Australia forces local governments to hold citizenship ceremonies on national holiday

Australia’s federal government has ordered local governments to hold naturalisation ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people.
The government is proposing that all local government bodies in Australia, typically referred to as councils, must hold induction ceremonies for new citizens on the Australia Day holiday on January 26 and the Australian Citizenship Day holiday on September 17 or have their…

from South China Morning Post – News feed http://bit.ly/2VLp7c9

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