Strength in our area’s cultural diversity
DALBY welcomed 26 new citizens into the Aussie fold at the citizenship ceremony as part of the multicultural Delicious and Delightful Festival last weekend.
Mayor Paul McVeigh officiated the ceremony and welcomed people from India, the Philippines, the UK, Ireland, Iran, Cambodia and the Netherlands as Dalby’s newest Australian citizens.
“Australia stands proud in today’s world, recognised for defending the values, rights and obligations which will stand us in good stead, for as long as we embrace them,” Cr McVeigh said.
“The history and culture of Australia has been forged over thousands of years, first through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and more recently, with people from the four corners of the earth.”
“Australians are proud of having survived and thrived as a nation,” he said.
The 26 new citizens took the pledge of commitment and were presented with certificates and a Robyn Gordon grevillea, the floral emblem of Western Downs.
WELCOMING: Mayor Paul McVeigh.