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Australian apocalypse

February 1, 2020 |

The Australian bushfires, closing in on communities with terrifying ferocity, present a truly apocalyptic scenario. Our hearts go out to the nation, where I have close family.

Yet as the inferno encircled the sprawling city of Sydney, the traditional New … Read More

Australia ablaze

November 21, 2019 |

In the face of “catastrophic” fires, a call to repentance has gone out to prayer groups in Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Judy Russell of Sydney emailed: “Pray that the Lord would protect life, both human and animal, that … Read More

New Aussie PM is Pentecostal

September 27, 2018 |

Australia’s latest prime minister is a Bible-believing Christian

Scott Morrison became prime minister in August when the centre-right Liberal Party voted him in as successor to former PM Malcolm Turnbull.  Read More

Australia votes on gay marriage

October 4, 2017 |

Hillsong founder Brian Houston – standing up for biblical teaching on marriage
Credit: Hillsong


The results of a national ballot on same-sex marriage in Australia will be announced on 15 November.

The voluntary postal voting (a mandatory vote had been considered) runs from 23 September to 27 October. The ballot, costing $122 million, asks: “Do you support a change in the law to allow same-sex couples to marry?”  Read More

Aussie gay marriage vote scuppered

November 25, 2016 |

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Australia’s intention to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage has been thrown out by the senate – the country’s upper house of parliament.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, whose proposal to legalise gay marriage is having a rocky ride

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, whose proposal to legalise gay marriage is having a rocky ride

The move was supported by many gay marriage activists, even though opinion polls show that most Australians support the government’s proposal to introduce same-sex marriage. But the senate has decided that parliament should make the decision. Most gay campaigners did not want the issue to be put to the public. Read More

International News in Brief Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

November 27, 2014 |

News from Syria, Laos, Tanzania, CAR, Cameroon, the Philippines, the USA and Australia


FOUR CHRISTIAN WOMEN and a church leader kidnapped in early October have been released by Islamist militants in north-west Syria. Read More


April 9, 2014 |

Prayer and the Ukraine crisis

Ukraine’s new interim president is a Christian who warned his countrymen about  “dangerous signs of separatism” before the Russians annexed Crimea, according to a Mission Network News report. Read More

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