City welcomes new citizens

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Hailing from Pakistan, Sobia Zaman Khan, Fahad Fayyaz Khan, 12, Uzair Fayyaz Khan, 4, (front), Eman Noor, 9, and Fayyaz Ahmad Khan receive their Australian citizenship from Mayor Gary Brennan.
Camera IconHailing from Pakistan, Sobia Zaman Khan, Fahad Fayyaz Khan, 12, Uzair Fayyaz Khan, 4, (front), Eman Noor, 9, and Fayyaz Ahmad Khan receive their Australian citizenship from Mayor Gary Brennan. Credit: Supplied / City of Bunbury

Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Singapore, Philippines, India, England, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia and China nationals are among Bunbury’s newest Australian citizens.

Mayor Gary Brennan welcomed the 35 new citizens in a citizenship ceremony on September 17.

Among the city’s newest citizens are men, women and children.

Bunbury City Council hosted the ceremony as part of Australian Citizenship Day, held annually as an opportunity for citizens to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship.

Hailing from Pakistan, Sobia Zaman Khan, Fayyaz Ahmad Khan, Eman Noor, 9, Fahad Fayyaz Khan, 12, and Uzair Fayyaz Khan, 4, front, receive their Australian citizenship from Mayor Gary Brennan.
Camera IconHailing from Pakistan, Sobia Zaman Khan, Fayyaz Ahmad Khan, Eman Noor, 9, Fahad Fayyaz Khan, 12, and Uzair Fayyaz Khan, 4, front, receive their Australian citizenship from Mayor Gary Brennan. Credit: Supplied / City of Bunbury

Mr Brennan said it was an honour and a privilege for he and his wife Robyn Morris to share such a momentous occasion.

“On behalf of council and the community I welcome our new Australian citizens and am delighted they have chosen to call Bunbury home,” Mr Brennan said.

“Becoming an Australian citizen is a privilege and can be an emotional time for those taking the pledge.

“Being a part of this process as Mayor and first lady is a great joy for Robyn and I.”

Citizenship ceremonies are held to welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community.

The council’s next citizenship ceremony will take place in November.

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