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Posted in aboriginal, australia day, city of fremantle, federal government, local government by freoview on December 2, 2016

I find it quite amusing to read that the Federal Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke has threatened Fremantle Council that the government could revoke Fremantle’s ability to conduct citizenship ceremonies because it will no longer have an event on Australia Day on January 26, but instead a big concert on January 28.

The Ass. Minister said council could not politicise the national celebrations of Australia Day.

Citizenship ceremonies all over Australia are held on days other than Australia day, so I see no reason why the City of Fremantle should be forced to hold one on January 26.

I would also like to know how many WA councils and shires celebrate Australia Day with events other than citzenship ceremonies. Has anyone in the commercial mass media bothered to check?

Roel Loopers



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  1. freoview said, on December 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    It wasn’t accidental that I wrote that Paula. ; >)


  2. Caroline said, on December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    On radio it said as you say that the dates for ceremonies are different in different places.
    Seems like Turnbull is adopting the fashionable knee jerk bullshit fashion modelled by Trumpet.

  3. Paula Amaral said, on December 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    The ass minister sounds very appropriate.

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