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September 17, 2020

Father Gavin Foster, Mayor Ross Williams and Ok Boon Kim

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Hunters Hill has welcomed its newest citizens at a ceremony today (17 September 2020), as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2020.

The conferees from New Zealand and South Korea became Australian citizens as part of a ceremony at Hunters Hill Town Hall.

Hunters Hill Mayor Ross Williams extended the welcome.

“We at Hunter’s Hill Council are proud and happy to recognise you officially and on behalf of the Australian people, I offer my warmest congratulations and best wishes as you share in our country’s future,” he said.

The ceremony was held in person, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

“We were able to hold a ceremony that acknowledges the community’s engagement and commitment to citizenship,” Clr Williams said.

Ok Boon Kim said it felt very good to become an Australian citizen.

Father Gavin Foster, a Chaplain at St Joseph’s College, said he was pleased to become an Australian citizen.

“It’s lovely to be even more anchored in Australia,” he said.

“I’m delighted.”

Australian Citizenship Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the contributions of citizens to our local communities.

COVID-19 guidelines on hotspot restrictions, gathering sizes and social distancing resulted in fewer citizenship ceremonies than usual on Citizenship Day in 2020. Even so, more than 2500 people received citizenship at more than 100 online or in-person ceremonies across the country today.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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