Revival and the Healing of Australia

Years ago, while travelling to our friends’ cattle property in Central Queensland, Fiona and I were struck by how dry and barren the countryside looked.

We imagined the wild animals constantly searching for water in that unforgiving environment.


Desperate Need

Without a doubt, our nation has experienced a desert-like environment when it comes to the sweet flow of God’s Spirit. And like those animals in the Callide Valley, so many people have desperately searched for a water source to quench their thirst and impart life.

Not knowing any better, many have hoped for relief in Satan’s paltry offerings.

They have sought satisfaction in empty entertainment, alluring drugs and alcohol, soul-destroying sexual pursuits, and ever-demanding materialism — all of which are cruel mirages that promise so much and deliver only emptiness.

revival needed

There is only one thing that truly satisfies the thirsty soul, and that is the presence of God.

Promising Signs

Today the countryside in Central Queensland looks very different. Barren fields have been replaced by green pastures, following significantly increased rainfall over the past twelve months or so.

Previously near-empty dams are now full. Residents in South-East Queensland are even being “encouraged to make the most of high water supply levels” by way of a $55 discount on their water bills.

Perhaps this significant change we are witnessing in the natural environment is an imminent sign of what is about to happen spiritually in this nation.

“But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.”
~ 1 Corinthians 15:46

On the back of cruel politico-pharma tyranny and medical segregation, social breakdown and imminent economic upheaval, there are signs that refreshing rains are coming and revival is set to break out in the churches.

Sweet Rivers of Revival

As evil increases and the world system fails, people become increasingly desperate for life-giving water and Divine intervention. History teaches us that they turn to God and look to the church.

Great Southland Revival

Responsibility falls heavily on the church at this time, and that is why we must have revival.

Our church meetings may be the last roll of the dice for many burnt-out, disillusioned travellers. It is essential that we are the life-giving oases that they are desperately seeking.

Our church gatherings must be refreshing springs. Our assemblies must be reservoirs of the living water that can transform dying souls into brand-new men and women!

Jesus Christ must be seen and heard in all that we do. He must not be hidden behind fancy trappings or empty religion.

We must have the presence of God in our meetings.

On the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried out, saying,
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
~ John 7:37-38

Witnesses to His Power

There are incredible flow-on effects when just one life is mightily touched and transformed by the power of God. There is no greater witness to the life-transforming power of God, than the person who has just experienced it.

Jesus shared living water with a woman He met at a well and she went and brought the rest of the town back to get some!

woman at the well

From that city, many of the Samaritans believed in Him
because of the word of the woman who testified,
“He told me all the things that I have done.”
~ John 4:39

Flow Mighty River, Flow

There is a mighty rushing river about to flow in this nation. It will come like a flash flood and it will come out of the church. It is the sweet Spirit of God — the yoke-destroying anointing that terrifies Satan to his core.

Satan remembers being exposed by the anointing when our Lord Jesus Christ walked the earth and defeated him at the Cross. And he remembers his oppressive kingdom being plundered when the early church flowed in that same anointing.

All through church history, the devil has been broadsided when the church is revived and the anointing flows through God’s people in great measure.

There is a River of Life that makes the lame to walk and the blind to see, that opens prison doors, and sets the captives free. And that River is about to flow out of us corporately — in a mighty way — for the healing of the nation.


Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?

I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

The beasts of the field shall honour Me, the dragons and the owls:
because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert,
to give drink to My people, My chosen.

This people I have formed for Myself; they shall show forth My praise.

~ Isaiah 43:19-21


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Alice Springs Violence: Who Has the Answers?

We are living in an era where social breakdown and moral decay are drawing heavily on the state’s resources and collective wisdom. The elucidative bankruptcy of the state’s ‘wise men’ is being exposed, as surely as it was in the ancient empires of Egypt and Babylon.

The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant. ~ Genesis 41:8 

The Chaldeans answered the king and said, “There is not a man on earth who can meet the king’s demand, for no great and powerful king has asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or Chaldean.” ~ Daniel 2:10

Take the very broken town of Alice Springs, for example. Overnight reports of an axe attack on a teenager by three indigenous youth is just one violent incident among countless attacks occurring every day in Alice Springs. Our governments appear at a complete loss as to what to do. The ‘wise men’ have no answers.

