Contributed by David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
On the Australian coat of arms is a picture of a emu and a kangaroo. These animals were chosen because they share a characteristic that appealed to our forefathers. Both the emu and kangaroo can move only forward, not back. The emu’s three-toed foot causes it to fall if it tries to go backwards,
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2002
Peter Singer, an Australian bioethicist maintains, "When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant
From the Australian Psychology Society
What is anger?
Anger is an emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. It is a feeling that is accompanied by biological changes in your body. When you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure rise and stress hormones are released. This
Contributed by Noel Atkinson on Mar 3, 2008
According to the Australian Bureau of statistics
Australian society in 1901
40% of the population being Church of England,
34% other Christian
1% professing non-Christian religions.
2001 Census question,
21% other Christian
Contributed by Noel Atkinson on Mar 23, 2010
IF you’re an average Australian you’re worth just over $250,000 have a house valued at $458,488, a mortgage of $341,000 , credit card debt of $3085 and earn $1124.50 a week.
According to the experts if you’re an average Aussie, then chances are you’ll technically be
Contributed by W F on Oct 31, 2004
Gabrielle Carey is an Australian author most widely known for the movie Puberty Blues, based upon the book of the same title. In a later book, In My Father’s House Carey relates an incident that led to her conversion to Christ. Carey was raised in an atheist humanist household. Her father was a
Contributed by W F on Jun 12, 2005
Jason Stevens is a star of Australian Rugby League. A giant front row forward he has represented his State and country on many occasions. But Stevens journey to the top of his sport was not easy. His mother migrated to Australia from Egypt when she was 17 years old. She married and had her four
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2001
An Australian primary school banned a teacher after she told a class of six year olds that Santa Claus does not exist.
Angry parents from the Corowa public school demanded action when some children arrived home in tears after a reserve teacher, on her first day on the job, told them their
Contributed by Philip Cairns on Feb 1, 2002
Hugh Mackay, the Australian social researcher collected some interesting information about Australian attitudes toward religious subject matter. In 1999, 74% of Australians indicated a belief in God of some sort (although no attempt was made to clarify their idea of God). But to the more specific
Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Feb 3, 2002
The Australian coat of arms pictures two creatures--the emu, a flightless bird, and the kangaroo.
The animals were chosen because they share a characteristic that appealed to the Australian citizens. Both the emu and kangaroo can move only forward, not back. The emu's three-toed foot causes it to
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 29, 2008
An Australian mining town will always remember the year of the dramatic rescue. An earthquake killed one miner and trapped two others 3,000 feet under the ground. Days turned into weeks as miners bore through tons of rock; rescuers could only work one at a time on their backs in a cramped rescue
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
1 in 4 Australian parents regularly “borrow” from their children’s piggy banks to pay for bread to luxury
Contributed by W F on Jun 12, 2005
Australian women are 7 times more likely than men to be murdered by a partner or husband (Australian Institute of Criminology).
80% of sexual assaults in Australia are against women and 1 in five of these is perpetrated by a family member (i.e. either a father, male partner or husband -
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2012
THE RISK OF DEFEATING THE ENEMY
During WWII in PNG as the Australian troops were involved in engaging the Japanese in Milne Bay and some of the regions along the North coast, the Australian troops began to realise that if they waited for all the artillery fire to cease that the Japanese in
We need to continually surge forward spiritually, to prevent sliding backward. I discovered recently that the Australian coat of arms has a picture of an emu and a kangaroo. They chose those particular animals because they both share a common trait that appealed to the Australian forefathers. Emus
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
FORGIVENESS WORKS IN THE AUSSIE OPEN
Who here is a tennis fanatic? This time of the year is dreadful for sleep; The Australian Open interferes in our life. But the other night something interesting happened.
Jelena Dokic publicly asked for forgiveness, said sorry for being a pain to the
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Jul 12, 2008
Australia Prime Minister John Howard finally had enough of being told what Australia should do by Muslims who want to live under Sharia Law! He spoke out last week on television saying…
"Immigrants, not Australians must adapt. Take it or leave it. I am tired of this nation worrying about
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 29, 2008
As many of you know, we Vasiceks temporarily housed a pet pig for over 6 months. So when this Australian story hit the press on Friday, I noted it.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A pony-size pig who held an Australian woman hostage for 10 days inside her home will be removed on Wednesday to a piggery…
Contributed by W F on Sep 27, 2004
“Friends” is the one of the most watched sitcoms on Australian TV. If we don’t trust our real friends, then we can trust our virtual friends on TV who we can switch on and off whenever we like! And why wouldn’t you. They’re only in your house
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 7, 2010
A recent Reuter’s article broke this week: SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – An Australian restauranteur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return.
Chef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30