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Thursday, 11 July 1946

Mr CALWELL (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) (Minister for Immigration) - I ask the honorable member not to be too censorious about ii particular item in the publication to which he refers. South-West Pacific has been published for a . number of years, and "has won unstinted praise by honorable members and honorable senators of all parties for the excellent service it renders in enabling overseas editors to print stories of the Australian way of life. Some honorable members opposite have asked me for additional copies of the very issue to which the honorable member has taken objection. It may be . that he finds grounds for criticism bv dragging something from its context. I ask him to read the whole of the article.

Mr Gullett - I did.

Mr CALWELL - I. am sorry that the whole article did not impress the honorable member ; but we cannot picture Australia solely as it is seen in Sydney and Melbourne. The Government does not intend to commit the criminal mistake of past governments which attempted to attract migrants to Australia by publishing photographs of Parliament House, Canberra, and representing the building as a typical squatter's home in Australia.

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