Eight Cloncurry residents completed the final step of their citizenship on October 23 at the Cloncurry Shire Council.
Linda Nooteboom, The Hung Pham, Quynh Chi Pham, Thi Thuy Vu, Vu Tieu Phuon Pham, Daniel Ponce, Anthony Laman and Carolyn Cabanlit were surrounded by family, friends and community members as they made their pledge to become Australian citizens.
Cloncurry Shire Council mayor Greg Campbell formalised the occasion and congratulated each of the citizens for making the choice to become Australians.
"Australian citizenship represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future," Cr Campbell said.
"Becoming an Australian citizen is a major decision involving commitment, responsibility and public recognition.
"I congratulate all of you on making this decision here today."
Cr Campbell said the new citizens were from all over the world and it was great that they made the decision to reside in Cloncurry.
"We have a wide-range of citizens here today, including a family from Vietnam," he said.
"Why wouldn't people want to live here? We are Queensland's Friendliest Town, provide endless career and job opportunities and we are physically located away from the coast but we don't miss out on anything.
"There is always something to do, if its a rodeo, show, campdraft, student art show, races, and much more."
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