Big Smiles for Brand New Australians
by Brighton Council
On 26 January, Brighton welcomed two new Australian citizens at an official citizenship ceremony. Mayor Leigh Gray welcomed Miss Man Wai Lau and Ms Richa Karki and wished the two women the warmest of welcomes. “This is such an important pledge and we’re very proud to welcome you to the Brighton Municipality. We wish you a wonderful future as a citizen here in our local community,” said Mr Gray. Having lived in Australia for the last nine years, Ms Karki is happy to officially be an Australian. “Australia has always felt like home to me. Now I am officially an Australian citizen! A new journey has unfolded and I am thankful to everyone who helped me through this, “she said.