MCC Welcomes New Citizens

Written by: The Griffith Phoenix


Dmytro Myronyuk, Hardev Singh and Rhea Huxley are welcomed to the community by Murrumbidgee Council Mayor, Ruth McRae.

Murrumbidgee Council formally welcomed the area’s newest citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony on Wednesday, October 12 in Darlington Point.

Taking the pledge were Mrs Rhea Huxley, Mr Hardev Singh and Mr Dmytro Myronyuk.

The new citizens had many friends and family members along to support them.

Murrumbidgee Council Mayor, Ruth McRae said it was an immense pleasure to officiate at the Citizenship Ceremony on behalf of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Andrew Giles, MP.

Councillor McRae described the ceremony as ‘profoundly moving, with each and every person proud and appreciative to officially become Australian citizens.

“It is a momentous milestone in what has been a long journey, especially for Mr Singh, who has been pursuing his dream to become an Australian for 12 years,” Cr McRae said.

“On behalf of the entire community, I warmly congratulate Mrs Huxley, Mr Singh and Mr Myronyuk in officially becoming Australians and wish them every success for the future.”

Mrs Rhea Huxley, who originates from the Philippines, was ecstatic to become an Australian citizen and said she absolutely loves living in Australia and has felt so welcomed by everyone.

“Becoming an Australian citizen today is beyond exciting,” Mrs Huxley said.

“I am so happy and proud to be called an Australian and to be living in Australia with my beautiful husband and children.”

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