Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Celebrate Australia Day 2016

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Alister Henskens SC MP encouraged Ku-ring-gai locals to come together and celebrate Australia’s rich and diverse culture this Australia Day, by joining in the community celebrations at Bicentennial Park, West Ryde, Tuesday January 26th, from 10.30am until 1pm.

 “Australia Day is the perfect time to celebrate the important role every Australian, wherever they are, plays in our society. It is a day to stop and acknowledge how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful, tolerant and free country,” Mr Henskens said.

“It is also an important day for many new Australians, who come from all corners of the world, and will take the oath at citizenship ceremonies across the State.”

Australia Day Council of NSW Chairman, Angelos Frangopoulos, believes Australia Day is an opportunity for communities across Australia to come together, regardless of background, in a spirit of friendship and harmony and celebrate what makes each of us Australian.

“This year’s theme, Australia Day - Everyone, Everywhere, allows us to share your Australia Day celebrations, whether it’s a BBQ with friends and family, a day on Sydney Harbour or even a backyard game,” Mr Frangopoulos said.

“This Australia Day, we’re inviting you to upload a photo or post to your social media channels using #AusDay to add your special moments to the global map on and see how everyone, everywhere is celebrating.

“We’ll also be adding some fun online with the Aussie Slang Challenge, testing how well you know your Australian lingo. It is running on”

For more information about what’s on Australia Day 2016, go to