60 people who are residents of Unley, and originating from no fewer then 24 countries from around the world, have pledged the allegiance to the lucky country.
Last Thursday night the City of Unley hosted it’s third citizenship ceremony for the year. Normally hosting only two ceremonies we needed to squeeze a third in. And this third round …. to provide 60 people, yes 60 people, the chance to pledge to Australia.
Unley has, as the latest census reveals, seen an increase in their ethnic population. People from around the world are calling Unley their home.
Participants were welcomed by local members of state parliament David Pisoni and Steph Key as they were by Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne. They had their photos taken of the mayor handing them their citizenship certificates.
Well provisional certificates it turns out because the Federal Government have been side tracked lately by a thing called an election. They will soon receive the authentic certificates they were promised.
What is really great is that these people are choosing not only to call Australia home but to buy into the country by becoming a citizen of Australia.
I find this quite exciting.
Well done to all my newest neighbours. Welcome to the City of Unley.