Community leaders have rejoiced while calling on the federal government to improve citizenship application times after nine Leeton residents finally completed the long process of becoming Australian citizens

Vincent Dwyer
By Vincent Dwyer
Updated June 27 2022 - 1:01am, first published 1:00am
WELCOME: Leeton Multicultural Support Group president Paul Maytom with some of Australia's newest citizens. PHOTO: Contributed

Nine new Aussies originally from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Taiwan were awarded their citizenships by mayor Tony Reneker at the council chambers on Friday June 24.


Vincent Dwyer

Vincent Dwyer


Vincent Dwyer is a Riverina-based journalist for The Area News in Griffith and The Irrigator in Leeton. Doesn't mind the odd Seinfeld episode. You can reach him at