Australian Citizenship Day 2020 sees the Hawkesbury add 10 new citizens to the community

The Hawkesbury welcomed 10 new citizens on Thursday, September 17, as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2020.

The ceremony was held for new citizens originating from South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Malta.

Hawkesbury City Mayor, Councillor Barry Calvert welcomes our new Australian citizens through an online ceremony. Picture: Supplied.

Hawkesbury City Mayor, Councillor Barry Calvert welcomes our new Australian citizens through an online ceremony. Picture: Supplied.

It is the first time that Hawkesbury City Council has conducted an online citizenship program.

Each citizen received their Australian citizenship individually through an online ceremony with the Hawkesbury City Mayor, Councillor Barry Calvert.

"There is no greater privilege than our citizenship. It's a life-long commitment to Australia's values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect," Cr Calvert said.

"This year on Australian Citizenship Day, Australia welcomed the largest number of new citizens nationally since the inaugural Australian Citizenship Day in 2001.

"Each year we are privileged to welcome new Australians as part of Australian Citizenship Day celebrations."

Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on 17 September and is an opportunity for all Australian citizens, whether by birth or by choice, to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship.

The office set up for Cr Barry Calvert as he holds the individual online ceremonies for the Hawkesbury's newest citizens. Picture: Supplied.

The office set up for Cr Barry Calvert as he holds the individual online ceremonies for the Hawkesbury's newest citizens. Picture: Supplied.

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