Indignation as the premier board shorts and thongs is worn at the citizenship ceremonies of the Australian Day
A controversial new dress code that prohibits flip flops and boardshorts from Australian citizenship ceremonies is described as unAustralian.
The January 26 ceremonies will be the last time that attendees will be able to purchase iconic Australian clothing during the official events under federal government changes in the code announced Sunday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The strict new dress code that is proposed to the & # 39; meaning and formality & # 39; of the ceremony, many Australians indignant and social media confused.
Iconic Australian clothing such as boardshorts, bikini & # 39; s and flip flops will be excluded from future citizenship ceremonies for Australia
& # 39; By & # 39; clothing codes & # 39; ScoMo means that everyone & # 39; Make Australia Great Again baseball hats must wear for their citizenship ceremonies, or wrap themselves in a Made in China skinny Australian flag, & # 39; someone tweeted.
Another added: & # 39; How many days has the government been absent from parliament? You can not turn your back on people in this country and then demand how we choose to spend a public holiday. & # 39;
Others described the decision as hypocritical of the prime minister, who looked rather casual in a T-shirt and boarding while posing with volunteer firefighters on the south coast of NSW earlier this month.
& # 39; What a hypocrite Scott Morrison is. He can not criticize people's clothing if he has no sense of clothing at all. He dresses like a mug on his day off! All ministers must always wear a tie, & tweet a person.
Premier Scott Morrison (pictured on January 6) can not attend citizenship ceremonies that are dressed under the new dress code he has announced
One of the outspoken critics who made the decision was Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn from the West Coast of Western Australia.
He took over the social media to tell the federal government to "wander" & # 39; instead focusing on signing the certificates.
It is unAustralian, especially in a place like Geraldton, where we have our citizenship ceremonies on the beach in 40 degrees heat, & # 39; Cr Van Styne told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The clothing varies enormously. I sworn in brand new Aussies in double pluggers (flip flops), boardies, zinc on the nose, sari's / dhotis, suits, hi-vis workwear and everything in between. & # 39;
One of the most candid critics was Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styne
Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styne (photo) told Daily Mail Australia that the federal government was the new dress code for citizenship ceremonies unAustralian
He begged to leave the celebrations of the Australian day alone.
& # 39; For the federal government to impose a dress code on our latest Australians on a great day for this country is mean, and does not reflect how good Australia is, & # 39; Cr Van Styne told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Many people would feel uncomfortable and offended not to wear Australian clothing that is embedded in our culture. & # 39;
Most voters on the mayor's Facebook page agreed.
A stricter dress code for the citizenship ceremony in Australia (photo) has triggered public reactions and described as unAustralian
We must live in a free country, but now we are even told what to wear. Sure, they have more important things to worry about, & # 39; placed one.
A joke: & # 39; I've always been planning to wear a kilt and a Wallabies shirt for mine. & # 39;
Others on social media compared the decision with the fiasco of 2015 when Prime Minister Tony Abbott awarded Australia's highest credit on Prince's Day to Prince Philip.
& # 39; Another captain calls the knighthood of Prince Philip four years ago, & # 39; had a tweeting.
Another added: & # 39; I feel like this Council rule is enforcement for Australia Day is Morrison's & # 39; s & # 39; Abbott & # 39; moment. & # 39;
Much of the country celebrated Australia Day during sunny weather last year, including a heat wave in Adelaide, where at least seven local communities were forced to re-plan or cancel planned parties due to the 38-degree heat.
At least one mayor has called for the citizenship ceremony of the Australian day to be left alone
The Prime Minister defended the new dress code on Sunday.
& # 39;[I’m] happy that people put the boardies and flip-flops on the barbecue afterwards, but sometimes people come in a dress that is not appropriate, they do not show the right respect, both for our national day and for the citizenship ceremony itself, & # 39; Morrison told reporters.
I am a prime minister who applies standards and I recommend standards if they want to organize citizenship ceremonies. & # 39;
Participants can still wear national or cultural clothing during their ceremony.
& # 39;[I’m] happy that people put the boardies and flip flops on the barbecue afterwards, but sometimes people in a dress that is not fitting, do not show the proper respect for both our national day and the citizenship ceremony itself, & Scott Morrison said.
In western Sydney, where parties are often held in scorching conditions, the mayor of Blacktown, Stephen Bali, had no problem with the new dress code.
& # 39; Most people come to the ceremonies dressed in smart casual, & # 39; the Labor Mayor told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; For those who receive citizenship, you would think that decorum and common sense would prevail. & # 39;