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Moree Plains Welcomes Five New Aussies

Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries Australian Day FlagMoree Plains will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2018 celebrations.

Five new citizens will choose to officially become Australian citizens at the Jellicoe Park ceremony.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries said today is a significant day to reflect on the privilege of Australian citizenship and what it means to be Australian.

“Australia Day is a time for us to give a warm welcome to our newest citizens and acknowledge the importance of what it means to become a full member of the Australian community,” said the Mayor.

Across Australia, almost 13,000 people from around 130 countries are set to become Australian citizens at more than 330 citizenship ceremonies on 26 January.

Cr Humphries said citizenship is the common bond uniting all Australians, whether you are a citizen by birth or by choice.

An Australian citizenship affirmation ceremony will also be part of the celebration at Jellicoe Park allowing all Australians to congratulate and welcome new citizens.

“Thousands of Australians are also expected to affirm their citizenship, bringing communities together in regional and metropolitan Australia.

“I congratulate those becoming Australian citizens on making their commitment to Australia, and encourage everyone to come and join in on the local celebrations this Australia Day,” said Cr Humphries.



Waterloo Creek Plaque Unveiling Postponed

The plaque unveiling at Waterloo Creek to be held at 3pm on 26 January 2018 has been postponed for a later date.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries made a statement today saying “the ceremony for the laying of the Waterloo Massacre memorial plaque has been postponed as further consultation with the Traditional Owners is needed to ensure that the protocols surrounding the way forward are properly adhered to”.

"I look forward to an event happening in the future, which is mutually respectful and understanding to all concerned,” said the Mayor.