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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 937

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minis ter representing the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

Did the recent Conference of State Immigration Ministers consider (a) the lack of uniformity in State recognition of non-British degrees in various professions, for example, Veterinary Science, (b) the need for uniform adoption laws, and (c) closer supervision of small loan agencies which disregard normal interest charges when dealing with migrant clients.

Senator GREENWOOD - The Minister for Immigration has provided the following answer to the honourable senators question:

Various aspects of the work of the Committee on Overseas Professional Qualifications, including the question of the uniformity of State recognition of overseas qualifications, were discussed by Commonwealth and State Ministers for Immigration at their Conference on 25th February 1972. In addition, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr D. M. Myers, attended the meeting to report to Ministers on the Committee's work.

(b)   and (c) were not among the items discussed at the Conference.

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