Jan 252012
 

The National Australia Day Council encourages proud Aussies to recite the Australian Citizenship Affirmation each Australia Day.

The words of the Affirmation are based on the Pledge made by new Australian citizens:

“As an Australian citizen
I affirm my loyalty to Australia and its people,
whose democratic beliefs I share,
whose rights and liberties I respect,
and whose laws I uphold and obey.”

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Coin collectors enjoying this year’s Australia Day can also celebrate with a special Australian Citizenship $1 coin minted by The Perth Mint.

Issued as Australian legal tender, it proudly portrays the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and comes on a presentation card depicting more iconic Australian symbols.

 

  3 Responses to “Citizenship Coin Perfect for Australia Day Celebration”

  1. Indeed, it is a good coin, but what a pity the foreign queen exists on its obverse.

    British invaded this continent purely for gaining power through resources little England never had.The Queen E2 was NEVER officially coronated as “Queen of Australia” in the Independent Nation of Australia. She is actually the Queen of a foreign power, which is Britain, therefore she must be removed from Australian coinage as foreign queen should not be a representative of the Commonwealth of Australia, have authority and access to our natural resources.

    How long we, Australians, will tolerate British “invisible” influence?

    Wish Perth Mint stop supporting British interests.
    Thank you for your attention.

     
    • You are of course entitled to your own opinion Henry, and you should therefore allow us Royalists our opinion.

      I accept & respect the Queen and the Royal Family and that doesn’t make me any less of an Australian. Queen Elizabeth has never given Australia any grief or created problems for us (which is more than can be said of our “rulers”).

      What makes the Queen and her family so liked and looked up to is they are people just like us and have problems just like other families, except they don’t have the luxury of privacy – their pain and sorrow is there for all the world to see – and that’s harsh.

      The Queen’s visits to Australia are cause for celebration and most of us look forward to her visits as we look forward and welcome any visit from the Royal Family. I feel quite happy and content being “part” of that Family and I hope many Australians will support our Queen and the Royal Family for years to come.

      I find them a beacon and comforting light in these crappy times in which we live.

      And I hope Perth Mint & Ram continue to bring us Royal news and Royal coins.

      And that’s my opinion.

       
  2. I appreciate your opinion, but you are wrong stating that “Queen Elizabeth has never given Australia any grief or created problems for us…”.

    Who can forget about British nuclear tests that were performed between 1955 and 1963 at the Maralinga site, part of the Woomera Prohibited Area, in South Australia where aboriginals got blinded and treated as human guinea pigs?

    As a “ruler” QE2 did nothing specifically valuable or advantageous for Australia and its people so far. Instead, till today Australia regularly pays its OLD TRIBUTE to Britain by annually shipping gold to England, the reason the English Pound remains strong despite global economic instability.

    Interesting that UK hold 17th position on the World Official Gold Holding list and Australia just 35th and that while being 2nd largest producer of gold in the world.
    Who is using AUSTRALIAN GOLD for its own adventage?

    I’d like to say Fiji are removing the effigy of QE2 from their coinage and Jamaica is asserting its independency by breaking British ties.

    The United States did not continue to pay homage to its British history after becoming independent. During WWII it is a fact, that it was efforts of the United States assisting Australians that prevented Australia from falling into Japanese occupation. The British deserted us at that point Churchill having other plans.

    I live in a DEMOCRACY, NOT a monarchy, and I detest monarchism being continually advertised.

     

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