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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 1475


Mr Grassby (RIVERINA, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

How many officers of his Department who represent Australia overseas have not yet become Australian citizens by naturalisation or registration and where are they serving.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

As at 28th February 1972 all Australian-based officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs serving overseas were Australian citizens by birth, residence, registration or naturalisation, with the exception of 6, all of whom were British subjects and citizens of the United Kingdom, serving in the following countries:

Burma

Philippines

Malaysia

Yugoslavia

Tanzania

Republic of Vietnam.







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