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Wednesday, 4 April 1973
Page: 1110

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

(1)   Has he sent new instructions to every post and every country in the world that prospective migrants are to regard themselves as apprentice citizens.

(2)   If not, did he at any time say that new instructions of this nature had been sent.

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

On 31st January I announced that new procedures would be introduced for the determination of applications to migrate to Australia. Under these procedures, one of the five basic requirements to be met by migrants is that they should have a sincere intention of making a permanent home in Australia, and joining the Australian family through citizenship. All overseas posts have been instructed to implement the new procedures as soon as it is administratively practicable.

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