From Moranbah to Rockhampton, the National Australia Day Council is helping deliver events for local residents to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day 2022.
The National Australia Day Council – backed by the Federal Coalition Government – through its Australia Day 2022 Community Grants Program has supported councils, sporting groups, multicultural associations and other community gatherings in Capricornia to deliver local Australia Day events.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry is encouraging locals to do, taste, hear and discover something Australian to celebrate Australia Day 2022.
“Getting together with family and friends or going to a local community event is what Australia Day is all about,” Ms Landry said.
“Across the country, Australians will come together for local Australia Day events, from citizenship to Welcome to Country ceremonies, from multicultural festivals to music shows and fireworks displays.”
Ms Landry said on Australia Day, we reflect on the past, present and future, listen and respect each other’s stories, contributions and aspirations and celebrate being Australian together because we are all part of the story of Australia.
“We live on ancient Country, our history began more than 65,000 years ago. On Australia Day, we reflect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture,” Ms Landry said.
“We also celebrate the waves of migration that earned Australia’s place as the most successful multicultural immigration nation in the world. We respect their contribution to building a nation on the shared values we cherish: democracy, individual freedom and the rule of law that make Australia a successful, tolerant and cohesive society.
“On Australia Day, we celebrate thousands of generations of enduring culture, learn more about the Country we live on and listen to new perspectives on our history, and celebrate being part of a proud, ancient, multicultural nation that values the contribution of each and every citizen.”
Find out how to celebrate Australia Day your way at www.australiaday.org.au.