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This Australia Day marks a momentous occasion for more than 12,000 people who are expected to become Australian citizens at one of more than 430 citizenship ceremonies being held across Australia.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke joined the Australian community in welcoming and congratulating these new Australians.
“Australian citizenship is a common bond that unifies all Australians,” Mr Hawke said.
Throughout the Mitchell electorate residents will come together to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day 2021.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said perhaps more than any other Australia Day in living memory, is a day to acknowledge we are all part of the story of Australia.
Reflecting on the extraordinary events of the past 12 months, Australia Day is a day for local residents to also give thanks to all those who have contributed so much over the past year.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local community organisations in Mitchell to submit an expression of interest application for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.
The Stronger Communities Programme – Round 6, announced in last year’s Budget, will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible applicants can apply for funding of at least $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000.
A great privilege to be sworn in as Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs in the Morrison Government. I am thankful to have served the Mitchell electorate for over 13 years, in various ministerial roles across a number of portfolios. I look forward to this new role and continuing to advocate on your behalf in 2021.