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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Kirwan (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(i)   How many South Koreans or other aliens were originally issued with permits to work on Bunbury Harbour Works.

(ii)   How many of these persons have now left Australia.

(iii)   Of the number of persons who left Australia, how many were replaced.

(iv)   How many additional permits have been granted since the dredge arrived in Bunbury.

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

(i)   Approval was granted in March, 1970, for the temporary admission of 10 South Koreans in connection with the Bunbury Harbour works. These included management personnel and specialists to prepare the dredge for operations.

(ii)   One member of this group has left Australia. He was the Branch Manager.

(iii)   One additional South Korean was admitted to take over the duties of Branch Manager.

(iv)   In June, 1970, approval was granted for the temporary entry of a further 10 South Korean specialists for employment on the dredge.

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