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Friday, 30 October 1964

Senator GORTON - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows -

Such material as is available for answering the honorable senator's questions has been provided to the Australian Universities Commission by the several universities. The bases of collection occasionally differ and a strict comparison between universities is thus not possible; nor is there complete information available within each university.

1.   There were no quotas for 1964 at the universities of Queensland - apart from certain restrictions on the admission of interstate and overseas students to the Faculty of MedicineNew England, Tasmania or the Australian National University.

For the other universities the situation is as follows: -

Sydney - 1,435 qualified students were unsuccessful in being offered a place in the 14 quotas imposed.

New South Wales - All qualified students seeking admission were offered places.

Melbourne - 758 qualified students were unable to gain admission. A considerable number of these, however, had also applied to Monash.

Monash - 354 qualified applicants were not offered places.

Adelaide - 21 qualified applicants, not admitted to the two quotas, one in Medicine, one in Physiotherapy, were not enrolled at the University in any other faculty.

Western Australia - No qualified students eligible for admission were rejected. Entry to the medical course however, is restricted to students normally resident in Western Australia and to South East Asian students who have passed the local matriculation examination.



New South Wales - The 120 applicants not offered places in Medicine were given the opportunity to enroll in any alternative course.

Melbourne - 121 students excluded from various faculties of first choice were admitted to other faculties.

Monash - There were 224 students who were refused their faculty of first choice but were offered a place in a subsequent faculty. Of these 81 accepted and enrolled.

Adelaide -50 students who were refused admission to the two quota courses were enrolled in other courses.

Western Australia - The two students excluded from a faculty of their first choice were admitted to another faculty. 2(c).

Sydney- Full information is not available, but 418 of the 1,183 New South Wales Leaving Certificate and matriculation examination applicants who were unsuccessful in gaining admission to the University, gained admission to the University of New South Wales, the University of New England ar the Australian National University. Of these 282 were admitted to faculties similar to those to which they sought admission at the University of Sydney.

Other Universities - This information is not available for the other universities, though from Melbourne and Monash universities jointly, 660 students were rejected.

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