Generational Trauma

Years ago, I closely followed the violence that erupted in Aurukun, Queensland when teachers were twice evacuated after children threatened the principal with knives and machetes. Seven years on, Aurukun still resembles a war zone. Recent reports reveal dwindling attendance at the school, the closure of essential services, a council without a CEO, and residents walking the streets with metal fence pickets and crossbows. Many locals are reluctant to leave their homes.

Many of the insights I gained, as I studied Aurukun’s widely discussed demise in 2016, apply to the collapse into chaos of Alice Springs. There is talk of rugby league identities coming to Alice Springs to help in some way. This reminds me of the goodwill demonstrated in 2016 by Australian rugby league player, Johnathan Thurston, when he used a post-State-of-Origin interview to encourage children in the embattled community of Aurukun. “There’s obviously been a lot of trouble up there,” he said, “so to all the students there, I just want you to believe in yourselves and keep turning up to school.” The following day, an Aurukun teacher reported that the children cheered when they heard Thurston reaching out to them.

And yet for all such gestures of goodwill by celebrities like Thurston, and for all the strategising by government agencies, I don’t think all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can put Alice Spring back together again, anymore than they could put Aurukun back together again. A certain wisdom is needed that transcends the most brilliant intellect of fallen men.

Exploitation and Alcoholism

Common to both the demise of Aurukun and the ruin of Alice Springs is the sidelining of the church and the introduction of alcohol. For Aurukun, the decade following the introduction of alcohol was the darkest decade in the history of the community. Herbert Yunkaporta, a pastor born and raised in Aurukun, laments, “I’ll tell you this: the community is asleep. When did they go to sleep? In the mid-eighties. This is a deep crisis. Aurukun needs help.” There must have been a cry of lament in Alice Springs by many Aboriginal elders when alcohol restrictions were removed six months ago.

Insights from the demise of Aurukun can help in understanding the lawlessness on display in Alice Springs. Aurukun’s history is a tragic story that begins with broken promises and broken dreams. It is a story of Goliath-like state and corporate interests outmuscling local and cultural leadership in a greedy grab for Aurukun’s vast bauxite reserves. It was Aurukun’s buried treasure that attracted mining leases and state administrators in the 1970s, followed by the imposition of a wet canteen in the 1980s. In the face of vehement objection by community elders, trucks laden with beer rolled into the town in 1985 and Aurukun took a nosedive.

Faith and Prosperity

It’s hard to imagine that, as recently as 1970, there was no hint of the misery that would engulf Aurukun. Professor Sutton describes his experience of Aurukun in the early 1970s:

Suicide was unknown. People who survived the rigours of infancy and early childhood had a good chance of living to their seventies…

Local men mustered cattle and ran the local butcher shop, logged and sawed the timber for house building, built the housing and other constructions, welded and fixed vehicles in the workshop, and worked in the vegetable gardens, under a minimal set of mission supervisors.

Women not wholly engaged in child-rearing worked in the general store, clothing store, school, hospital and post office.

(The Politics of Suffering, Melbourne University Press, 2010, p. 40)

This somewhat idyllic life, as described by Sutton, was the peaceful and industrious heritage left by the Presbyterian Church and the Archer River Mission Station. Despite being poorly funded, and notwithstanding its shortcomings, the mission station founded in 1904 is remembered for being supportive of Aboriginal rights and self-determination.

Aurukun sawmill circa 1950

Aurukun sawmill, circa 1950. State Library of Queensland.

Natasha Robinson reports that in 1975, the “progressive [Presbyterian] church was advocating land rights, bilingual education and a return to outstation life.” A Queensland Government report describes the mission superintendents from 1924 to 1965, Rev. Bill Mackenzie and his wife, as being “unusually liberal in their support for their continuation of Bora traditions, traditional hunting and the use of Wik languages.”

Without a doubt, the church played an essential role in laying the platform for the 1970s optimism and social cohesion that existed in Aurukun. There was hope and resourcefulness in the community, a healthy work ethic, a trustworthy moral compass, and emerging cultural leadership.

Secularism and Moral Decay

While it’s not popular to say these days, the church led the Aboriginal community well and was the chief supporter of Aurukun’s journey to self-determination. Tragically, the church would be sidelined as the lucre and liquor interests exploited Aurukun and sabotaged its promising future. This tragedy in Aurukun is not dissimilar to that facing Alice Springs.

There is a direct correlation between social breakdown and moral decay and the sidelining of the church. This is evident in Aurukun, Alice Springs, and indeed in towns and cities across Australia. The church is irreplaceable as both preserving agent and physician. Where the church is maligned and neutralised (as in the case of Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon), the state finds itself ill-equipped to halt moral decay or heal society’s wounds.

