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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - October 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory The Good my rom no. 153 october 1966 special passage assistance program first migrants arrive under new scheme the first group of 19 migrants travelling under a new special passage assistance programme have arrived in Melbourne from Scandinavia by air. Migrants accepted under the programme received from the australian government up to $335 towards their fares for adults and $360 for children under 19. This brought the contribution paid by the migrants themselves to $25 plus any extra travel costs above $360 for themselves and their children. The minister for immigration or. Opperman said that since the introduction of the new programme on August 17, a number of single people and families had received the increased assistance but the scandinavian group was the largest so far to arrive As a party under the provisions of the new programme. The group comprised seven swedes two norwegians five finns and five yugoslavs who had been living in Scandinavia when they applied for migration to Australia. Satisfied migrants Are Best advertisement the governor of Western Australia sir Douglas Kendrew believes that a satisfied migrant is the Best advertisement a state can have to attract More migrants. Speaking at the 12th state conference of the Good Neighbour Council of Western Australia sir Douglas Kendrew said if we can look after them and make them satisfied they will ensure that a lot More migrants will come he said the task of integration should be tackled with patience and enthusiasm. Migrants have a lot to offer us and we have a lot to offer them he said. But we have to Bear in mind that As we try to integrate them we should not do so in the belief that we know report of meeting Page seven closing time for Christmas mails a. Six Many settlers will record first vote next Mont Many new settlers will have their first say in running the nation when they vote at the general elections on november 26. British subjects including australian citizens either by birth or naturalization who Are Over 21 and have lived in Australia for six months continuously should make sure their name is on the Federal electoral Roll and that they vote on election Day. At the same time Senate elections to fill casual vacancies will be held in new South Wales Victoria Queensland and Western Australia. To get your name on the Commonwealth electoral Roll you should Call at your local Post office or nearest electoral office and ask for an enrolment claim card. Fill it in and Post it to the electoral office. If you do not enrol you May have to pay a Fine. If you Are eligible to vote that is if your name is on the Roll and you fail to do so you May have to pay a Fine unless you have a Good reason for not voting. If your name is already on the electoral Rolls and you have changed your address you must Send your new address to your nearest electoral office. In new South Wales Victoria South Australia and Tasmania there is a joint Commonwealth and state Roll and the claim card you fill in for the Commonwealth enrolment will put you on the state Roll As Well. In Queensland and Western Australia there Are two separate Rolls a common wealth electoral Roll and a state electoral Roll. To be placed on the state Roll in those two states you must get a claim card from a police station or state electoral office fill it in and Post to the state electoral office. Youth sees Australia. Thousands of new settlers and australians Are getting to know their country through the youth hostels association of Australia. The australian hostels Are patterned on their european counterparts. They Are intended to give people a greater love and care of the Countryside by providing simple overnight accommodation for them in their travels the . Constitution states. At Garie Beach Hostel 30 Miles South of Sydney Barry Davidson from Belfast sings an Irish ditty to his wife Mary right. Looking Down with appreciation Are Rosemary Mckee from county Down and Bob Anderson also from Belfast. Although not of choir school Standard the Quartetti put their heart into their singing despite having just completed a Long bus walk. Full Story Page eight. for More branches the Good Neighbour Council of the australian capital territory plans to establish several new branches in the next few months. Inquiries Are being invited from organizations and individual citizens who want to help in the work of migrant integration. Ai present one Branch is being formed in the Woden Valley but it is hoped to establish other branches in the areas South and West of Canberra. The Good Neighbour Council already has a number of representatives living in those districts. However it is Felt branches should be formed to Cater for the local needs of migrants in the areas

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