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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives May 1 1966, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - May 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory No. 148 May 1966 naturalization act parliament simplifies ceremony amending legislation to simplify and shorten the naturalization ceremony was passed in the Federal parliament last month. A change in the renunciation requirement in the naturalization ceremony was one of two major amendments to the nationality and citizenship act introduced in the House of representatives by the minister for immigration or. Opperman. The amendments Are the first to be made to the act for More than five years. that the present naturalization ceremony required applicants to renounce allegiance to their former countries before swearing allegiance to the Queen. In its present form the renunciation is a prominent and separate part of the ceremony but we have decided that the essential words of renunciation should now be incorporated As part of the oath of allegiance to the Queen he said. Four word shave been incorporated in the oath of allegiance. They Are renouncing All other the oat now reads i renouncing All other allegiance swear by almighty Otthat i will be faithful and Bear True allegiance to her majesty Queen Elizabeth the second her he trs and successors according to Law and that i will faithfully observe the Laws of Australia and fulfil my duties As an australian or. Opperman said the change will enhance the dignity of the ceremony and will i believe eliminate the emotional disturbance Felt by candidates due to their natural and rightful love of their the second major change would ensure that a Manana his wife should always be Able to become naturalized at the same ceremony. Previously Only after one partner had become naturalized could the other apply for citizenship without having the Normal residential qualifications. This mean that the couple received citizenship at separate ceremonies. Now they can apply together. There Wasa similar procedure for the language requirement except that the Concession was granted Only to the wife. Previously the Law did not make provision for a married couple in either of these cases to be naturalized together. It that the couple should receive their australian citizenship together or. Opperman said. The changes would assist those aliens in Australia who were worthy of Australia citizenship and who were anxious to become australians. State Good Neighbours set conference dates Good neigh Bour Council workers throughout Australia Are preparing for a Busy round of conferences in the next six months. All state Good Neighbour councils have set ates for state conferences and annual general meetings. The two events this month Are Victoria annual general meeting on may19 and South Australia s annual general meeting in Adelaide on may30. New South Wales will hold its state conference in the Mai theatre at the University of new South Waleson june 3 and june 4. The conference will be opened by the governor of new South Wales sir Roden Cutler . Tasmania s state conference will be held in Hobart on june 24 and june 25, and the Date for the state s annual general meetings september 24. Other state conferences later in the year will be Victoria october 28-29 Western Australia september 9-10 and Queensland. November 10-11. Sandra from Devon picks the Winner. Making film for British and european audiences an English born Sydney television personality chose a Fine looking stud Bull to Lead at a country show. Three week Slater the Bull became supreme Champion of his Breed at the 1966 Sydney Royal show and brought a record Price of $10,000 in the Sale ring. Pictured is the girl Sandra Power from Devon England and the Bull boor Tomooka hostile from Zingara . They Metat Walc Ajust after boor Tomooka hostile had become grand Champion of All beef cattle at the new England stud cattle breeder annual show. Whence came to Sydney for the Royal show immediately after Walcha he became top Aberdee Angus of All Ages and sex. Sandra was there to congratulate the owner breeder or. H. G. Munro of Zingara who runs the stud cattle station Kilmarnock near Young,. Sandra Power is making a new Type of documentary film with Cine sound Sydney to show overseas television and Cinema audiences the behind the scenes activity on famous australian properties in preparation for the Sydney Royal easter show. The film is being directed by another Young English migrant Eric Fullilove. It is sponsored by Commonwealth government departments the Royal agricultural society of .and he Shell company. In the film Sandra plays the role of a Young journalist covering her first Rural assignment with a team of hard bitten male reporters. The film will be called putting on a show and is due for release soon

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