Mayor welcomes 30 new citizens during moving ceremony

Citizenship ceremony

Thirty new citizens have been warmly welcomed to the Isaac region during a special Australia Day ceremony this morning.

Thirty new citizens have been warmly welcomed to the Isaac region during a special Australia Day ceremony this morning.

The new Australians proudly took the pledge at an intimate ceremony of more than 70 people at Moranbah Community Centre.

The Isaac region’s newest citizens came from 12 countries, including Nigeria, Bosnia–Herzegovina, China, United States, United Kingdom, the Philippines, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and Thailand.

Mayor Anne Baker said citizenship ceremonies perfectly showcases how vibrant and diverse the Isaac Regional Council area is.

“Citizenship Ceremonies are one of Council’s most special events, and it’s a privilege to be a part of them,” Mayor Baker said.

“Our ceremonies are a reminder that cultural diversity is one of the Isaac region’s greatest assets and we are stronger because of it.”

So far this year, Council has welcomed a total of 89 new citizens who now proudly call the Isaac region home.

Council, under direction of the Department of Home Affairs, conducts Australian Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year for registered applicants.

Australian citizenship represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future.

Since the first Australian citizenship ceremony was hosted in 1949, more than four and a half million people have chosen to become Australian citizens.

Any persons interested in becoming an Australian Citizen should contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 during office hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

For more details, visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/citizenship-ceremonies or call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

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