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Wednesday, 25 September 1974
Page: 1377

Senator BUTTON (VICTORIA) -I ask the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration whether he has seen newspaper reports that a large number of migrants have been charged with obtaining motor car licences by illegal means. As the migrants involved are all of Turkish and Lebanese origin, will the Minister take steps to ensure that the Department of Labor and Immigration advises migrants of these nationalities in publications in their languages of the requirements of Australian law in relation to motor car licences?

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) - I have seen some publications and information on this situation. As the honourable senator will know, the matter is largely within the authority of the State governments. I have heard of no case in the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory but I will ask the Minister for Labor and Immigration to see to what extent he can inform these people of the need to observe Australian laws and assist them where required.

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