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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - January 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Sia6e is set for 1965 citizenship convention f Inal preparations Are being made now for the 1965australian citizenship convention to be held in Canberra this month. Three main questions for discussion by the 350 delegates will be a the meaning of integration. A the role of the australian Community in integration. A the role of the migrants themselves. A paper on these topics has already been circulated to delegates to assist in a Frank and full discussion on the theme of the conference which is every settler a minister s message in a special message of Welcome to the delegates to this years convention the minister for immigration or. Opperman. Said that the theme of the convention involved immediately the whole question of the 250,000 residential qualified settlers who had not applied for naturalization. Obviously we must consider what measures if any should be taken to encourage these settlers to acquire australian citizenship but i believe there Are much wider issues to be examined. We Are All aware of the principles and privileges involved in citizenship and of the methods already used to interest settlers and to inform them when and How they May apply for citizenship. We know also that among those eligible but not naturalized Are children of settlers who Are growing up to regard themselves As australians and we know that this in itself is an important reason Why families should become naturalized or. Opperman said. The practical aspects of these and Many similar matters had been canvassed at Good Neighbour movement conferences and at past conventions. I suggest at this convention we now examine critically not Only the attitudes of settlers but those of australians in pursuing the cause of integration. We should test by full and Frank discussion the Broad principles on which our integration policies have been established or. Opperman said. The convention will open in the Albert Hall at 10.45 . On tuesday january 19. Addresses will be Given by the Federal treasurer or. Harold Holt and or. F. M. Daly ., representing the Leader of the opposition. Two awards highlights of the morning will be the announcements and presentations of the Gertrude Kumm award for citizenship and the first youth citizenship award. In the afternoon the chairman of the convention or. K. C. Wilson Will introduce the principal speaker for the convention the president of the associated Chambers of Commerce sir John Allison. Discussion will follow and at 5 . Delegates and guests will be entertained at a reception at parliament House by the minister for immigration or. Opperman and mrs. Opperman. In the evening films will be shown at the hotel Rex at 8.30 . Wednesday will be devoted to group discussion followed at 5.30 . By a reception at government House by the governor general lord de Lutsie and at 8.30 a naturalization ceremony will be held at the Albert Hall. On thursday the reports of chairmen of the various discussion groups will be tabled Anco at 4 . Or. Opperman will give his concluding remarks on the convention. Good Neighbour Council delegates will meet that night and the following Day. Or. Opperman will address them at 4.15 . On the Friday. A digest of the convention will be published and a report and pictorial cover will appear in the february Issue of the Good Neighbour. ? make ours milk triplets soon Settle in get the spite rim triplets from Malta. Jenny Doris and Hyllis aged five pause for refreshing Glass of milk n their new Home in Elbourne. The triplets migrated recently with their parents and Sisters Rita 13, and Ancy. 10. And brother of 12. Hundreds of people in the department of Immi i i Gration s office at the Commonwealth Centre in Melbourne have seen and commented on the picture. The photograph on display there was somewhat j bigger than the one above. It covered an area of some 30 Square feet Melbourne decided. However that the picture was Well Worth sharing with other states hence its appearance in this Issue of the Good Neighbour. Melbourne " Herald " photo in a i a a i lit to suib to fluff Bill if i lilt t hit 111 111 111 111 i to i if it Iii till ii till i fill i ftvi1

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