Both ancient and modern history teach us that the silencing and imprisoning of the church is never in the interest of society. Hitler scorched Germany’s soul with his murderous agenda — something he could only achieve with the church rendered dormant. With the exception of lone prophetic voices, like Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, there was little moral resistance to Hitler. The removal of the church and its prophetic voice left Germany in great darkness.

Greg Sheridan describes the rise of a “new religion of aggressive secularism” that is filling a void in Australia that used to be occupied by the church. While this aggressive secularism is “more self-confident and fundamentalist than ever,” he astutely observes that the western church is nowhere to be seen or heard because, “widespread, prolonged affluence has been more effective than oppression ever was in killing religious belief and practice.”

I know where Sheridan is coming from. While we have not really known tribulation and persecution, the cares of life and the deceitfulness of riches have been effective in choking out the potent Word of God and rendering the western church unfruitful.

Losing Our Savour

Jesus warned about the church losing relevance. He warned that if the salt loses its saltiness, and its preservation qualities are squandered; it is good for nothing except road base (Matthew 5:13). He taught that lamps that no longer provide light must be removed (Revelation 2:5). The western church would do well to heed these warnings and strengthen the things that remain.

In many ways, we have failed in our responsibility to be salt and light in the world. Many young people in the western church have been short-changed. Rather than energising them and capturing their hearts with a truly noble cause to die for, church leaders have fed them entertainment and the merits of upward social mobility.

The church always thrives when it believes and embraces its true mission statement, as taught by Christ himself. “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” Self-denial, humility, and servanthood may have never been attractive, worldly ideals but these qualities underpin a satisfying and meaningful life and they give the church relevance.

The church, when true to form, has the power to provide young people with vision and intrinsic motivation for living a purposeful and selfless life. This is what Aurukun had, I believe. And this is what Aurukun and Alice Springs and Australia need today. This is what worked for David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge, when he spent himself for New York’s bloodthirsty gangs in the late 1950s.

The church is the remedy to society’s ills. It is the preserving agent against moral decay and social breakdown. It is the steward of the Balm of Gilead that alone can heal the most broken lives. I remain a believer in the power of the Gospel message and what it can achieve when lived out. However, the western church has dropped the ball and we have work to do. And it is in our current, seemingly ‘irrelevant’ condition that we must once again prove our worth.

Ironically, the church is facing a fight for its existence at a time when our nation needs us the most. As a pastor and man of God, Herbert Yunkaporta knows the answer for Aurukun and troubled communities like Alice Springs.

“Aurukun needs to be awakened. When we throw a rock in the water, where does the ripple effect begin? From the inside out. We want to make a ripple effect in each and every individual man and young man, by helping them to restore what was lost.”

The hope for mankind and for our communities truly is a change in the human heart; a transformation of the human condition. And only the living organism, that is the church, can offer that miraculous remedy.

It is through the power of the Gospel that broken men and women receive true cleansing, a new heart, and the energising presence of the Creator Himself. It is in the God-breathed Scriptures that we find the blueprint for peaceful and productive societies. Australia boasts natural resources and underground treasure that are the envy of the world.

And yet it will be the rediscovery of the treasure in our people that will lead to the freedom and triumph of troubled towns like Aurukun and Alice Springs. Exploration companies and mining interests cannot help here. The state must ask for the church’s help. The church alone is the steward of the Gospel, wherein is the power to transform men and women “from the inside out.”

Reginald Arthur, Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dream (1893-1894)

Reginald Arthur, Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dream (1893-1894)

And Pharaoh said to his servants,
“Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?”
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph,
“Since God has shown you all this,
there is none so discerning and wise as you are.”
~ Genesis 41:38-39


Photo by Ketut Subiyanto.

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“You Meant Evil Against Me, But God…”

From the evil practice of blackbirding, exploiting South Pacific islanders as cheap labour on Queensland’s sugarcane plantations in the late 1800s, sprang a marvellous harvest of souls for Christ, a wonderful grace for which their descendants give thanks.

In 1994, more than 100 people commemorated a centenary. In the grounds of Fairymead House in North Bundaberg, over 100 church leaders gathered to acknowledge the centenary of one man’s return to his home. The church leaders were from the South Sea Evangelical Church in the Solomon Islands, and they were joined by Solomon Islands political leaders in a great outpouring of thanksgiving.


