Labor scraps rule that forced local councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day

Labor has dumped a Morrison government rule that forced local councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day and has reinstated the rights of two councils to host them.

Key Points

Local councils will no longer be forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day.
The change reverses a rule that was introduced by former prime minister Scott Morrison in 2019.
The federal government says the move is for “operational reasons”.

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