Department celebrates citizenship milestoneA social media campaign to launch the 65th anniversary of Australian citizenship has been announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The campaign will highlight the stories of those who have recently become Australians.
A spokesperson for the Department said the social media campaign would both share the journeys of those who have adopted Australia in the past 65 years and focus on those taking the final step in their migrant journey.
“Throughout the year the Department will publish a web series The Pledge, which will provide an insight into the citizenship journeys of Australians from different walks of life,” the spokesperson said.
“In addition, we are encouraging new citizens to share their citizenship story on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the #AusPledge hashtag, which will map our new citizens around the country throughout the year.”
The first story of The Pledge series launched on the Department’s immiTV YouTube channel, features former Spanish celebrity chef, Miguel Maestre who became an Australian citizen in October 2013.
The public can also add a message, photo or video to an e-card marking the 65th anniversary.
To add a message, photo or video to the 65th anniversary e-card visit this PS News link.
To view The Pledge web series, visit the department’s immiTV YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/immiTV
Follow the #AusPledge hashtag on Facebook at facebook.com/DIBPAustralia Twitter at @DIBPAustralia, and Instagram at Instagram.com/DIBPAustralia
Edition 395, 4 February 2014