Since too few of us Australians know of this event, or of its historical foundations, let me explain. In the 1870s and 1880s, South Pacific islanders were brought to the sugarcane fields of Queensland to provide labour for hot and hard farm work.

Some have described this as slave labour — those who too readily identify the interactions of colonial-era white people and dark-skinned people in terms of master-slave relationships — but it was far more complex than that.

Some of those 15,000 Solomon Islanders may have been taken to Queensland against their will; some may have been offered inducements like blankets, tools, and weapons; some may have signed up for specific periods of indentured labour; and some may have had exploitative ‘masters’, while others had kindly employers.

At Fairymead Plantation, Florence Young was visiting her brothers before sailing to what she expected would be a lifetime of mission work in China with Hudson Taylor. Florence recognised the mission field on her brothers’ plantation, and began teaching the islander men to read and write, using the Bible as her textbook. Before long, many of those young men came to faith in Jesus Christ, embracing freedom from the darkness and fears of their animistic Melanesian religion.

Mustard Seed

In 1894, one of those young men, Peter Abu’ofa, having completed his term of indentured labour, returned to his homeland of Malaita Island. He went with one clear purpose: to present the Gospel message and to see the transformation of his people. From this small beginning, the South Sea Evangelical Church would develop and become the third-largest church in the Solomon Islands. Today, almost 20% of Solomon Islanders belong to the SSEC.

So, this was the reason for commemorating a centenary in 1994. One hundred years earlier, one man with an unshakeable faith in the one true God had returned to his homeland with one powerful message. Jesus Christ forgives sin, saves sinners, and transforms cultures!

As I stood with the crowd on that centenary day in 1994, I noticed something very significant. While the Australian dignitaries who were present spoke about being sorry for the actions of our forebears and offered apologies for the wrongs of the past, the Solomon Islanders — both secular leaders and church leaders — emphasised the good that came to their people because of the Pacific Island labour program of the 1870s and 1880s. Echoing the attitude of Joseph in Genesis 50:20, they declared that God had brought truth, light, and life to the Solomon Islands. There was forgiveness; there was thanksgiving; there was no sense of victimhood; and there were no demands for reparations.

This is the attitude that we need today! Yes, wrongs have been done in our nation’s history, but the life-changing message of Jesus Christ brought healing and hope to all peoples, regardless of their ethnic heritage. Let’s not be locked into the wrongs of the past and become perpetual victims. Let’s see the hand of God in our history, and say with Joseph,

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)


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Are Babies Really Being Born Alive Post-Abortion? Here Are the Data

Are babies really being born alive and left to die post-abortion in Australia? Tragically, yes. Here are the statistics from Queensland and Victoria.

Predictably, the introduction of the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 to the Australian Senate has sparked debate over the necessity of the Bill.

Some activists have argued that the Bill is “medically unnecessary” and “irrelevant in 99 per cent of cases” and a Labor MP asserted that “serious concerns have already been raised about the lack of factual basis for the central claims” used to justify the Bill.

In a TikTok video, The Australian newpaper even claimed that “a lot of medical experts say this doesn’t happen.”

Data from Queensland

We have records from Queensland Health’s “Perinatal Annual Reports” up to 2020. The data can be found in Table 10.13 of each report. The following statistics are the “neonatal” deaths wherein the main condition is listed as “Termination of pregnancy”.

Year Number of deaths Percentage of neonatal deaths
2010 21 9.0%
2011 20 9.5%
2012 21 10.8%
2013 22 10.6%
2014 28 13.9%
2015 32 17.2%
2016 31 16.2%
2017 35 18.0%
2018 29 17.4%
2019 48 24.6%
2020 41 20.9%
Total 328 Average 15.28%


The number of neonatal deaths under these circumstances is gradually rising as is the percentage of neonatal deaths that are following a termination of pregnancy. In 2019, the numbers peaked with nearly a quarter (24.6%) of all neonatal deaths listing “termination of pregnancy” as the main condition. According to these figures, an average of almost thirty babies die post-birth every year following an abortion procedure.

Data From Victoria

The data from Victoria are taken from the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity’s “Victoria’s Mothers and Babies” Annual Reports between the years 2010 and 2020. With one exception (noted), these statistics are for “neonate congenital abnormality” deaths or “TOP [termination of pregnancy] for suspected or confirmed CA resulting in NND [neonatal death]”.

*Including one termination of pregnancy for maternal psychosocial indication (MPI). All other statistics are for suspected or confirmed CA resulting in NND.


