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Media Release - Hinchinbrook Welcomes its Five Newest Australian Citizens in June 2024

19th June 2024

This morning, Mayor Ramon Jayo proudly welcomed five new Australian citizens during a heartwarming Citizenship Ceremony held in Council’s Chambers. The newest members of the Hinchinbrook community are Mr Peter Miller, Ms Carol Vercoe, and Mrs Angela Chishanga along with her children Natalie Chishanga and Nathanial Chishanga.

The ceremony was attended by several Councillors, Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto as well as family members of the new citizens, who came together to celebrate this significant milestone.

“The decision to become an Australian Citizen is a major one. Like other major life decisions, it is an event that involves commitment, responsibility, public recognition, celebrations of the present, and hopes for a common future” said Mayor Jayo.

“It was a privilege today to formally authorise and welcome Peter, Carol and Angela and her children as new Australian citizens. I offer them my congratulations and wish them the very best for their future” added Mayor Jayo.

The Hinchinbrook region values and celebrates our diversity, and Council extends its heartfelt congratulations to our new citizens and wishes them all the best in their new chapter of life.

Image: (Left to right) Cr Kate Milton, Cr Mark Spina, Cr Mary Brown, Nick Dametto, Mr Peter Miller, Miss Natalie Chishanga, Mr Nathanial Chishanga, Mrs Angela Chishanga, Ms Carol Vercoe, Mayor Ramon Jayo, Chief Executive Officer Mary-Anne Uren and Cr Andrew Carr.

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