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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - February 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory R t e e n t h a sponsor a migrant scheme the government intends to launch a sponsor a migrant Campaign. This was announced by the minister for immigration or. Tanner at the australian citizenship convention in Canberra last month. He is pictured below outlining the scheme to delegates during the opening session. Courage. And the decision to conduct a nation wide Campaign had been strongly influenced by the bring out a briton Appeal which was initiated in 1957. All migrants whether from Britain or Europe As Well As migrant societies would be invited to nominate a migrant for whom work and accommodation could be found by lie nominator. There were Over 450 bring out a briton committees now engaged in sponsorship. Or Downer said he believed that the achievement in sponsorship could be steadily expanded As part of he continuous process of immigration. Later in the year he would announce in detail How the new . Scheme would operate. Above this poster dominated the Albert Hall foyer exhibition by the National capital development commission. Or. Downer said that personal sponsorship had always been en-1 quest for people or. Downer said that some other government plans in the quest for More people were a the expected renewal of Australia s assisted passage migration agreements with the United kingdom the Netherlands. West Germany ii Alv and Malta All of which expired during 1962. A continued co operation in the work of the intergovernmental committee for european migration. Providing re settlement opportunities for refugees especially in co operation with the United nations High commissioner and various voluntary agencies. Spanish immigration would grow in the coming year. # in the present financial car it was expected hat 1,000 spaniards including 200 single women would arrive in Australia. Present arrangements for selection of Spanish migrants would probably need to he expanded to the extent of a full time posting of australian migration oni cers in Spain. The Pasi ear saw an Extension of assisted passage arrangements to Belgium and 349 belgians took advantage of the scheme. General assisted passages now applied to France and "54 migrated to Australia i n 1960. 61. Although in the past the French had not been a migratory people. ? Best abilities Call by governor general australians must concentrate their Best abilities and most perceptive minds to extending the scope and Power of the National Effort said the governor general. Lord de l Isle. Officially opening the thirteenth convention. Lord de l Isle said most people realised that Australia had not yet reached a stage where it could Rev on the natural increase of its people As. For instance could the United Stales of America to fill its Continental area with a population proportionate to its Livina space. The facts of history geography and demography were so Well known that they needed no elaboration and so were the inexorable limits to the Pace at left arriving at the Albert Hall Canberra for the opening session of the convention Are the governor general lord de l Isle left and the prime minister or. Menzies. Lady de l Isle is in the Centre background. Which Australia could achieve its goal. The lesson was what could be done must be done As Well As possible. People must use to the Best advantage every available circumstance which existed in this country and. Indeed. Australia was Well endowed. Unmarred he referred he said not Only o climate and space and the natural resources awaiting development but to the Way in which the life and history of the noun try had progressed and the kind of society which had been achieved. There were few countries in the world which had attained full and prosperous nationhood with their Progress from the beginning unmarred by War and strife Between contending Powers. He was not sure that every australian realised the profound difference to his Way of life which stemmed from the inherent peacefulness of life in Australia and the Lack of racial Contention

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