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Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Page: 758

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Immigra tion, upon notice:

(1)   Has he authorised a review of the eligibility of prospective migrants for assisted passages?

(2)   If so, which person or persons has he authorised to undertake the review.

(3)   Will he list the terms of reference which he has authorised.

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

(1)   A complete review of Immigration policies and practices, including the granting of assisted passages, is being undertaken.

(2)   The review is being undertaken by the Department of Immigration.

(3)   The purpose of the review is to give effect to the Labor Party's approach to Immigration, as set out in the Party's platform agreed to in 1971, and the announced objectives of the Government.

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