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Affirm your citizenship on Instagram, Government urges

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By Steven Raeburn | N/A

September 10, 2013 | 2 min read

Australia has launched a new social media campaign encouraging citizens to post affirmations of citizenship on Instagram.

The ceremonies take place on September 17th

The initiative has been launched by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship ahead of Australian Citizenship Day on September 17.

In a statement attributed to a department spokesman, the Government said entrants are “being urged to come up with a creative way of affirming their Australian citizenship, whether it’s to continue to donate blood, to coach their local sports team, or commit to cook the snags on the barbie at each family gathering.”

“The citizenship affirmation is a way for Australians to publicly affirm their commitment and loyalty to this wonderful country,” the statement attributed to a spokesman said.

“What we’re asking Aussies to do this Australian Citizenship Day is to create their own affirmation, starting with the words ‘As an Australian citizen, I affirm …’ and then explain a way they demonstrate what it means to be an Australian.”

New Australians will gain their citizenship at ceremonies across the country on September 17.

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