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Thursday, 25 March 1965

Senator AYLETT (TASMANIA) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration. I would like to ask him whether, as alleged in a statement issued by the Minister for Immigration at the Australian Citizenship Convention, there are about 250 undesirable migrants in Australia who will not receive naturalisation papers because the Department of Immigration will oppose applications for them? Can the Minister inform the Senate whether this statement is true, and will he give all the reasons why these migrants would be classed as undesirable migrants? Would migrants who boast of the fact that they are foreigners, who say that they are proud of that fact and intend to remain foreigners, and who threaten to murder people who say anything that displeases them - such as one migrant I can bring to mind, Manus Vasiliou - be classed in the category of undesirable migrants?

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