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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - July 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Or immigration target 1955-56 is raised to 125,000 the minister for immigration or. Holt has announced that Federal Cabinet has decided that Australia s immigration programme for the financial year 1955-56 will be based on an intake of 125,000 migrants. This total will comprise 70,000 assisted passage migrants and an estimated 55,000 full fare paying passenger migrants. 11. Holt said " 1 lie pro gramme Sii Ould provide in association with natural increase a net population increase of approximately 2.4 Ier cent. " 1 he programme originally planned Lor Llie previous financial year was 100,000, but As labour shortages developed this was ii creased to 115,000, in order to meet the requirements of essential industries and services. Included in the revised figure of j j 5,000 were 50,000 l Ull i Are migrants and 65,000 assisted migrants. Latest indications Are that the target of assisted migrants will be met and possibly exceeded by a Lew hundreds. 1 he intake of Lull fare passengers which has responded to buoyant economic conditions inside Australia has exceeded the earlier estimates by approximately 5,000, making an intake Lor the financial Vear of approximately 120,500. " j he upward adjustment made in the programme last year meant a larger intake in the second half 1 the ear. Australia should be Able to achieve the higher target now planned without increasing the current Rale of intake and without adding substantially to pressures on the Economy which have been coped with Over recent months. Indeed the higher intake of assisted passage migrants should assist the Economy by making labour available in the areas and industries where it is most urgently required. Large scale immigration is accepted unhesitatingly by most australians As imperative for our development and defence. 1 Here will be general approval for a programme of this magnitude. 1 he Community As a whole hares the Confidence of the government that Australia can Success uhf absorb continued population growth on the Cale proposed. In coming to its decision the government had before it in or mation revealing that our rate creation of capital services houses Power generation and Industrial capital and so on is not Only keeping Pace with the new demands resulting from population increase but is making useful reductions in backlogs that accumulated during the War and immediate Post War years. Three fourths of the additions to our work Lorce in the Post War years have come from migration. If our expansion is not to be halted then we must maintain from migration a Supply of labour to All j tons of Industry. Am Able to report that despite increasing Prosperity in Europe Australia has maintained its attraction Lor the most desirable types of migrants. Due to the Good reports sent Home from the earlier migrants and to very favourable publicity Australia has never stood higher with individual migrants the governments of countries of migration and the International bodies associated with this work. Yve should have Good prospects therefore of securing a Well balanced selection of suitable a a. Ill Hull is incorporated l e i c the new australian the monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants r t o 19 Canberra july 1955 honour for . Of Queensland As part of their activities in celebrating rotary s Olden anniversary the South Brisbane rotary club elected a person and an organisation deemed to have intr buted most in the state of Queensland to inter zonal Goodwill. The selected organisation was new settlers league and the acted person was or. Wainright state president of the ague. Resident of the International Smittee in the rotary glub Simpson said that few Ori nations had contributed so towards International under Ding s had the league. The Success of their work of assimilating migrants into the Community was a major Factor in building up the prestige of this country in the eyes of other nations he said. Or. Simpson went on to declare that the Success of the league could be attributed in no Small measure to the leadership and enthusiasm of or. Wainwright. But Ante meets if minister on the Friday of its International Art festival week the australian cultural association staged a concert Ball Oik festival at the Sydney town Hall. Ten debutantes came from eight different countries were presented to mister for immigration or. Holt who was accompanied Holt. The debutantes were australian croatian hungarian finnish latvian slovak and White rus there were a dutch and an italian Flower girl. The be shows or. And mrs. Holt talking to miss Gizella h who came from Hungary four years ago. Daily Telegraph Midure. And still they come still they come. And they will come in even greater numbers with the increase in Australia s immigration target for the year 1955-56. Dockside scenes such As this will become even More familiar. This picture shows newcomers from the Netherlands disembarking from the dutch ship Zui Dekruis and about to begin a new life in a new land. Australians Icem s Best customer Australia now stands first among the countries which receive migrants through the inter governmental committee for european migration. Over one third of the migrants expected to be moved by . In its 195 5 programme will come to Australia. . Which Lias " a Mem her nations proposes to resettle i42,l i5 persons this Vear. Of these 49,180 will come this country. Other major receiving countries Are United slates 34,5 30 Argentina 17.335 Hrail 12j8c Canada m.935 Venezuela a 105. Italy and Trieste will provide 50,40 migrants in the . Programme Cie Manv 36.84 j Austria 18,240 Greece 12,435 Netherlands 11.010 and the remainder will come from other areas. I he programme adopted raised Australia s migrant intake under to .l.m. Auspices by 18,000 Over the 31,000 estimate made at the Start of the year. When the Deputy director of ., m. Pierre Jacobsen was in Australia earlier this year he gave the warning that improved conditions in Europe had reduced the incentive for emigration. He painted out that skilled workers Weie wanted in their own countries to build up their economics. At that time he was Given a tentative figure of the numbers that Australia could take through his committee with the understanding that the figure might be revised when Australia s immigration target for 1955-56 details on this Page was decided. Chief of Mission of . In Australia or. C. C. Wendling says a the work of . Is of course world wide. The committee has to consider a multitude of detail concerning Many countries and their needs when drawing up its plans. Australia As a regular customer with a steady demand helps to facilitate our work. Australia s expanding Economy and smooth assimilation enables it to estimate its needs of . Help fairly Well in Advance. And that in turn helps us in our Long Range planning with All its implications of recruiting checking and ". Is very Hap pwt contribute to such an extent the australian immigration prvs h gramme and looks Forward Confidence to an Ever increase Rte

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