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Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Page: 761

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many inquiries have been received from professional people interested in migrating to Australia in each of the last 10 calendar years.

(2)   How many professional people migrated to Australia in each of those years.

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

(1)   Comprehensive statistics are only available for the period from April 1971 onwards. During the period April-December 1971 inquiries were received from 33,429 people who indicated that they had professional qualifications. Inquiries totalled 32,986 during the calendar year 1972.

(2)   Arrivals during the last 10 years under the settler statistical group professional, technical and related workers were:


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