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Welcome to Australia!

<p>Framed citizenship certificate</p>

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<p>Framed citizenship certificate</p>

Your friend is allowed to invite five special family and friends to their citizenship ceremony and they have chosen you! At the ceremony your friend will receive their citizenship certificate and might even receive a gift from their local council or shire.

Your family buys a small present for your friend and your job is to write a message in the card.

1. Write your message to your friend. How do you feel about them becoming a new Australian citizen?

2. What do you think this new citizenship will mean for your friend?

3. What responsibilities will your friend now have, including when they become an adult?

Now explore some aspects of citizenship in Australia.

Investigation 1.1
What is Australian citizenship?

Investigation 1.2
Would you pass a test to become an Australian citizen?

Investigation 1.3
What is the Australian citizenship pledge?

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