Our newest Australia citizens

Published on 19 July 2019

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Moira Shire welcomed its newest Australian citizens at a ceremony this week at the Cobram Civic Centre.
Since citizenship ceremonies began 70 years ago, Australia has welcomed more than five million new Australian citizens to its shores.

Our newest citizens – eight adults and four children – hailed from India, Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka and they took the next steps in their life in Australia at a ceremony attended by Moira Shire councillors along with Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed.

Mayor Libro Mustica said he was proud to induct these new citizens, who now reside in towns throughout the shire, with those communities strengthened by the commitment shown by this group.

“Our new citizens have already become integral members of our local towns and are active members or organisations and community groups,” Cr Mustica said.

“Through our Australian citizenship we all share a commitment to values including mutual respect, equality, freedom of speech and religion, the rule of law and democracy.
“our citizenship means we all belong to the Australian family and we can all enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of living in this country and having a say in its future.”

If you are interested in becoming an Australian citizen visit www.citizenship.gov.au