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Hon Peter Dutton MP, the Federal Member for Dickson, acting as presiding officer at the Citizenship Ceremony on Saturday, Australia Day hosted by the Samford Rotary Club, welcomed twenty-seven new Australian Citizens, who had migrated to Australia from ten different countries.

Following the Citizenship ceremony Mr Dutton presented his Annual Dickson Community Awards.
The Dickson Community Awards are presented each year on Australia Day. The awards recognise people who, through volunteer work or contributions, above and beyond their normal activities, have made our community a better place. Peter presented 14 awards, notably the Young Citizen of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
Young Citizen of the year was Brenden Hall.
“Four years ago I presented this young man with a Dickson Sports Award, and I am elated at his achievements since then,” Peter Dutton said.
Last year Brenden represented Australia at the Paralympics, for the second consecutive time, where he won two Gold Medals and one Bronze, and broke his own World Record in the Mens 400m Freestyle- S9 Final.
This year’s Dickson Citizen of the Year was announced to be Tamara Nowitzki. 
“Tamara certainly deserves every recognition of her achievements. Over the course of her life she has overcome a number of challenges that have shaped her into the inspiring woman she is today,” said Peter Dutton.
Award Recipients are as Follows –

Keith and Fay Madden
Dickson Volunteer Award
Harry Thomson
Dickson Volunteer Award
Rodger Parker
Dickson Community Award
Martin Edge
Dickson Community Award - Arts
Isabella Gemmell-Morgan
Dickson Community Award - Arts
Trent Grimsey
Dickson Award - Sport
Eloise Amberger
Dickson Award - Sport
Matthew Stark
Dickson Young Achiever Award
Dr Laura Bray
Dickson Achievement Award - Academic
Petrie SES
Dickson Volunteer Group of the Year
Marissa Lemmer
Dickson Student of the Year
Brenden Hall
Dickson Young Citizen of the Year
Tamara Nowitzki
Dickson Citizen of the Year

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