Le family joins the 'global village' of Australia

Homeland: Dr Andrew Le, his wife Hien and son, Duc, 15, will become Australian citizens on Australia Day. Picture: Chris Lane
Homeland: Dr Andrew Le, his wife Hien and son, Duc, 15, will become Australian citizens on Australia Day. Picture: Chris Lane

The Le family of Carlton will be joining a larger family this Australia day - one of hundreds of people who will take citizenship on Australia Day 2022.

Dr Andrew Le, his wife Hien and son, Duc, 15, will swear the Oath of Allegiance pledging their loyalty to Australia and its people, democratic beliefs, rights, liberties and laws.

They will join 60 people from 20 countries in the Citizenship ceremony at Rockdale Town Hall this Wednesday, January 26..

Andrew first arrived in Australia in 2010 to study for his Ph.D in Business, specialising in Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

"Initially, I expected to enhance my education and research skills for the academic career," Andrew said.

"But what I have experienced, the beautiful nature, hospitable people, diverse multi-cultures like a global village, made us choose Australia as our second homeland.

"We enjoy living in Australia and all of its aspects of life. It is an excellent teaching and research environment for me, good schools for my son, and above all, a quality of life.

"For all these reasons we have decided to become Australian citizens this Australia Day," he said.

"I am so proud of being an Australian citizen. The upcoming ceremony is marking a turning point for my family. We hope to contribute to building up the friendship between Vietnam and Australia."