Welcome mat rolled out for newly minted Australians

NEW Shoalhaven residents from Britain, Mauritius, Philippines, New Zealand, the US, India and Germany made the pledge of Australian citizenship in front of friends and family this week.

Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash welcomed the 25 new Australian residents to the area at the citizenship ceremony. 

“Becoming an Australian citizen is a huge honour and I would like to congratulate each of the participants on making this exciting event,” Cr Gash said.

“Each citizenship ceremony represents a very important moment in the lives of the participants and one that will stay with them forever.

“Cultural diversity is one of the many exciting features of our country and I would like to be the first to welcome our newest citizens to Australia and in particular the Shoalhaven.”

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