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Perth Latter-day Saint Honoured with ‘Member of the Order of Australia’ Award

News Release — 7 JULY 2015

Keith Chapman, a recent recipient of a “Member of the Order of Australia” award, says his faith has helped him throughout his life.

President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90

News Release — 4 JULY 2015

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.  President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time of his passing, a postiion he held since 3 February 2008.

Church Leaders Counsel Members After US Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

News Release — 3 JULY 2015

The following letter from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is being read in Church meetings across the United States and Canada beginning Sunday, July 5.

New Mission Leaders Arrive in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

News Release — 3 JULY 2015

New leaders of five missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Australia this week. 

Canberra Latter-day Saint Turns 35, Does 35 Acts of Random Kindness

News Release — 30 JUNE 2015

Canberra mother of five, Elizabeth Kikkert, was featured in several newspapers over the weekend due to her birthday tradition of giving kind acts of service to people in her community instead of waiting for gifts from others.

Church Receives Flag in Preparation for 175th Anniversary

News Release — 29 JUNE 2015

State Liberal leader and Member for Dunstan, Steven Marshall, visited the Firle Stake Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 11 June to present a South Australian flag to local Latter-day Saint leader Mr Rainer Korte. The flag will be displayed at an event hosted by the Church on 8 August as Latter-day Saints and guests celebrate the 175th anniversary of the first missionary of the faith to arrive in Australia, William Barratt.

Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage

Official Statement — 28 JUNE 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court's decision does not alter the Lord's doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice.

Brisbane Youth Help Homeless

News Release — 25 JUNE 2015

Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brisbane, Australia are gathering blankets, sleeping bags and hygiene items for individuals going through tough times, as winter approaches.

LDS Charities: A Look at 30 Years of Worldwide Humanitarian Relief

News Release — 25 JUNE 2015

Drs. George Bennett and Lyle Archibald, retired physicians who serve with numerous other medical professionals, trek to developing countries several times each year to provide training for local ministers of health and medical personnel. The pair volunteer their time and skills as a part of LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Four Latter-day Saints Share Their Talents in Sydney Musical

News Release — 21 JUNE 2015

Performer Patrice Tipoki Arkins is currently starring as Fantine in Les Misérables at the Capital Theatre in downtown Sydney.  The New-Zealand born Australian singer says this role is one she has wanted to play since she was a little girl.