Australia and New Zealand

Thousands of Australians protest New South Wales bill to legalise abortions up to birth

Originally published in Life News Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered in the New South Wales city to urge politicians to protect the rights of unborn babies in their state, according to The Guardian. Many carried signs encouraging society to “Love Them Both,” “Choose Life” and “Stand for Life.” The message […]

Israel Folau suing over rugby sacking

Originally published in Premier Former professional rugby player Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia and club side the Waratahs after his playing contract was terminated over controversial social media posts. Folau’s four-year, multi-million dollar deal was cut short after an independent panel backed RA’s position that the […]

Australian PM slams ‘gutless keyboard warriors’ who mocked his Christian faith

Originally published in Stuff New Zealand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denounced “disgusting” critics who likened his worshipping at a weekend church service to the Nazi salute, in a broader stinging attack on “grubs” and “gutless keyboard warriors”. Morrison, who along with Labor leader Bill Shorten temporarily suspended the […]

Australia’s new PM is Pentecostal Christian

Originally published in Breaking Christian News Scott Morrison, the new prime minister of Australia, brings something extra to the country’s highest position—his Christian faith. Morrison, who had previously been the country’s treasurer, was sworn in on Friday as Australia’s sixth prime minister in 11 years after a political rift among […]

New Zealand’s Anglican Church to bless same-sex marriages

Originally published in Christian Today New Zealand’s Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships after a landmark vote yesterday morning. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia stopped short of permitting gay marriages in church but will allow ministers to bless couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. […]