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Feb 6, 2019 | Parliament


Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (09:52): I am pleased to rise today to welcome the newest members of our community who became citizens of Australia on this previous Australia Day. It was one of my first official roles as an MP to attend a number of citizenship ceremonies in my electorate. It was refreshing to meet and hear the enthusiasm, hope and pride of our newest Australians. These are people who have chosen our country as their own. I am pleased to report that there were record turnouts of people becoming citizens at the Knox, Manningham and Whitehorse events I attended. An elderly couple were 88 years of age. The youngest was just four. They are proud new Australians, and I welcome them.

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