‘Forced’ Australia Day ceremonies lack consultation says mayor

Chris Pedler
Updated January 19 2019 - 3:48pm, first published January 14 2019 - 3:13pm
Mount Alexander Shire's mayor Bronwen Machin. Picture: SUPPLIED
Mount Alexander Shire's mayor Bronwen Machin. Picture: SUPPLIED

Local councils and citizens should have been consulted about plans for “forced” Australia Day citizenship ceremonies, Mount Alexander Shire Council mayor Bronwen Machin said. 

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Chris Pedler

Chris Pedler

Journalist and entertainment writer

Chris has been with the Bendigo Advertiser for more than 10 years. He has great passion for the performing arts and is very supportive of the Bendigo live music scene. Outside of the news world Chris plays golf and, regardless of the result, loves watching St Kilda play in the AFL. He loves community theatre and has performed on stage with the Bendigo Theatre Company and worked with Baldrick himself, Tony Robinson. Story tips: chris.pedler@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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