New citizens make it official in Bendigo

Immigrants from Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Nepal, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan all became official Australians at a ceremony in Bendigo on Monday. Picture: JASON WALLSScores of new Bendigonianscan now officially call Australia home, after 61 migrants signed on the dotted line at a citizenship ceremony at the Bendigo Town Hall on Monday.
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For Colombian migrant Victor Perez, who has lived in Australia for nine years, it was time to take the plunge.

“I’m just happy to be in this country,” he said.

“My wife is from here, my daughter is Colombian and Australian too and we decided to have a life here.”

Mr Perez said he had been thinking about becoming a citizen foryears, but all the pieces had finally fallen into place.

“It’s time basically, we had my daughter so it’s time to become a citizen,” he said.

“Australia is amazing, it’s a great place to live and raise kids, you have everything here that you can expect. [It’s]family orientated and [there are] good opportunities –andmy new family.”

Also among those becoming dinky-di Australians on Monday were immigrants fromZimbabwe, Mauritius, Nepal, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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