155 new citizens welcomed for Australian Citizenship Day

155 new citizens welcomed for Australian Citizenship Day

The Sunshine Coast welcomed 155 new citizens at a special citizenship ceremony held at Coolum State School today as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2017 celebrations.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the ceremony was an opportunity for all Australians, whether they were citizens by birth or by pledge, to come together to acknowledge what’s great about Australia and being Australian.

“Australian citizenship is a privilege – it’s a life-long commitment to Australia’s values of freedom, security, democracy, equality and respect,” Mayor Jamieson said.

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