Municipality’s residents conferred citizenship

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has welcomed 10 new citizens at an Australian citizenship ceremony as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2019.

Australian Citizenship DayThe conferees from Brazil, United Kingdom, Britain, Seychelles, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam became Australian citizens as part of a special ceremony at the Council Offices, Old Beach.

Mayor Foster said the ceremony was an opportunity for all Australians, whether they were citizens by birth or by choice, to come together to acknowledge what is so good about being Australian.

“There is no greater privilege than our citizenship. It’s a life-long commitment to Australia’s values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect,” Mayor Foster said.

This year on Australian Citizenship Day, we welcomed the largest number of new citizens nationally since the inaugural Australian Citizenship Day in 2001.

“We are a thriving multicultural community,” Mayor Foster said.