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Booklet - 'Migration and Settlement Agreement Between Australia and Malta' Department of Foreign Affairs, 1970 Document Reg. No: HT 9144

Summary:
Booklet No. 18 in Treaty Series 1970 issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. It contains the Migration and Settlement Agreement Between Australia and Malta which entered into force on 1 July 1970. This 1970 Agreement represents a long line of such agreements, including Assisted Passage Agreements, entered into by the Australian Government and select countries after World War II in order to facilitate immigration from those nations.

This agreement with Malta follows on from the Assisted Passage agreement signed with Malta in 1948. It includes the establishment of an Australian Migration Office in Malta (at the Australian Government's expense), exchange of information regarding Maltese settlement experiences, equal rights under law, social service, industrial and health benefits, funds transfer, access to training and qualifications recognition. The agreement has been signed by Phillip Lynch, Minister for Immigration.
Description:
10 pages plus cover, staple bound, white cover with Commonwealth of Australia crest at masthead, black title text.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.90 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, white australia policy, racism, discrimination, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, australian citizenship act, racial discrimination act, refugees
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: legislation
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/TREATY SERIES 1970/No. 18/MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT/AGREEMENT/(Canberra, 14 December 1970)/BETWEEN/AUSTRALIA/AND/MALTA.
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1970
Date of Event: 1 Jul 1970

Date Treaty entered into force.

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