Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1960, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Flowers Bloom where Brambles grew migration . Expansion the Commonwealth government will sponsor skilled migrant tradesmen and their families for settlement in Western Australia in an Effort to help the state Speed its development. Announcing this the minister for immigration or. Downer said that the migrant intake Ifould be geared to the capacity of the state to absorb them and the Supply of local workers would also be a Factor. Or. Downer said that the West australian minister for immigration or. W. S. Bovell had sought a step up in his state s migrant intake. It was the Commonwealth government policy to meet the requirements of All parts of Australia for migrant labour to Aid development and satisfy the needs of Industry. Specific number to be admitted to Western Australia have not yet been decided or. Downer added. Expansion the determining Factor in considering the increase is the availability of employment. There is evidence of renewed expansion in Western Australia and in particular there Are opportunities for skilled tradesmen. Experience has shown that an intake of migrant tradesmen can provide additional employment for Semi skilled and unskilled workers. At the same time it is imperative that the intake of migrant workers should be carefully related to the absorptive capacity of the labour Market and with due regard to the availability of local or. Downer said that in recruiting people for Western Australia officials would emphasise family migration. Frequent reviews of the West australian employment situation would be necessary. The department of immigration would work in the closest possible cooperation with the department of labour and National service to determine the numbers and types of migrants who could be absorbed. Fortunately accommodation for migrants is not a problem in Western Australia or. Downer said. 7000 a year migration to. Western Australia has been running at about 7,000 annually in recent years but this has resulted principally from the personal nominations by friends and relatives already settled there. Now that the state government is anxious to promote More rapid Industrial development of the state by arranging a higher annual intake the Commonwealth government will supplement the intake of personally nominated migrants by arranging for the introduction of Commonwealth nominees who will be allotted to jobs in Industry on a basis that will Aid the development of the a fifteen year old Gerald spykers formerly of Holland now helps his father work a thriving commercial Flower Garden in the Dandenong ranges near Melbourne. Here he shows a huge bundle of chrysanthemums for Sale in the Melbourne Market now turn to Page 2. Be 8mli Jiei Jabour monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants no. 79 August 1960 minister Foresti i the minister for i Migra a i Ion or. Downer will visit i Western Australia from aug a 3 to 7. Hie visit is part a of a programme to meet i \ \ Grants in All states. Or. And mrs. Downer will i be the guests of the governor sir Charles Gairdner. Or. Downer will also Call on the Premier visit the Fairbridge j farm school at Pinjarra and e meet migrants in Industrial j plants. Accompanied by mrs. J i Downer he will attend a re a a caption by the West Austral Ian employers1 federation j Jand on August 6 he will Wel j come migrants arriving at i i Fremantle in the liner Aurelia. ? Scot Sells Australia a p.2. Greek Brothers make liqueurs a pm. Italian dub opened in Sydney a p.3. Dutch farm boys in Vic Toria App 4-5. A finns to Fly Here airlines in co Ops Cheme Australia s overseas airline Qantas and the finnish airline finn air have agreed on co operative arrangements to bring migrants Here from Helsinki via London. Announcing this last month the minister for immigration or. Downer said that the arrangement would become operative almost immediately and would help the air transport of finnish migrants travelling to Australia under the general assisted passage scheme. This very Welcome development will further enable us to push ahead with our drive to attract More finnish migrants or. Downer said the finns Are very Fine types of settlers with an excellent record of assimilation in Australia. Publicity we expect to receive about 1,800 of them under the general assisted passage scheme this financial year and i Hope that figure can be increased in the years ahead. This scheme together with publicity resulting from a recent visit of a finnish official and journalist to Australia should induce Many More finns to Migrate or. Downer said there had already been a Sharp upward trend in arrivals of migrants from Finland As a result of special earlier measures introduced to attract scandinavians. More than 5,000 finns had now arrived in Australia and the great majority of them had migrated within the past two and a half years. The numbers had risen from 256 in 1957 to 1,651 in 1958 2.317 in 1959 and More than 800 in the first half of 1960. Record this is a splendid result or. Downer said. It is the direct result of measure which my department has introduced to make it easier for finns to travel to Australia. One major stimulus was an increase in the australian government contribution toward the passage Cost of each migrant which i arranged at the beginning of 1959. The contribution was raised from �46 to �71 under the general assisted passage scheme. This was the main reason for the arrival of a record 2,317 finnish migrants in Australia in 1959."