Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Australia Day is a day to spend time with family and friends, to recognise the volunteers in our community and to reflect on our unique a way of life and national character, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull said local Australia Day events were being held in towns across East Gippsland providing an opportunity to welcome new citizens and to celebrate everything that is great about Australia.
“Australia Day is for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began, to reflect on being Australian, celebrate our way of life and acknowledge our history,” Mr Bull said.
“It is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our nation. From the Gunaikurnai people - who have been here for many thousands of years - to those whose families go back generations - to those who have come more recently from all corners of the globe to call our country home.
“These events are also a chance to recognise the people who make our region special; and to welcome new Australians who are going to make our community even stronger.
“Citizens of the Year will be recognised across many towns in East Gippsland on Australia Day. These people have worked tirelessly to make our region a better place to live.
“Enjoy your Australia Day whether that means putting a sausage on the barbie, attending a public event or simply getting together with family and friends.
“I thank all the community groups and councils who are hosting the community celebrations, and making this public recognition possible.” said Mr Bull.
Mr Bull will be attending the Paynesville Australia Day Awards at the free community breakfast on the foreshore near the Community Craft Centre and BBQ followed by a Citizenship Ceremony at the Shire Offices in Palmers Road Lakes Entrance.
For a full list of local Australia Day events, check local newspapers or contact the local council.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018