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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Oct 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - October 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration she looks after sick children Rne of the new australian nurses at the Woodside South Australia dependants Centre is mrs. D. Werstak Here attending to Little Blandis Ausrele. Mrs. Werstak had done nursing training in Europe. Engineers institution to assess newcomers the institution of engineers Australia has initiated a system for accelerating the evaluation of the qualifications of professional engineers among migrants. Many australian employers have not been in a position to assess satisfactorily the engineering qualifications of european migrants and the migrants have not known to whom they could present their qualifications for reliable evaluation. The institution has undertaken to evaluate the qualifications of engineers either before or after they arrive in Australia. A special sub committee comprising men with a knowledge of foreign engineering degrees has been appointed for the purpose. Enquiries in this respect should be addressed to the Secretary the institution of engineers Australia science House Gloucester and Essex streets Sydney. Migrants building Homes in country holding centres May give Aid to decentralisation placement of immigration centres in 23 Rural areas throughout the Commonwealth has resulted in some notable contributions to the development of adjacent country towns. A growing tendency for migrant breadwinners to build their permanent Homes close to areas with which the newcomers have become familiar May contribute to permanent Rural development. T he 23 centres of the department of immigration Are located in each of the Mainland states. Largest number accommodated at any Centre is 9,000, at Bone Gilla. Smallest number is 450, at Cairns. The presence of dependants centres has already assisted country towns and their industries. They have added to the Commerce of the towns and have assisted primary and secondary Industry. Growers in fruit and vegetable raising areas have praised the work of migrant women in the Fields and the processing centres. Migrant women Are also working in Industrial enterprises like those in Bathurst and Greta. On the social front australians in the towns adjoining holding centres have formed committees to help make the newcomers part of the Community. The two Way help Between australians and newcomers is creating Mutual respect and understanding. The dependants Are becoming additionally attached to their surroundings by the attendance of their children at local schools. That is Why when breadwinners travel Back to visit their families and discuss plans for building their own Homes Many of them Are being enticed to Settle in the area which the wives and the children have become accustomed to and have Learned to appreciate. W Australia has proud record with . Australia has been the second largest acceptor of former displaced persons under the International refugee organisation s resettlement scheme. Only the United states of America has taken More. The figures Are revealed in a report received this month of the four years of the operation of the . Since its inception on july 1, 1947, the . Has handled More than 1,570,000 refugees. Up to june 30 this year 955,178 had been resettled in other countries As follows United states. 282,818 Australia 177,311 Israel 122,770 Canada 108,892 United kingdom. 85,901 France 38,232 Argentina 31,701 Brazil 25,967 Belgium 22,430 Venezuela 16,967 other countries 42,i8g of the 1,570,000 refugees that have passed through the ., j 1,027,595 have been resettled in new countries or repatriated to their own countries. . Collects professional Register tv7hen the Good Neighbour Council of South Australia wanted a poster asking professional people to Register they asked former italian migrant or. C. Mirelli to design it. Or. Mir Iii produced this Effort. He gave fellow migrants a Good example by drawing himself As first to Register. The poster invites professional men and women to Register to assist the Council which is trying to have their academic qualifications recognised in the state. Aim of the Council is for new australians who followed o profession in Europe to have one year s training in Australia and then submit to a test. . New poster will Tell migrants about you a three Colour poster telling All new arrivals to Australia of the welcoming and assimilating facilities of Good Neighbour councils and new settlers leagues is being prepared by the department of immigration. Copies will be available this month. The poster will be displayed on migrant vessels and in migrant centres and hostels. Production of the poster follows a recommendation by delegates to the Jubilee citizenship convention held last january. The poster will carry a map of Australia showing the location of assimilation bodies. The types of Good neighbourly services provided by assimilation bodies such As Hospital visitation welcoming committees entertainment a will be illustrated by a selection of photographs. This will obviate the need to explain the nature of the work of the Good Neighbour movement in different languages. The poster will make it Clear that the Good Neighbour movement caters for both British and non British migrants. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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