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a) Pray for the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship, a key coordinating body of Aboriginal Christians, as it encourages leadership development through its training college, outreach and church planting in every Aboriginal community
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A federal, parliamentary democracy formed in 1901 with 6 states and 2 federal territories.
A secular state with freedom of religion.
4,388 in 97 agencies and in 134 countries
3,277 in 109 agencies
Area 7,682,300 sq.km. This island continent is largely grassland and desert in the interior but better watered in the east, southeast and southwest coastal regions, where most live in highly concentrated urban areas. There are three permanently inhabited dependent territories; Norfolk Is. (35 sq.km.; 2,500 pop), Christmas Is. (135 sq.km.; 2,300 pop), Cocos Is. (14 sq.km.; 600 pop).
Population (2000) 18,879,524 +1.03%AGR
Capital Canberra 328,370.
Anglo-Celtic 67.8%; Other European 20%; Asian 6%; Middle Eastern 3.0%; Australian Aborigine 2%; Other 1.2%.
Literacy 99%. Official language English. Over 19% of the population do not use English as their first language. All indigenous languages 234. Languages with Scriptures 1Bi 8NT 26por 19 w.i.p.
Mixed economy based on industry, agriculture and mining. HDI 0.922; 7th/174. Public debt 23% of GNP. Income/person $20,090 (66% of USA).
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