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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Nov 1 1962, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - November 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory A new scheme skilled Grant on worship details of a new sponsorship scheme to bring More skilled migrants to Australia were announced last month by the minister for immigration or. Downer. The scheme would help to overcome the serious shortage of skilled workers which was now restricting production and development in Many industries he said. Under the scheme sponsors in Australia could nominate friends or relatives in Britain and Europe who were skilled tradesmen in certain categories. The categories included aircraft mechanics boilermakers electrical fitters electrical mechanics first class machinists fitters motor mechanics Panei beaters Sheet Metal workers technicians toolmakers tractor mechanics Turners and welders. The main emphasis of the scheme was on the Metal and electrical trades where there had been a continuing and general shortage of skilled workers since the War. However there was also a need for other key workers in various professions and trades through Industry generally and All applications under the scheme would be carefully considered by the department of immigration. Skilled workers in the required categories and their families would be granted assisted passages provided they were otherwise acceptable under immigration procedure. Or. Downer said. Or. Downer ? on guard a for the Perth games a Graceful blonde from sudetenland on the czechoslovakian Border will represent Australia As a fencer at the Commonwealth games at Perth this month. She is 20-year-old Johanna Winter of Melbourne who has an infectious smile and a string of fencing honours almost As Long As her foil. Representing Australia will be a great honour said Johanna a naturalised australian who works As an Interior design consultant. The Competition a especially from the English and new zealand girls a will be Johanna s Sisters Rickie 21, and Val 19 who Are also outstanding fencers and her Mother will be at the games too a As officials in the fencing. Not new Johanna and another girl miss Janet Hopner of n.s.w., will comprise the australian women s foil team at Perth. Representing Australia is nothing new to Johanna or her Sisters. Johanna australian women s foil Champion in 1960 and 1961, represented Australia in the fencing at the Rome olympics. Rickie australian universities women s foil Champion was an australian University representative in new zealand in 1961. And Val was the baby of an australian fencing team which toured new zealand last year. Val is the 1962 victorian women s foil Champion. Val was nominated for the i960 games but had to drop out when the australian team was reduced. Started at 14 Johanna started fencing at 14 when fencing was introduced As a school sport at Brighton High school where she was a student by outstanding australian fencing coach. Or. Mike o Brien. A year later. Val joined and then Rickie. In 1958, Johanna became the youngest woman Ever to win the victorian foils title and was also second in the australian championships. In 1960, Johanna won the victorian railways Institute toils title. In 1961, Rickie won the title and. This year the Winner was Val. The Sisters dominated the australian foils championship in Brisbane last year. Johanna As the defending Champion in the singles event had to Light hard to Down Val whose performance was All the More impressive because she competed through the tournament with a pulled leg muscle. Rickie filled fifth place. Next year the Sisters will seek new fencing honours during a visit to Europe. Below fencing Sisters. Johanna Winter left Val and Riccie. No obligations imposed the scheme placed sponsors under no obligation in any Way. However any offers of initial accommodation would be greatly where accommodation could not be provided migrants arriving under the scheme would go to migrant accommodation centres or hostels. Nomination forms and information on the scheme could be obtained from Commonwealth department of immigration and Good Neighbour Council offices in each state. The reply paid Foi is would also be available soon from Banks Post offices and other Public offices. They would also be distributed in factories and other places of employment. Australia s accelerating development is vitally dependent on the availability of skilled workers and we must take every action we can to solve this urgent problem or. Downer said. It is fundamental to Industrial planning that there must be sufficient tradesmen for existing industries to expand to meet the needs of a growing population and for new industries to develop. This in turn creates a wide Range of employment opportunities for Semi skilled and unskilled workers in Many occupations. Because of the keen Competition for skilled workers among european countries today there May not be immediate spectacular results in terms of numbers from our Campaign or. Downer said. Stimulus however any significant addition of skilled workers can prove to be a stimulus to Australia s Industrial Progress. I urge migrants already settled Here and australians to think for Australia by thinking of the name of a relative or Friend who May be Able to Migrate under the scheme. By so doing they can help personally to set the Pace for the Prosperity and development of their speakers were All settlers at a naturalisation ceremony in Wollongong recently three of the principal speakers told the new citizens that they had also been migrants. One the mayor of Wollongong Aid. A. Squires said that he still remembered travelling from England with his parents and wondering what Australia would be like. The Rev. J. Ratcliff representing the protestant churches came to Australia from Austria in 1937. Police superintendent Elliott who gave the third address was born in new zealand. One Hundred and thirty two people received their citizenship papers at the ceremony

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