I am looking forward to hosting an Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Hyde Park to welcome some of our newest Australians. Many families will take their oaths together, bringing generations of experience and opportunity to our community.
I'll also be speaking at Yabun in Victoria Park to celebrate Sydney's rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and attending a breakfast to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Aboriginal civil rights movement in Australia.
Sunday is the last day of the 2013 Sydney Festival and there are still opportunities to see some great performances. Sydney Festival is not only a landmark cultural event; it also supports local artists, innovators, designers, curators and creatives and is a drawcard which brings visitors to our city.
At this year's Festival more than 750 artists from over 17 countries have performed for tens of thousands of people. I hope you've had the opportunity to experience some of the amazing dance, theatre, film, art and performance.