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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River welcomed 13 new citizens at yeaterday's Australian citizenship ceremony, as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2020.
The conferees from 7 countries, including UK, New Zealand, India, Italy, France, Spain and South Africa, received their citizenship during a ceremony at Margaret River HEART.
Shire President, Ian Earl said the ceremony was an opportunity for all Australians, whether they are citizens by birth or by choice, to come together to acknowledge what’s great about being Australian.
“Each year on Australian Citizenship Day—17 September—we reflect on the meaning and importance of Australian citizenship and the shared values that unite us.
“There is no greater privilege than our citizenship. It’s a life-long commitment to Australia’s values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect,” Ian Earl said.
Australian Citizenship Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the contributions of citizens to our local communities.
“Each year we are privileged to welcome new Australians to our growing community as part of Australian Citizenship Day celebrations,” said Ian Earl.
“I encourage everyone in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to reflect on and affirm their Australian citizenship on September 17 as we warmly welcome our newest citizens,” the Shire President said.
For more information visit www.citizenship.gov.au
New Aussies, Elisa Mariani and Federico Infantino originally from Italy with Shire President Ian Earl.
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