Brian was born in New Zealand in 1959, moved to Australia when he was five, and has lived in Queensland ever since. He was raised in a family in which politics was a major focus and the writings of Karl Marx were part of conversations. As a young man, Brian was an atheist, committed to the politics of the Left, and preparing to join the political fray after university.
During high school however, Brian opened a Bible for the first time in his life and encountered the Person of Jesus Christ. He soon began to study for pastoral ministry. He married Caroline in 1981, and has for almost four decades been involved in pastoral work and church planting in Baptist Churches in Queensland.
Brian has a passion for Christian schooling and was instrumental in the establishment of a Christian College in the community in which he lives. He is also President of the Bundaberg Branch of Cherish Life Queensland.
Articles by Brian Robertson.
21 March 2023
In May 2017 at Mutitjulu, in the shadow of Uluru, more than 250 delegates put their signatures on a historic statement -- a petition to the people of Australia: The Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Statement grew out of a series of regional dialogues [...]
7 March 2023
The Cambridge Dictionary states that “treaty” is “a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders”. The Collins English Dictionary says, “A treaty is a written agreement between countries in which they agree to do a particular thing or [...]
22 February 2023
We need The Voice! We all -- regardless of our ethnic or cultural background -- need The Voice. The Voice has the message that we all need to hear. We all need to shape our lives around what The Voice tells us. The Voice speaks [...]
15 February 2023
The year was 1987. The band was Midnight Oil. The album was Diesel and Dust. The song was “Beds Are Burning”. The message was that White Australia ought to recompense Aboriginal Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNW2XkvaL6U The time has come to say fair’s fair To pay the rent, [...]
7 February 2023
We were on holiday in Sydney. My wife and I had a week in the big city in 2014, before attending a friend’s wedding in southern New South Wales. While in Sydney, I wanted to visit a particular site of historical significance. However, it was [...]
31 January 2023
Since the 1980s, there’s been an increasingly common slogan. The phrase is synonymous with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights, self-determination, and sovereignty. “Always Was, Always Will Be” has become an expression of grievance and unhappiness. But does the concept fit within a Biblical [...]
23 January 2023
Australia Day, meant to be a joyous celebration of all that makes our nation a wonderful country to live in, has been turned into a flashpoint for annual demonstrations of resentment. For some people, this is not a happy week. I know someone who is [...]
18 January 2023
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution tapped into the eugenic mindset of his age. Now, we are seeing the pendulum swing to the opposite extreme in a misguided, unfair attempt to atone for the terrible errors of the past. This will neither solve the issues nor [...]
11 January 2023
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 [...]
5 January 2023
It’s going to be a significant year. In 2023, the Federal Government is going to put a referendum question to the Australian people. It will be a question -- vaguely worded and without specific detail -- about formal recognition of Aboriginal Australia and the establishment [...]