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Tuesday, 12 September 1972
Page: 735

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many applications have been received by the Department of Immigration for working permits to be issued to foreign entertainers to perform in Australia in each of the last three years and how many have been approved.

(2)   What are the names of those persons to whom working permits have been issued.

(3)   Is any record kept of the amount of Australian money paid to overseas artists and acts during 1971-72.

Senator GREENWOOD - The Minister for Immigration has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   Statistics maintained cover only applications approved. The figures for the past three years are: 1st October 1969 to 30th September 1970- 525 persons 1st October 1970 to 30th September 1971- 516 persons 1st October 1971 to date - 592 persons.

(2)   No composite list of the names of the persons who have been approved for temporary entry is kept.

(3)   No.

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