Today was the final stage of Alice gaining here Australian citizenship. The ceremony took place at her local town hall in Waverly, a short walk from where she lives. The new citizens swore an oath to the Commonwealth of Australia and were then presented with their certificate of citizenship by the mayor of Waverley. Also officiating was the Senator for New South Wales who is also the current Cabinet Secretary the Hon Arthur Sinodinos. The evening ceremony then ended with the Australian national anthem and we were then treated to wine and a buffet, a very memorable evening for all of us.