Buloke’s Newest Citizens

Buloke welcomed three new citizens at an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony held at the Australia Day Eve event, livestreamed for all to watch together online from the Berriwillock Community Centre on Wednesday evening.

In conducting the Ceremony, Buloke Shire Council Mayor Cr Daryl Warren said it was also an opportunity for all Australians to share what Australian citizenship means to them.

Member for Mildura Ali Cupper MP presented Citizen Certificates and a native plant to Rhealyn Rabanes, Carmella Capispisian and Mera Bartlett. 

There is no greater privilege than our citizenship,” Mayor Warren said.

“It’s a life-long commitment to Australia’s shared values, including respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual, the rule of law and democracy, and equality of opportunity for all people.”

Buloke Australia Day Awards 2022 Citizenship Ceremony

Above (L-R): Rhealyn Rabanes, Carmella Capispisian, Mera Bartlett and Member for Mildura Ali Cupper MP.

Aust Day Cr Getley reading message

Above: Cr Alan Getley (left) reads the message from The Hon Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs before Presiding Officer, Mayor Cr Daryl Warren (right), officiates the Citizenship Ceremony.