Published on September 24, 2011, By admin
On 17th of September, was the Australian citizenship Day. This year marks the 10th year of the celebration since the introduction in 2001.
This day was introduced to provide an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to celebrate and value Australian citizenship and the peaceful, prosperous and inclusive society we share.
Australian Citizenship Day is an opportunity for all of us—whether Australian by birth or by choice—to reflect on the role we play in building our nation and shaping our country's future as proud Australian citizens.
The 10th year anniversary of Australian citizenship day in 2011 was kick off by the Immigration Minister Chris Bowen where he held a special citizenship ceremony at the Sydney Opera House where 41 people from 16 countries became Australian citizens.
“Some 4000 people are expected to become citizens across Australia at more than 120 ceremonies on and around Australian Citizenship Day,” the spokesman said. “Through citizenship and affirmation ceremonies, we reflect on the freedoms, responsibilities and privileges that go hand-in-hand with being an Australian.”
During the Australian citizenship, newly pledged Australian citizens are required to swore in for the Australian citizenship pledge and then finally sing the national anthem - "Advance Australia Fair". We have provided the full version exclusively.
To become an Australian citizen, since October 2007, you must first pass the Australian citizenship test. Those who become an Australian during the citizenship day, we would like to congratulate them to be part of this great country.