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Thursday, 24 May 1973
Page: 2673

Mr James asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   Was an Asian named Raymond Chan, who is not naturalised, convicted in the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court in June 1972 and sentenced to 6 years hard labour on each of 3 charges of administering a stupefying drug with intent to commit robbery.

(2)   If so, has consideration been given to deporting the prisoner.

(3)   Was the crime unique in the annals of Australian criminal history.

(4)   Prior to arrest in the Australian Capital Territory, did Mr Chan abscond in Victoria when on bail of $1,500 provided by his wealthy, and influential parents.

(5)   When did Mr Chan's parents and other members of his family migrate to Australia.

(6)   Who sponsored them.

(7)   What were their special qualifications to gain admission.

(8)   Did they migrate from Mainland China or Hong Kong.

(9)   Which migration officer handled the recommendations which enabled the family to migrate.

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

I am informed that as Mr Chan's case is pending appeal it is sub judice. It would therefore not be proper for me to reply until the matt* has been dealt with by the Court.

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