Original article by Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: Online : 14-Jan-19
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will force local councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day, while he will also introduce a dress code for ceremonies. Morrison has rejected Labor leader Bill Shorten’s claim that the government was trying to politicise Australia Day, with his action following the decision of some councils not to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day out of respect to indigenous Australians. Shorten noted that 530 of Australia’s 537 councils hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day, while he said he had no plans to change Australia Day from 26 January if Labor wins the next election.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY