Australian citizenship ceremony with acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce | VIDEO

Prof Finex Ndhlovu, a highly regarded linguistics academic, with his younger daughter and acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce at the citizenship ceremony.
Prof Finex Ndhlovu, a highly regarded linguistics academic, with his younger daughter and acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce at the citizenship ceremony.

At a low key but significant ceremony, 17 local residents were made Australian citizens on Wednesday at the Armidale council chamber.

Barnaby Joyce, the acting Prime Minister, made a heartfelt speech where he spoke about citizens who act, rather than just offer opinions.

He was encouraging our new citizens to contribute to the Australian way of life. Watch the video here: