch - The -answers, to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(a)   New South Wales- Berkeley, No. 1, 11th November 1967; Bunnerong, 24th June 1970; Unanderra, No. 1, 5th September 1970; Matraville, 3rd October 1970; Heathcote "Road, 19th December 1970; Bradfield Park, 21st August 1971; Dundas, 21st August 1971; Victoria-Brooklyn, 26th August 1970; Holmesglen, 23rd December 1970; Preston, 10th July 1971; Broadmeadows, 21st August 1971;

South Australia- Smithfield, 31st July 1971: Western Australia - Point Walter, 21st August 1971.

(b)   and (c) Blocks of family accommodation were replaced progressively on existing sites as follows according to commencement date -

New South Wales- Villawood, 19th August 1968; Cabramatta, 13th August 1971;East Hills, 1st July 1968;

Victoria- Altona, Sth April 1968; Maribyrnong, 18th December 1968; Nunawading, 24th April


Queensland- Wacol, 22nd July 1968;

Western Australia - Graylands, 15th November 1967.

In addition, two complete hostels were constructed on newly acquired sites - at South Coogee in New South Wales on 6th January 1970, and at Springvale in Victoria on 29th October 1970.

(d)   Blocks to replace outmoded family accommodation are on order for the current financial year at the Altona and Nunawading Migrant Hostels in Victoria and at the Graylands Migrant Hostel in Western Australia.

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