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1633 Immigration Restriction Act 1901

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The Immigration Restriction Act 1901 was the first substantive legislation passed by the newly formed Australian Federal government. This Act was amended and clarified in subsequent government documentation.

The Act provides information about the conditions under which a person is considered an illegal immigrant, information about the dictation test and about who can be exempted from the dication test including mention of certificates of exemption. The document also provides general information about the application of the Act.

Source: Immigration Restriction Act 1901, The Acts of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia passed in the Session of 1901-2, vol.1, Government Printer for the State of Victoria, 1903, pp.252-256

Region: Date From: 1901 To: 1901

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