Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very special night tonight The decision to become an Australian citizen is a major one Like other major life decisions, it is an
event which involves commitment, responsibility, public
recognition and a celebration of the present and hopes
for a common future These are the themes of participation and
inclusion And the essence of Australian citizenship We can all take enormous pride in your decision to become citizens today I guess it’s now over to you to contribute to our history and our nation This is one of my favourite – I guess, duties – as Mayor Is to come and share this moment with locals and each and every one of you today I really look forward to meeting each and
every one of you And celebrating with you Have a good evening!