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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration 40,000 from . In 1953 programme year s total to be 80,000 Australia s migrant intake for 1953 would amount to 80,000 and half of these would come from the United kingdom the minister for immigration or. Holt told delegates at the citizenship convention when outlining the government s migration plans for the current year. Or. Holt said that the government was principally concerned with developing a balanced and flexible programme. A r. Holt said that Australia s migrant intake i his year would fall into l our main categories. Two f these categories would be British and two would be e european. The main British categories Ould be full fare paying passengers and assisted migrants hese would each provide about 0,000 new settlers from the United kingdom. About half of the new arrivals irom Europe this year would ome to Australia under migration agreements. The remainder would be admitted As Landing i Crit holders. The Only change in the British migration programme would be discontinuance of the Commonwealth nomination scheme lid or. Holt. The minister reminded delegates that the scheme been introduced Early in 1195� to enable Australia to keep flow of British migration up the desired level and also to provide Australia with certain it Gories of tradesmen for the Wilding and construction trades engineering industries. Hands met however said or. Holt it would seem that these demands an for the present be supplied from Australia or from those looming out independently or As the result of personal nomination. While we suspend that scheme reluctantly the minister continued we still feel that we will be Able to maintain the desired rate of flow of those who come to Australia under the other method of assisted or. Holt made it Clear that although the government estimated an arrival of 40,000 British migrants there would be no limit placed upon the number of personal nominees or on the admission of British migrants who Are Able to finance their own passage. The minister said that there was an increasing number of applications for Landing permits lodged by new australians for 1 their friends and relatives in Europe. However said or. Holt j most of these applications come Jiromi Southern Europe and if an unlimited number of these people were allowed enter the country it is obvious that the whole migration plan would become or. Holt said that the permits for the first six months of 1953 would be restricted to 10,000 and in this Way a proper balance would be preserved. European migrants coming to Australia under migration agreements would amount to about 20,000, which it was estimated would give an All Over european migration of about 40,000 for the whole year. Newcomers help conomy expand Praise for Australia s immigration programme was Given in the recent quarterly Survey of the Australia and new zealand Bank limited in an article on migration s part in National development. T he Survey pointed out that net migration had accounted for nearly half of Australia s population increase Over the five years from july 1947. The flow of migrants the Survey continued had been an expansionary Force throughout the Economy. It had broadened the internal Market for australian industries stimulated a High level of demand for investment purposes and supplemented the labour resources necessary for the development of the country. The Survey then showed that a High migrant intake rate could be maintained Only through a High rate of invest ment made possible by increased capital inflow from overseas. Large scale migration was essential for the necessary balanced expansion and development of the australian Economy the Survey concluded. Essay contest readers of the Good Neighbour will probably be interested to know of the splendid response to an essay contest conducted by the new australian to give european migrants an Opportunity to try their written English. The contest attracted very Many entries and though the Standard varied the judges had great difficulty in making a final Choice from those in the top group. The winning essay will be published in the March Issue of the new australian and in the next Issue of the Good newcomers welcomed to help convention s Chance work delegates representing new australians summed up the Success of the fourth citizenship convention at Canberra in january in a Resolution which they presented to the final session and which was unanimously supported. The Resolution was As follows the migrants participating As delegates at this convention wish to record their sincere appreciation of the Opportunity which has been Given to them to make their contribution to the work of the convention. They feel that a close and continuing co operation Between governmental and private bodies dealing with migration and the representatives of the migrants themselves is in the Mutual interest of All concerned and contributes signally to the Success of migration necessary to the future of this great and hospitable or. P. O Keefe an irishman and one of the new settler delegates from the Good Neighbour Council of the australian capital territory presented the Resolution. He said he sincerely hoped that the participation of migrant delegates had added something of value to the discussions at the convention and As the motion stated that migrant participation in future conventions would become a permanent feature. On my own behalf As a migrant or. O Keefe continued i would like to say that i am fully conscious of the fact that conditions that i enjoy in this my adopted land have been secured for me at the expense of so Many australian lives and broken bodies. I sincerely Hope that i and All migrants will not prove unworthy of their great sacrifices. In my personal experience with the great majority of australians that i have come in Contact with i have found that if a migrant proves himself he will be Given a fair go we have inherited the world s Best working conditions we enjoy a High Standard of living a tolerance of the other Man s beliefs be they religious political or what have you. This is a free country. My wish is that we the new and old australians with god s help will always keep it prize Winner in Model contest seventeen year old new Aust ration Beauty miss Inna tensing of Edge Cliff who was placed second in a Sydney contest for girls without previous modelling or mannequin experience photographed on the promenade at Bondi Beach Sydney against the background of Sand and a quiet surf. Miss tensing who was born in Esthonia has been in Australia since she was thirteen. She is employed As a typist and translator at a Sydney broadcasting station but now has Hopes of embarking on a new career As photographic Model. She Speaks estonian russian finnish German and English. Migrants to attend Congress Jorl than 12 National groups will take part in the National eucharistic Congress to be held in Sydney from april 12 to 19. Sermons in their own language will be addressed to the National groups during the period. Representatives of ukrainian russian lithuanian hungarian dutch italian czech slovakian slovene latvian polish and maltese National groups Are preparing elaborate religious banners which will be carried by their countrymen in the procession and attended by children in National costume. European women migrants will be the Only women in the eucharistic procession. This honour has been Given to the newcomers so that they May Realise that they Are part of the fabric of australian life despite temporary barriers of language and customs. The Congress which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first mass celebrated in Australia also Marks the 25th anniversary of the International eucharistic Congress held in Sydney in 1928. The 1953 Congress will be attended by overseas prelates including archbishop o Hara of Philadelphia u.s.a., and the newly elected Cardinal Gracias of India archbishop of Bombay. The congressional procession will take place in Sydney on sunday april 19. Republication of an material used in this journal either literary or photographic is invited and no acknowledgement is required. For free stereos of blocks write to the Good Neighbour department of immigration Canberra , to a dirt the wooing of a off ton organisations

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