Kwinana Welcomes New Citizens this Australia Day

2020-01-28T10:00:00

24 January 2020

The City of Kwinana will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2020 celebrations this Sunday.​

72 new citizens from 19 countries will choose to officially become Australian citizens at a citizenship ceremony hosted by the City at Kwinana's world class Adventure Park.

Mayor Carol Adams said that January 26 is a significant day to reflect on the privilege of Australian citizenship and what it means to be Australian.

"Australia Day is a time for us to give a warm welcome to our newest citizens and acknowledge the importance of what it means to become a member of the Australian community," she said.

Mayor Adams said citizenship is the common bond uniting all Australians, whether they are an Australian by birth or by choice.

An Australian citizenship affirmation ceremony will also be part of the celebration at the City's Australia Day celebrations, allowing all Australians an opportunity to publicly affirm their commitment and loyalty to Australia.

"I congratulate those becoming Australian citizens on making their commitment to Australia, and encourage everyone to come and join in the local celebrations this Australia Day," Mayor Adams said.

Pictured: Mayor Carol Adams and award winners Jo Marie Minney, Kai Best and Nic Marshall.

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