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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

When and where and on what grounds were applications lodged and decisions made concerning the entry of (a) the husband and (b) the wife whose cases were mentioned in the New Zealand House of Representatives on 8th July 1970 (New Zealand Hansard, page 1627).

Mr Lynch - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   The husband did not have to apply for permission to enter Australia - see answer provided to Question No. 1121.

(b)   The wife applied on 21st May 1970 to the Australian Trade Commissioner's Office, Auckland, and on the same date entry was approved subject to satisfying medical requirements. Medical forms were provided to her on the same date but were not returned until 9th October. On 13th October she was asked to send her passport for endorsement with permission to enter Australia. On 16th October the passport was received, endorsed and returned to her.

Bunbury Harbour Works:

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