Australian citizenship ceremony (2/2)

Australian citizenship ceremony (2/2)


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this evening’s
Citizenship Ceremony. This evening’s ceremony
will be conducted by His Worship
Mayor Morris Hanna, OAM and I ask you to be upstanding
to welcome the mayor. As the Mayor of Marrickville I would like to begin by firstly
welcoming you all to our community and secondly, I would like to
acknowledge that we meet today on the traditional land of the
Gadigal Aboriginal people. Australian citizenship represents formal membership of the community
of Commonwealths of Australia. It is a common bond involving
reciprocal rights and obligations uniting all Australians
while respecting their diversity. Persons granted
Australian citizenship enjoy this right and undertakes
to accept this obligation by pledging loyalty
to Australia and its people and by sharing
their democratic beliefs and by respecting their rights
and liberties and by upholding and
obeying the law of Australia. I ask everyone taking the oath,
those with a green name tag, to be upstanding
and repeat the pledge after me. From this time forward under God I pledge my loyalty
to Australia and its people whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws
I will uphold and obey. Thank you. Please be seated. Those of you taking the affirmation,
those with orange name tags, please stand
and repeat the pledge after me. From this time forward I pledge my loyalty
to Australia and its people whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws
I will uphold and obey. Thank you. Please be seated. It’s my distinct pleasure to present
our newest Australians. June Kuong Lee. Ming Lai. Michael Iwan Suchari.

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