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Tuesday, 19 March 1985
Page: 544

(Question No. 14)


Mr Jull asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 22 February 1985:

(1) How many people sought to enter Australia without visas or appropriate documentation through the ports of (a) Brisbane (b) Townsville and (c) Cairns in (i) 1982, (ii) 1983 and (iii) 1984 and from which countries did they come.

(2) How many of these people (a) were granted entry rights or (b) sought and were granted refugee status on arrival.


Mr Hurford —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)-

1982 1983 1984

Brisbane 180 203 142 Townsville 15 7 8 Cairns 19 35 38

Statistics about the countries from which these people embarked are not kept.

(2) (a)-

1982 1983 1984

Brisbane 176 201 141 Townsville 15 7 7 Cairns 19 33 38

(b) Nil.