Australia Day 2016: Land of opportunity for new Aussies

The new citizens come from countries including Vietnam, South Africa, India, Mexico, Tanzania, Hungary and Zimbabwe.

Among them will be Ketan Bosamiya Kalpana Bosamiya and their daughter Misri Bosamiya (5), who migrated to Australia from Gujarat in India eight years ago.

Mr Bosamiya said he decided to move to Australia for a better future.

“There are lots of opportunities here,” he said.

“Life is easy going with Monday to Friday work, rest and socialising over the weekend.”

Mr Bosamiya is working as a senior instrument and control engineer in the oil and gas industries.

He said the working conditions in India were a lot of harder compared to Australia and there was a lot more competition.

“When I was studying in India and later working, I had never thought of moving to anther country and getting citizenship,” he said.

“We feel now it was the correct decision to choose to Australia to settle. thanks to Australia and the Australian people for their support.”

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said it was always great see cultural diversity in the community.

“Every year I have the pleasure of welcoming new citizens into our community and our country. The ceremony remains a special memory for most because whether they have been here for many years or just a few, this is the first day of the beginning of their life as Australian citizens,” he said.

“They come from all over the world to call Australia home and we as a community are enriched by their talents, efforts and contributions. We look forward to these families taking part in the dynamic process of shaping Armadale’s future.”