‘Let us rejoice’ – Council issues open invitation to would-be Australians

COME ONE, COME ALL: Wattle Range Council has weighed in on the Australia Day debate.

WATTLE Range Council will welcome migrants from council areas where the Federal Government has stripped local government of its power to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day.

Councillors voted to support a motion moved by Mayor Peter Gandolfi to undertake citizenship ceremonies on January 26 for people living outside the Wattle Range Council area.

The resolution follows the Victorian councils of Yarra and Darebin being stripped of powers to hold citizenship ceremonies after voting to scrap Australia Day celebrations.

OPINION: No room for political agendas in council chambers

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