Population: 22,507,617 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: White 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%
Religions: Protestant 28.8% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%,
Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%), Catholic 25.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.6%, other Christian 4.5%, Buddhist 2.5%,
Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 8.5%, unspecified 2.2%, none 22.3% (2006 Census)
On March 23, 2003 at 0555hrs., Rev. Hansen received the followed warning from God for Australia and New Zealand:
"To Australia and New Zealand cousin nations; you are a proud, independent, self-righteous people in love with yourselves and the things of this world.
You think you have escaped the cruelties of the world by leaving and migrating to their countries; but I the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name is Jesus, will bring the cruelties of life to you.
Your humanism and arrogance has reached the heavens; your stench is repulsive to my nose.
My holiness cannot turn its back on your sins, your outright rebellion of my laws any longer.
Even most of your churches are filled with dead men's bones with only the appearance of serving God.
Immorality is commonplace and accepted; homosexuality is accepted; the gods that cursed my people Israel are accepted.
You have leaders that are damned as those who called for the Tower of Babel.
All religions, creeds and customs striving to become their own gods in their own united created One World Government.
You are cursed Australia and New Zealand. You are cursed with your own words and lifestyles that reject my son Jesus Christ in all you say and do.
Now get ready for my anger; my arm will smite you with plagues, with residue of crisis and residue of war.
Nuclear fallout will drop on you as the dew falls on the ground and you will cry out in anguish; only your cries will yet not be toward me. So, I will continue in my love to allow crisis and plagues and fallout to touch you.
Fallout of other nations' judgments will drift over you and again effect your environment, health and lives.
You are an arrogant, stubborn people; but as a loving father, I will continue to pursue you regardless of your current deception, defiance, cursing and bemoaning.
I will bring you to your knees if I have to break the very source of life that gives your nations' sustenance.
Look to me all who are called by my Son Jesus Christ!
Look to me and repent of your sins that his (my Son's) blood can cover and protect from my wrath, which is shortly to come upon the nations and upon you." (0618hrs.)
History of Australia:
Past Australia: The first inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines. The Dutch landed at the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1606. In 1616, the territory became known as New Holland. The British arrived in 1688, but no formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Captain James Cook took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain, calling it New South Wales. A British penal colony was set up at Port Jackson (now Sydney) in 1788. All of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia. The British penal colony system in Port Jackson was suspended in 1839.
Free settlers and former prisoners established six colonies: New South Wales(1786), Tasmania (1825), Western Australia (1829), South Australia (1834),Victoria (1851), and Queensland (1859). The six colonies federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 with a constitution that incorporated British parliamentary and U.S. federal traditions.
In 1911, Canberra was founded and designated as the capital.
Australia fought alongside Britain in World War I. Participation in World War II helped Australia forge closer ties to the United States. Parliamentary power in the latter half of the 20th century shifted between three political parties: the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal Party, and the National Party.
Australia relaxed its immigration laws in the 1960s and 1970s, which favored Northern Europeans, resulting in an increase of immigrants coming from Asia. An Aboriginal movement that grew in the 1960s gained full citizenship and improved education for the country's poorest socio-economic group.
In March 1996, the Liberal Party-National Party coalition won the national elections. John Howard became prime minister.
In September 1999, Australia led the international peacekeeping force sent to restore order in East Timor after pro-Indonesian militias began massacring civilians to thwart East Timor's referendum on independence.
John Howard won a third term in November 2001. Australia's immigration policies towards asylum seekers were a significant issue in the 2001 election. Asylum seekers staged riots and hunger strikes. Howard dealt with refugees through the “Pacific Solution,” which re-routed asylum seekers to detention centers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, rather than allowing them to land on the Australian mainland.
Prime Minister Howard sent 2,000 Australian troops to fight alongside American and British troops in the 2003 Iraq war.
In July 2003, Australia successfully restored order to the Solomon Islands, which had descended into lawlessness during a brutal civil war
In 2004, the government began easing its policies on immigration. Howard won a fourth term as prime minister in October 2004.
Present Australia: In 2006, Australia sent 3,000 peacekeeping troops to stem the violence in East Timor when rival forces began fighting each other.
Howard was defeated by Kevin Rudd in elections in November 2007. The military began withdrawing Australia’s 550 troops from Iraq in June 2008, following through on a promise made by Rudd.
The worst wildfires in Australian history killed around 200 people in the state of Victoria and destroyed more than 1,800 homes in February 2009. At least one of the fires was determined to be the work of arsonists.
In June 2010, the Labor Party ousted Kevin Rudd as leader and elected his deputy, Julia Gillard. She became Australia's first female prime minister in June and promptly called for elections. In August, the elections resulted in a hung parliament, with neither the Labor Party nor Liberal-National coalition taking a majority of seats. Gillard succeeded to gain a majority when two independents backed her in early September.
In January 2011, the worst flooding for decades in Queensland cut off many cities and towns. The floods left more than 30 people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage to mines, farms, and cities. Prime Minister Gillard started off the New Year by visiting the ravaged state. In April, Queensland urban areas were plagued with large numbers of flying beetles.
U.S. President Barack Obama came to Canberra in November 2011, where he announced a new American military presence near the port city of Darwin, "Australia's Pearl Harbor."
In January 2013, wildfires spread throughout the southeastern part of the country. National parks were evacuated as temperatures reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperatures mixed with dry and windy conditions combined to raise the threat level to catastrophic.
On June 26, 2013, Prime Minister Julia Gillard resigned after being ousted as Labor Party leader. She was replaced by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
In September 2013 federal elections, the Labor Party was defeated by the Liberal/National Coalition opposition led by Tony Abbott. Abbott was sworn in as prime minister on September 18, 2013.
In October 2013, dozens of fires broke out across the state of New South Wales. Just west of Sydney, two fires merged into one mega fire.
On January 28, 2014, Peter Cosgrove was named to succeed the country's first female Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce.
In April 2014. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell resigned after failing to declare an expensive bottle of wine given to him as a gift.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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