Australia Welcomes New Australian Citizens From Over 100 Countries
September 24, 2015
The diversity of the Australian population is shown in the Australian Citizenship Day ceremonies. During these ceremonies, there are up to 3,500 people from 108 different countries.
According to the information from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), there are more than 80 ceremonies, which are established in Australia.
The event is organized annually on September 17. It helps to increase the awareness of the meaning and value of Australian citizenship and Immigration in the community. The Minister Peter Dutton welcomed all the new Australian citizens, who agreed to follow the Australian law and pledged their loyalty. Furthermore, Minister Dutton said that this day was not only the day for new citizens, but also for current Australians to show their commitment to Australia.
“The day gives the Australian community an opportunity to reflect on the importance and meaning of being an Australian citizen,” Dutton said.
“Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to pause and reflect on the values, responsibilities and privileges we share through the unifying bond of Australian citizenship.” added Dutton
Since Australian citizenship was introduced in 1949, it has attracted more than 4.5 million people who have since become an Australian citizen.
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