The number of deaths in Victoria peaked between 2011 and 2014 (with an average of 43.5 babies losing their lives each year). A sharp decline in 2015 was followed by a gradual increase in 2019 and 2020. The average deaths per year in Victoria is higher than that in Queensland (36 per year compared with 30 per year).


On 30 November 2022, three senators introduced a Bill — the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 — that seeks “to enhance Australia’s human rights protections for children by ensuring that all children are afforded the same medical care and treatment as any other person, including those born alive as a result of a termination” (quoting from the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022, Explanatory Memorandum).

If you want to raise awareness and support for this bill, you can do the following:

  1. Most importantly, please be in prayer for the passage of this legislation.
  2. The Daily Declaration has published multiple articles on this Bill. Please consider sharing them on social media or via email:
    1. “‘Every Child Has the Inherent Right to Life’ — Senator Canavan Delivers Powerful Pro-Life Speech”,
    2. Senators Re-Introduce Crucial Bill to Protect Babies Left to Die Each Year
  3. Please email, phone and/or meet with your senators (find your state senators’ emails here), urging them to put their support behind the passage of this legislation.
  4. Finally, please consider sharing the following posts far and wide on social media:
    1. Senator Matt Canavan
    2. Senator Alex Antic
    3. Senator Ralph Babet


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“Every Child Has the Inherent Right to Life” — Senator Canavan Delivers Powerful Pro-Life Speech

Liberal Nationals Senator Matt Canavan has delivered a powerful pro-life speech supporting the recently introduced Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022. He argued that the passage of this legislation will be a test of the “true measure” of Australian society.

As The Daily Declaration covered, last week, three senators combined forces to introduce a crucial Bill into the Australian Senate. The Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 aims to “protect children born alive (including as a result of terminations)”.

On the introduction of the Bill, Senator Matt Canavan (Liberal National Party, Queensland) delivered a powerful speech outlining the Bill’s purpose and demonstrating why it should receive cross-party support.

First, I would like to acknowledge the work of my former Queensland Nationals colleague and Member for Dawson, George Christensen, for all the work he did on a previous version of this Bill. I undertook to carry on that work because this issue is so important.

To protect its most vulnerable, in 1990, Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Article 6 of the convention commits Australia to recognising that every child has the inherent right to life; and ensuring to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child.

Article 24 of the convention commits Australia to recognising the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. Our nation has signed up to striving to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.

Further, Article 24 says Australia shall take appropriate measures to diminish infant and child mortality. In short, Australia has committed to every child having the right to life, every child having access to health care and reducing the deaths of babies.

Yet, in this nation, potentially hundreds of babies are born alive as a result of abortion procedures without any significant subsequent intervention. Our most vulnerable are simply left to die. In preparing this Bill, George asked the Parliamentary Library to do some research. Despite sketchy data, they found, that in a single year, 33 babies aborted after 20 weeks gestation were born alive in Victoria while, in Queensland, 204 babies were born alive as a result of abortions over a 10-year period. In fact, in Queensland, the problem is systemic with Queensland Health’s Clinical Guidelines for Termination of Pregnancy stating: ‘If [during an abortion] a live birth occurs… Do not provide life sustaining treatment… Document the time and date of death.’

How is this policy, how are these deaths, in accordance with our international obligation as a nation to every child having the right to life, every child having access to health care and reducing the deaths of babies? How are we treating our most vulnerable, and what does it say about our nation?

Let me be clear: I am pro-life.

I think abortion is an evil. It results in the death of a child and often ongoing mental harm for a parent. I would rather no child be aborted in this country or elsewhere. But whether you are pro-life or so-called pro-choice, I do not know that anyone, but the most cold-blooded sociopath, who could say that a child born alive is not a child and thus does not have any rights.

The Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 seeks to place a duty of care on medical practitioners to provide exactly the same medical care and treatment to a child born alive as a result of an abortion as they would a child born in any other circumstances.

Under this bill, breaching that duty would incur a penalty and there is a new obligation for medical practitioners to report to the Federal Department of Health on children born alive as a result of abortions.

George commissioned a survey by the recognised polling company YouGov before he initially introduced this Bill to the House. The survey found that support for a Bill such as this one is extremely strong across all sectors of the community. More than three times as many people support care for these babies than oppose care. The majority of people expect any baby should be afforded medical care, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. It is a view shared by people aged 18 to 34 and those aged over 65. It’s a view shared by both men and women, and those living in the inner city and the outer regions.

Some have tried to claim — quite falsely — that this bill would require doctors, under threat of penalty, to keep non-viable babies alive. This is not true.

Section 9 of the bill states that the medical care and treatment to be provided to a baby born alive as a result of an abortion to be commensurate to the circumstances, not including the fact that they were born as a result of a termination and goes on to state that this could be life-saving treatment or, indeed, palliative care as the case may be.

Some have said this bill would keep babies alive that have congenital deformities. Well, again, only if the baby was viable. And if the baby was viable but had congenital deformities, which is another way of saying the baby was born with disabilities, what is the problem? Are people saying that children born with disabilities should be left to die?

Others have claimed that this bill perpetuates a myth that children are born alive a result of abortions. The data available via the Parliamentary Library shows that to be a false claim, but even if that claim was correct — which it is not — what harm would this bill do? If no viable child is ever born alive as a result of an abortion, then this bill has no effect.

But if one child, just one, was born alive in such circumstances and that child was viable then this bill would not only have an effect, but it would be more important than probably most laws on the books because it would save a life that otherwise would have been discarded like it was medical waste.

The fact is there is little to argue against in this bill, unless of course an objector felt that a baby born alive as a result of an abortion should be left to die because it was born as a result of an abortion. Such a position would be in contravention of our international obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Specifically, Article 6 of that convention, which states that “Australia recognises: … that every child has the inherent right to life. And “Australia: … shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child.”

Further, Article 24 of that convention, states that “Australia recognises: … the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. And Australia: … shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.” And “Australia: … shall pursue full implementation of this right and (specifically) shall take appropriate measures … to diminish infant and child mortality.”

Every death of a viable baby born alive as a result of an abortion that occurs in Australia means that the fundamental rights of a child enshrined in this UN convention are absent in this country.

This needs to be remedied. Lives need to be saved. This Bill, the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022, seeks to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

In closing, I’d like to use this quote most often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi — “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”

The question of whether or not this Bill is supported will be a test of the true measure of not only this chamber, or this parliament, but of our society.

If you want to help raise awareness and support for this legislation, there are a number of practical steps you can take.

Most importantly, please be in prayer for the passage of this pro-life legislation.

Please consider emailing, meeting with or phoning the senators in your state to make sure they know clearly that you support the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022.

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Senators Re-Introduce Crucial Bill to Protect Babies Left to Die Each Year

Three Australian Senators have re-introduced a Bill to protect babies who survive an abortion attempt, are born alive and left to die. The multi-party effort comes after the original Bill lapsed following the resignation of its previous sponsor, George Christenson.

On the 30th of November, senators from three different states and three different parties — Alex Antic (Liberal Party, South Australia), Ralph Babet (United Australia Party, Victoria) and Matt Canavan (Liberal National Party, Queensland) — introduced the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 into the Australian Senate.

According to its authors, the Bill will seek to “ensure that a child who survives an attempted termination of pregnancy will be entitled to the same level of medical care and treatment as any newborn child.”

Presumably, this kind of care would be uncontroversial and already in place. However, the official Queensland Health guidelines currently advise doctors and nurses to “not provide life-sustaining treatment” when a “live birth” occurs (page 24). They are simply to record the “date and time end of life occurs”.

why we need Born Alive Bill

In his Second Reading speech in parliament, Senator Canavan outlined the rationale for the bill:

“Let me be clear: I am pro-life. I think abortion is an evil. It results in the death of a child and often ongoing mental harm for a parent. I would rather no child be aborted in this country or elsewhere. But whether you are pro-life or so-called pro-choice, I do not know that anyone, but the most cold-blooded sociopath, who could say that a child born alive is not a child and thus does not have any rights.

The Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 seeks to place a duty of care on medical practitioners to provide exactly the same medical care and treatment to a child born alive as a result of an abortion as they would a child born in any other circumstances.”

Coverage and Responses to the Bill

While the coverage from legacy media outlets has been predictably non-existent, the response on social media was powerful, with hundreds commenting on the senators’ posts thanking them for their stand.

The Hon. Bernie Finn MP, the leader of the Democratic Labour Party in Victoria, thanked Senator Canavan for introducing the Bill, calling him a “champion”.

In a brief interview after the announcement, Dr Joanna Howe, an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Adelaide, thanked Senator Antic for helping to introduce the Bill, calling it a “courageous” move.

“… it doesn’t matter if you’re Labor, you’re Liberal, you’re UAP. We’re all human beings, and so we should all care about the legal rights and human rights of babies.”

“I think probably most Australians actually don’t even know that babies are born alive and have no legal rights under Australian law. So in Victoria, in Queensland, in the last ten years, 724 babies have been born alive and, I hate to say this, but actually left to die. Like, they’ve got no rights to medical treatment, no rights to palliative care … and so I just think this bill is so important.”

In the video, Senator Antic urged people to start writing to their senators asking them to support the Bill.

Senator Canavan finished his Second Reading speech with the chilling words:

“The question of whether or not this Bill is supported will be a test of the true measure of not only this chamber, or this parliament, but of our society.”

The Original Babies Born Alive Bill

In 2021, the Bill was initially introduced to the House of Representatives by the then-member for Dawson, George Christenson. However, due to Christenson’s resignation, the Bill lapsed. Hence, its reintroduction into the Senate.

Back in 2021, prominent pro-life organisations like FamilyVoice Australia, Cherish Life Queensland and Right to Life Australia voiced their strong support for the legislation.

Unfortunately, neither the then Coalition government nor the Labor opposition had been favourable to the Bill. A spokesperson for the Minister for Health in the Morrison Government had fobbed the Bill off as a “state and territory responsibility”.

The then opposition was no more favourable.

Despite the fact that data from the Parliamentary Library shows that at least thirty-three babies were born alive in Victoria in a single year (the figure was 204 in Queensland over a ten-year period), Labor member Meryl Swanson chose to question the “factual basis for the central claims Mr Christensen has made”.

As Senator Canavan pointed out, one child’s life saved through this legislation would make it worth passing.

“Others have claimed that this bill perpetuates a myth that children are born alive a (sic) result of abortions. The data available via the Parliamentary Library shows that to be a false claim, but even if that claim was correct — which it is not — what harm would this bill do? If no viable child is ever born alive as a result of an abortion, then this bill has no effect.

But if one child, just one, was born alive in such circumstances and that child was viable then this bill would not only have an effect, but it would be more important than probably most laws on the books because it would save a life that otherwise would have been discarded like it was medical waste.”

So what can you do to help? Most importantly, please be in prayer for the passage of this pro-life legislation.

As Senator Antic stated, consider emailing, meeting with or phoning the senators in your state to voice your support for the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022.

Share this article — and the relevant posts by Senator Matt Canavan, Senator Alex Antic and Senator Ralph Babet — far and wide on social media. We need to make up for the lack of coverage by legacy media outlets!

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Don’t Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

With the ongoing censorship of health professionals, how can we truly trust their medical advice?

I was recently accused of lying. This was a little hard to swallow, as it was over a directly referenced quote. At the same time, I found the accusation understandable. So much has happened over the past two and a half years, it’s difficult to know who to trust anymore.

Take this example: Pfizer recently admitted they didn’t test for transmission because they were too busy moving at the ‘speed of science’ (to be honest, they really didn’t need to admit it — just ask any double, triple, quadruple-jabbed person whether they’ve had the virus yet). Yet we were repeatedly told by authorities that the vaccine would stop the virus in its tracks. Trustworthy?

Or this example: The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) revealed it did not know the myocarditis risks of the Pfizer and Moderna products until five months after provisionally approving them for use. Five months! Trustworthy?

Meanwhile, adverse event reporting systems around the world indicate more adverse events in Covid vaccines than all previous vaccines developed over the past 50 years, combined. Yet we were subject to months of multimedia messaging that claimed the vaccines were both ‘safe and effective’. Trustworthy?

It turns out that for a small (but significant) number of people, the vaccines are neither safe nor effective.

People like Tyson Illingworth (known to his millions of fans as ‘tyDi’). He is an acclaimed composer, songwriter, and DJ with a swag of awards. Like so many others trying to ‘do the right thing’, he stepped up for his first dose with ‘complete faith and trust in (Australia’s) leadership and medical system’.

What happened next was alarming. He writes,

‘Within days I started to feel severe and unbearable shooting pain and paralysis in my hands and feet.’

Soon afterwards, Tyson was rushed to the hospital.

‘I couldn’t believe the vaccine could do this to me, especially when we were all told it was safe and effective and if there was a reaction it would be minor.’

But there was worse to come. Before his release from the hospital, Tyson was strongly advised to get the second vaccine by the neurologist.

