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Wednesday, 17 April 1985
Page: 1342

(Question No. 463)


Mr Maher asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 26 March 1985:

(1) Which areas of Australia have been identified by State or Territory Governments as designated areas for settlement by migrants.

(2) Do all areas so designated attract a scale of 6 on the migration points system; if not, what points have been awarded for each designated area.


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

(1) The application of bonus points for designated areas is under review but, pending the outcome of the review, the following areas of Australia have been identified by State/Territory Governments as designated areas for settlement by migrants:

Northern Territory

Western Australia, outside Perth metropolitan area

Queensland, outside Brisbane city area.

(2) All designated areas attract 6 points on the migration points system provided the applicants can produce convincing evidence that they intend to settle in these areas.