City’s new Aussie cit­i­zens dou­ble

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Kensington Como -

AN in­creas­ing pro­por­tion of peo­ple liv­ing in the City of South Perth are new cit­i­zens.

The City wel­comed 550 new cit­i­zens at seven cer­e­monies this year, about dou­ble last year’s num­ber.

Mayor Sue Do­herty said the cer­e­monies were an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate cit­i­zen­ship as the common bond unit­ing all Aus­tralians.

“The cer­e­mony sym­bol­ises the sense of be­long­ing,” she said.

“So many Aus­tralians take our her­itage for granted and it is in­deed a priv­i­lege to live in a coun­try where we are free from the tur­moil that other places ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The next cer­e­mony will be held on Aus­tralia Day at Sir James Mitchell Park.

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