Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Scott Morrison City Councils citizenship ceremonies Day of the Australians
A green senator has Scott Morrison as 'fake and desperate'. beaten because of his recent changes to the citizenship ceremonies of the Australian Day.
Her criticism comes when the prime minister forces the local councils to carry out citizenship ceremonies on the Australian day.
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said in an interview that Scott Morrison was running around the real problems and instead chose to argue & # 39; argue & # 39; about a & # 39; non-existent problem & # 39 ;.
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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (photo) said in an interview that Scott Morrison ran around the real problems and instead chose to argue & # 39; argue & # 39; about a & # 39; non-existent problem & # 39;
Senator Hanson-Young went in particular against Mr. Morrison who introduced a stricter dress code for citizenship ceremonies.
The premier introduces a smarter dress code, which will banish string and shorts from the events.
It is clearly a stunt of a fake and desperate prime minister, the Greens said in an interview with 7 News.
The Green Senator said Mr. Morrison should focus instead on the Murray-Darling Basin, where up to a million fish died earlier this week.
The rotting fish appeared in the Darling River, near Broken Hill in the far west of New South Wales, after poisonous algal blooms starved the water of oxygen.
Senator Hanson-Young called the incident an environmental crisis.
The rotting fish appeared in the Darling River, near Broken Hill in the far west of New South Wales, after poisonous algal blooms starved the oxygen rich.
Senator Hanson-Young called the incident an environmental crisis
She labeled the focus of Mr. Morrison on the day of Australia and citizenship ceremonies as "fake politics" by a fake politician & # 39 ;.
Local councils will be forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on the Australian day in a Morrison government move that aims to block 26 January as a national day.
A strict dress code for ceremonies will also be introduced, with immigration minister David Coleman set to announce the changes on Sunday.
Nieuwe New citizens should be given the opportunity to become an Australian on our national day & # 39 ;, said Coleman in a statement.
Although most councils hold a citizenship ceremony on a civilian day, it is a great privilege to become an Australian on our national day, and I want more people to have that opportunity. & # 39;
She labeled Mr. Morrison's focus on Australia Day and citizenship ceremonies as "fake politics" by a fake politician & # 39;
Under the changes to the Ceremonies Code of the Australian Citizenship to be introduced in the first half of 2019, councils must hold a second ceremony on 17 September for citizenship: the Australian Citizenship Day.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the Sunday Telegraph that the government would protect the national day and ensure that it is respected.
We believe that all councils that have the privilege of holding citizenship ceremonies must be obliged to hold a ceremony on Australia Day, & # 39; he said.
With Australia Day less than two weeks away, the national debate is back at the right time to set it up.
Labor leader Bill Shorten said that 530 of the 537 councils from Australia had already held citizenship ceremonies on the Australian day.
& # 39; You know when the day of the Australian Day is coming, not when a few weeks before we get the annual conservative getaway to bring politics to Australia Day, # said Mr. Shorten Sunday to reporters in Melbourne.
& # 39; That's what the conservatives do to keep their base happy. & # 39;
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said January 26 was the natural day for ceremonies to be staged.
I think most people are excited to be Australian citizens and what a better day to do than on Australia Day, & # 39; she told reporters in Sydney.
Some people resolutely oppose the current date, with thousands attending Invasion Day rallies to mark it offensive to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, as it marks the arrival of the First Fleet.
But there is little political interest in shifting Australia Day, where both major political parties are committed to the status quo.