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Michael Xiao, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria:
When my first son Caleb was born, one of my friends designed a homemade birth certificate.
A few years later, Caleb saw the certificate, and he said, "Daddy, it would be a good idea if your registry can produce a commemorative certificate like that.
In 2018, we launched the first Chinese zodiac commemorative birth certificate which was the Year of the Dog.
Judy Huang, OStar Media Group:
The zodiac animals is the first gift. It's very meaningful for Chinese Australians.
I come from China and came here in '87. I am lucky to become a finalist of competitions like the Archibald.
Kordelya Zhan Sui Chi, Artist:
What I like about the certificate is, I combined the Chinese and Australian cultures together, and fun elements for the children.
Yes, I think the government can can think very detailed about the... I think it's the heart for the Chinese Australians.
I want parents to be proud to show their children the connection with both cultures. The parent's Chinese heritage, and the children's Australian future.
It is a celebration for our multicultural population.