Australia News

For the Saints in one of the church's least populous stakes, temple attendance requires more than a short local drive.
Lorin Nicholson, a blind Latter-day Saint musician and motivational speaker shared a ‘Climb your own Mountain’ presentation, with teenagers attending a ‘Time for Youth’ gathering and inspired them to tackle challenges in their lives.
Although serving in a disaster zone is never convenient, disasters create unique opportunities to serve and can bring out the best in people.
Sister Kate Mathieson is the first Sister Missionary to serve from the Burleigh Heads Ward, Gold Coast Australia Stake.
Anthony Gray had affiliations with the Gospel most of his life but didn’t realise it until recently.
New mission presidents called to serve with their wives in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
For the past two years, the monthly inserts of activities, events, and local achievements have also been posted online, on the New Zealand, and Australia country websites.
Four Hundred and twenty young adults gathered in Adelaide over the New Year period for a ‘Young Single Adult’ (Y.S.A.) Convention.
On Sunday 11 November 2012, The Honourable Kevin Andrews MP spoke to around 300 young single adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the importance of marriage and family.
The Church in Australia has for several years now held a print art exhibition in conjunction with its traditional Sydney Temple Christmas lights. This year the event has been extended nationwide to also include an exhibition of original Australian Latter-day Saint art.
The Church anticipates lowering the age requirement will significantly increase the number of missionaries who will serve by expanding the options for when they may begin their service.
Federal and state parliaments in Australia are considering legislation promoting same gender marriage.  The Church is making submissions to individual politicians in all jurisdictions expressing the need to protect traditional marriage between one man and one woman. These letters are being issued as the legislation is being considered by the parliaments.