Jim Forbes (Australian Politician)

Jim Forbes (Australian Politician)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alexander James "Jim" Forbes CMG (born 16 December 1923) is a former Australian poilitician. Forbes was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1956 to 1975 for the Division of Barker, South Australia. He was Minister for the Army from 1963 to 1966, Minister for the Navy from 1963 to 1964, Minister for Health from 1966 to 1971 and Minister for Immigration from 1971 until William McMahon's defeat in the 1972 election. As Minister for Immigration he was responsible for resisting British pressure to admit ethnically-Asian refugees from Uganda during Idi Amin's regime; he said, "Applications by Asians in Uganda will continue to be considered on their individual merits in accordance with our non-European immigration policies. These policies reflect the firm and unshakeable determination of the Government to maintain a homogeneous society in Australia."
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613657988X
  • 9786136579887