West Arnhem welcomed three new Australian citizens who made the official pledge in front of family and friends on Tuesday, April 11.
Sebastian Jones and Laura Newman from the United Kingdom and Robert Lee from the Philippines made the important pledge in Jabiru with West Arnhem Regional Council Mayor James Marrawal officiating the ceremony.
Jabiru resident Laura, who arrived in Melbourne in October 2005, said she has always wanted to call Australia home.
“It was my mission to stay in this beautiful country on my own merit. So after 11 years of blood, sweat, tears and joy, I thank you Jabiru for giving me my citizenship,” she said.
The next Australian citizenship ceremony will be held later in the year.