OPINION: Population, jobs plan have all been heard before

By Graham Greenwood

WHEN my parents decided to immigrate to Australia in 1952 there were certain strings attached to gaining entry into their new country.

One of the criteria was that my father Norm required guaranteed employment upon arrival and while we stayed with a “nominated” family in Alberton initially, within six months we were required to buy or rent our own home.

Because Norm was a returned soldier he received help from the Repatriation Department in finding employment with the Austin Motor Company, working in spare parts.

After six months my parents bought a half-built weatherboard home in Ethelton, the “Bronx” of Port Adelaide.

Like many other migrants before and after us, my parents were hard-workers and quickly


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