What better day to become an Australian citizen?

Kiama Council is asking people who have had their applications accepted and have taken the Citizenship Test to consider making it official this coming Australia Day.

Each Australia Day, a special Citizenship ceremony is held in Hindmarsh Park as part of the day’s activites.

Najeeba with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Najeeba with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

The event always features an address by Kiama’s Australia Day Ambassador. In 2016 our Ambassador is Najeeba Wazefadost.

Ms Wazefadost, an Afghani refugee, is involved with a number of organisations such as Amnesty International and Australian Committee on Refugee Women.

She also the president of Hazara Women of Australia and is a vocal advocate for the rights of women, refugees and children in detention.

Ms Wazefadost is a writer, a regular panelist on the ABC’s Q&A, a finalist in the 2013 NSW Woman of the Year Awards and has also established her own childcare business.

More detail on other Australia Day activities will be included in future issues.

Details: For more information or to register your interest in being part of the Council’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, please phone Narelle Mousdale on 4232 0444

 

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