Welcome to our Four Newest Aussie Citizens
Published on 16 September 2022
Mansfield Shire Council last week welcomed four new citizens as part of a Citizenship Ceremony held on 14 September.
As a sign of our ever-growing multi-cultural community, the four new citizens originated from Switzerland, France, China and Denmark. A large number of family and friends attended the ceremony to witness the conferees make their pledge to became Australian citizens.
Mayor Cr James Tehan officiated at the ceremony and congratulated our newest citizens on pledging their loyalty to Australia and making the commitment to being a part of Australia’s future.
“Inducting citizens into our Australian family at a Citizenship Ceremony is one of the highlights of performing my civic duty as Mayor and it’s a privilege to be a part of such a significant day for these community members,” he said.
“Council is committed to making sure the ceremony is a special and memorable occasion for our community members as they decide to call Australia, and indeed Mansfield Shire, their home.
“While respecting their own heritage and diversity, I encourage them to embrace the Australian values and to speak up for what they believe in, as is their right as Australian citizens.”
Each of the new citizens were presented with their certificate, a citizenship coin and native plant by Deputy Mayor Cr Mark Holcombe and Cr Steve Rabie to commemorate their special day. Susan Ingleton from the Northeast Multicultural Society was also on hand to present them with a welcome pack.
For more information about Australian Citizenship phone 131 880 or visit immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
Pictured L-R: Sophie Lacorne, Anna Lise Andreasen, Mayor Cr James Tehan, Heum Kim and Franziska Weiss