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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Feb 1 1965, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - February 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? minister visit Britain Europe he minister for immigration Opperman soon will make his first visit to Britain and Europe since taking Over his present portfolio. Announcing this at the australian citizenship convention in Canberra last month or. Opperman said that in the Light of Australia sneeds and intense worldwide Competition for people with the knowledge and skill to meet those needs there was a constant need to revise recruitment campaigns and arrangements with countries which Merethe source of Australia migrants. Or. Opperman was speaking at the opening ceremony of the convention in the Albert Hall which was filled almost to capacity. The four Day convention was regarded As one of the Best yet held. A Fuller report of the minister speech appears on Page three. Pictured above a Cross Section of the audience at Albert Hall during the opening ceremony. Now turn to Page eight for a photograph of an earlier convention convention in pictures paces 4 & 5 citizens of the year the this year australian citizenship convention waste presentation of the Gertrud Kumm citizenship award to a couple from Italy. . Salvatore Vasta of East Burwood Melbourne to a tremendous round of applause from the packed Albert Hall or. And mrs. Vasta who have become australians slowly stepped Forward to receive their award from the minister for immigration . The award was initiated in 1958 by mrs. Gertrude Kumm of Melbourne. It is presented at the citizenship convention to migrant who have made outstanding contributions to the Community. Or. And mrs. Vasta were chosen As representative of the Man new settler parents who make considerable sacrifices to help their children enter the professions,"mr.oppermansaid. Or. And mrs. Vasta s eldest son Joseph 34, graduated As a Bachelor of engineering at Queensland University in 1952. Their second son carmelo 25, graduated As a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery at Melbourne University in 1963. Their third son Angelo 23, graduated As a Bachelor of Laws at Melbourne University last year. Above left

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