Dear Department of Home Affairs,
I would like to know number of people awaiting citizenship ceremony in Castle Hill and number of people participated per ceremony in citizenship ceremony from January 2022 to current date
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FOI Request: FA 22/08/00103
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I would like to know number of people awaiting citizenship ceremony in Castle Hill and number of people participated per ceremony in citizenship ceremony from January 2022 to current date.
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