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Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Page: 761

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

(1)   Due to the substantial decline in the rate of unemployment, has he authorised officers of his Department to examine the question of the increase of the level of migration for (a) 1972-73 and (b) 1973-74.

(2)   If not, will he authorise an examination.

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

(1)   The migration program for 1972-73 has been reviewed. As I announced, the level for this financial year will be 110,000.

The 1973-74 migration program is currently under consideration.

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