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Australian Officials Bar Large-scale Influx on Racial Lines

January 19, 1938
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Federal officials said today they looked with disfavor on any plan for mass immigration which encouraged racial segregation.

Their statements were made in connection with proposals, featured widely in local newspapers, for large scale Jewish immigration in unsettled territories. Such a proposal was recently made in the London periodical British Australia and New Zealand, which contended settlement by Jews would effectively counter Japanese land hunger.

Federal spokesmen told a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent that it was part of the Governments policy to examine the merits of individual prospective immigrants. They said they were opposed to settling of Australian citizens in national or racial groups.

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