‘I acted on the neurologist’s advice and ended up taking the second vaccine… in hindsight, I cannot believe I listened to her, as I have always thought of myself as a critical thinker, and instead I took advice from a doctor who had no regard for my personal situation.’

Tyson’s symptoms were further exacerbated by the second dose, and he was rushed to the hospital once again.

‘I was unable to move, my hands felt like they were on fire, and I struggled to get through the day… I thought my life was over…’

A couple of months later he contracted the virus, sending him to the hospital yet again.

Tyson’s life has changed immeasurably. Where there should be touring, performing and interviews, instead is terrible pain, medications and doctor’s appointments, and a new understanding of the state of medicine in Australia.

Vaccine Claims and Censorship

The COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme was established to help people receive financial support if they’ve experienced harm because of a Covid vaccine. The application process could be described as complicated, at best. Many patients find they are ineligible to claim due to the limited list of recognised adverse effects. In addition, submitting a claim requires a doctor to complete a 10-page report documenting their medical opinion and link to vaccination — something many doctors are unwilling to put their name to.

Tyson experienced this also:

‘I had 5 different doctors confirm that my condition was caused by the vaccine, and they all said they cannot go on record.’

Thank you, AHPRA position statement

(The position statement makes clear that any health advice which undermines the national immunisation campaign may result in investigation and regulatory action. Result? Many doctors are too scared to report an adverse event for fear they might be investigated.)

Despite these limitations, the claims scheme budget is set to blow out to almost $77 million by July 2023. That’s a lot of claims.

Un-informed Consent

Tyson rightly questions the advice he was given recommending he take the second dose of the vaccine.

‘One would think that when a patient presents with severe neurological issues in hospital a specialist would think first, “I will do no harm and disclose the risk”… The information about neurological side effects was available to every clinician at the time, a simple Google search would have revealed this.’

A formal complaint from Tyson to the Queensland health ombudsman returned a letter acknowledging that although the doctor advised him to get a second vaccine, despite being injured by the first, the practitioner was (conveniently) indemnified.

However, an April 2021 letter from Greg Hunt to both the AMA and the RACGP released under freedom of information outlines the parameters of this ‘indemnity’ and confirms ‘as with all vaccines, informed consent is required before the administration of each vaccine dose’.

The Australian government’s six-page consent form lists only a handful of potential and ‘rare or very rare’ side effects including blood clotting and heart inflammation. There is no mention of neuropathy or potential for other serious side effects emerging or not yet known, due to incomplete safety data of these provisionally approved injectables.

So, what exactly is informed consent?

Every health practitioner should know ‘consent is a process, not a form’, says medical professional insurer Avant.

‘Gaining consent from your patient means more than just going through a checklist of risks… you need to understand the risks that are material to your patient.’

Medical professional insurer MIPS agrees that it is important that professionals ‘identify the risks that the patient is most concerned about.’

Given the nature and severity of Tyson’s reaction to the first dose, it would be reasonable to be concerned about the risk of a reaction to the second.

This ‘un-informed consent’ story is all too common and one I have heard repeated time and again. Being simply handed a form to read and sign does not equate to informed consent. It never has. Especially when administering a provisionally approved medical product.

If the government’s indemnity scheme is dependent on informed consent, and informed consent didn’t happen, what happens when the patient suffers a vaccine injury? Where does the buck stop?

It stops with the patient, the person at the receiving end of this bureaucratic mess. In this case, that person was Tyson, who now suffers debilitating symptoms.

How Bureaucracy Undermines Trust

The recently amended National Law, which regulates medical practitioners, is set to give AHPRA even more power to silence doctors if they are deemed to be undermining ‘public confidence’. This means if doctors disagree with public health messaging, like a ‘safe and effective’ mantra, they risk disciplinary action.

How then will patients be able to trust they are receiving the best health advice for their individual circumstances alongside up-to-date evidence, and not the government-endorsed public health message of the day?

They won’t.

For someone who used to trust our medical system, like Tyson, I’m not sure that trust can be earned back. And with the way things are heading, I wouldn’t trust it either.


Originally published at The Spectator Australia. Photo by Chokniti Khongchum.

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Application for revocation Queensland Form 81

Application for revocation Queensland Form 81


Application for revocation

81 Application for revocation

(1) An application under section 79must be made—

(a) by—

(i) the offender; or

(ii) an authorised corrective services officer; or

(iii) the director of public prosecutions; and

(b) while the fine option order is in force; and

(c) in the approved form.


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