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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 2. March 13, 1952

Asia is Our Neighbour

Asia is Our Neighbour

The Pacific area is bounded by the Americas, Asia and Australia and New Zealand, the latter being underpopulated and blessed with a high standard of living must realise that they have no right to restrict Asian immigration while they are not using the land themselves.

To this thought in the minds of those who read the Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement for 1951 Mr. Harker M.P. added much factual information and suggested other lines of discussion, our responsibility to grow and export food to Asia, to assist in education and insist on religious rights for all, to increase our immigration while working for the intensive development of Asia's potential.

Faced with these suggestions discussion was practical and the thesis that New Zealand and Australia had twenty years in which to act or be absorbed in Asia made the problem appear more immediate.