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Australia

May 09, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Joblessness Prompts Immigration Curbs: With unemployment at about 10.3%, the government will limit immigration in fiscal 1994 in an effort to help the long-term unemployed during the country's economic recovery, Immigration Minister Nick Bolkus said. Almost a quarter of Australia's 17.7 million people were born overseas and another quarter are second-generation migrants.

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