Celebrating Australian Citizenship Day

Celebrating Australian Citizenship Day

On September 17, we celebrate Australian Citizenship Day. It’s a great opportunity for all Australians to reflect on the value of citizenship, whether they have become citizens by birth or by choice.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the commencement of granting citizenship to immigrants to Australia. More than four and a half million people have become Australian citizens since the first citizenship ceremony in 1949.

The department is encouraging new citizens to share their citizenship story on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the #AusPledge hashtag.

Releases

Contracts awarded for onshore detention services

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has finalised negotiations with the preferred tenderers for the provision of onshore detention services. Following a comprehensive evaluation of responses to a request for tender issue... Read More →

Immigration to visit south-west NSW

Immigration officers will visit Griffith in south west NSW on September 10 to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. A spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) said the... Read More →

Migration fraud reporting

The Secretary for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Martin Bowles, today responded to reports alleging widespread migration fraud. His comments are as follows:  “Serious claims have been made against the De... Read More →

Immigration to re-visit south-west NSW

Immigration outreach officers will visit Griffith in south-west NSW on June 5 to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. The Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) outreach programme enables people... Read More →

Immigration visits WA South West

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will present businesses and overseas workers with information on skilled migration and employer-sponsored visa options, as part of education and employment service information se... Read More →

Immigration visits to Gladstone and Rockhampton

Immigration outreach officers will visit Gladstone and Rockhampton from May 1-3 to stage information seminars on skilled migration. They will provide information about employer-sponsored skilled migration options, including the regional... Read More →

Sydney based Chinese migration agent cancelled

A Sydney-based Chinese migration agent has failed in her bid to have a decision to cancel her registration overturned, with the Administrative Review Tribunal (AAT) confirming the decision by the Office of the Migration Agents Registrati... Read More →

Immigration visits Gympie and Sunshine Coast

Immigration outreach officers will visit Gympie, Kingaroy, Nambour and Maroochydore on April 9 to present a series of information seminars on skilled migration for employers. The officers will provide information about employer-sponsore... Read More →

Immigration to visit south-east South Australia

Immigration officers will visit Berri in South Australia’s Riverland region on April 8-9, to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. A Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) s... Read More →

Immigration to re-visit south-west NSW

Immigration officers will visit Griffith in south-west NSW next week to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. A spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) said the C... Read More →

Santa's great Aussie investment

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection today granted an additional significant investor visa, just in time for Christmas. The recipient, Santa Claus, has committed to investing in local toy manufacturers as an alternative t... Read More →

Immigration to revisit south-west NSW

Immigration officers will visit Griffith in south-west New South Wales on December 12, to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. A Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) spokesman ... Read More →

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Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison congratulates new citizens on Australia Day

Australia Day 2014 celebrations will see a record 17 863 new cit… More →