Lord’s Prayer at the opening of Federal and State Parliaments
All Australian Federal and State Parliaments and Legislative Assemblies open in prayer – with most using the Lord’s Prayer.
Victorian and Queensland Parliament Houses
Especially noteworthy in the Vestibule of the Victorian Parliament building is the intricate mosaic of Minton floor tiles, one roundel of which bore the words from Proverbs 11:14 `Where no Counsel is the People Fall; but in the Multitude of Counsellors there is Safety’.
Bible Society Australia
Australia’s oldest continuously operating organisation celebrates its 200th anniversary in March 2017.
Ken Duncan ( 1954 – ) photographer
Landscape photographer Ken Duncan had to fall off a mountain, nearly die of hypothermia and call on God for rescue from demonic spirits before he came to understand the simple truth that Jesus is more powerful than any other force. These days Duncan is almost as well known for his Christian charity work among indigenous people as his panoramic shots of God’s creation.
Eva Burrows (1929 – 2015) Salvation Army leader
Evangeline Evelyn Burrows was born in New South Wales, worked in “just about every trouble spot on the globe” and went on to become the General (international leader) of the Salvation Army.
Fred Nile (1934 – ) Christian politician
“In response to the wishes of more than 200 000 New South Wales citizens who voted for me, in this House I pledge myself to carry out the immediate objectives, so far as I can, of our independent citizens group with the help of God and the assistance of Members of both Houses.”
Owen Shelley (1927 – 2014) evangelist and author
Owen Shelley was still working on his latest project, updating the A to Z of Ministry with Children, the night before he died.