132 Hills residents become Australian citizens

The Haq family were among 132 new Australian citizens at The Hills Shire Council’s latest citizenship ceremony on Tuesday 16 May.

The family, who were of Pakistan and American descent, joined more than five million others who have chosen to become Australian citizens since the first citizenship ceremony in 1949.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane said residents making the pledge were originally from more than 32 countries.

“We have new citizens from right across the globe, including Iran, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, China, South Africa, France, Thailand, Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Philippines and many more,” Mayor Keane said.

“Our Shire is such an embracing community and we are glad that these 132 people have decided to take the step of becoming Australian citizens and chosen the Sydney Hills as their home.

“I welcome our newest Australian citizens and I can’t wait to see how they will continue to add to the wonderful vibrancy of our region.”