Moira Shire welcomed its newest Australian citizens at a special ceremony last week at the Cobram Civic Centre.
Originally from countries including Nepal, Malaysia, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, Chile and the Philippines, the group took the next steps in their life in Australia by becoming citizens at a ceremony attended by Moira Shire Councillors along with Member for Murray Damian Drum and Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy.
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 of sporting 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.