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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 9. 1969.

Law reform

Law reform

"The first is tertiary education, in which they are generally very successful," he said.

"The second is to learn something of the cultural life of the community, and is denied by the Labour Department."

Mr. Lawrence said New Zealand's immigration policy was "pure racial discrimination."

Mr. Rennie spoke of the racial dis-harmony he had witnessed during a recent visit to Fiji.

"Despite a numerical superiority, the Indian population has only a quarter of the seats," he said.

Mr. Rennie said the motion was too vague and unsubstantiated.

The International Affairs Officer, Mr. John Eade, said New Zealand had a "fairly open door policy."

"In 1966-67, it was completely open door, and we were flooded with unskilled labour." he said.

"New Zealand has the same immigration procedures as anyone else, including the same passport."

Mr. David Butcher said he was, in principle, opposed to restrictions on individuals.

"They are impractical and generally objectionable," he said.

But the motion was insufficiently explained.

"The problem of immigration is the absorption of the immigrants into the society," he said.

The motion was then voted upon and defeated.