The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has launched a social media campaign, encouraging Australians to post a video on Instagram explaining how they affirm their loyalty to Australia.
The campaign coincides with celebrations to mark the upcoming Australian Citizenship Day on September 17.
A Department spokesman said entrants were 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 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.”
Videos can be posted until September 17 and the best entries will be shared across the Department’s Facebook, Twitter and Storify accounts.
Hundreds of people will become Australian citizens at special ceremonies planned across the country to celebrate Australian Citizenship Day.
To post a video, log on to www.instagram.com/diacaustralia# and use the hashtag #AusCitzDay, which is the official campaign hashtag.
Edition 379, 17 September 2013