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Australia led by Paul Keating is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from TopHatPaladin, RawSasquatch, DarthKyofu, and Enigma.

This mod requires Brave New World.



For most of its history, the land known as "Australia" has been inhabited by various Aboriginal peoples, who were isolated from the rest of the world. Upon the European discovery of this vast landmass in 1606, many countries tried to take portions of it. Eventually, the British took the entire island of Australia, turning it into one of their most prosperous - and largest - colonies. Due to the vast amount of available land, the British Empire sent convicts to the territory, as a way of keeping the British Isles crime-free. Eventually, in 1901, Australia got its first Prime Minister, and eventually independence from Great Britain. As a newly-formed nation, Australia joined the First and Second World Wars, helping to put its place on the world map. Today, Australia is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, as well as having strong economic and political links with other countries.

Paul Keating[]

Paul John Keating was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Prime Minister of Australia from December 1991 to March 1996. Growing up in working-class Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, Keating left school at age 14. He became involved in trade union activity and labour politics and was elected in 1969 to the House of Representatives at age 25. Acquiring a reputation for both pointed political invective and party loyalty, he was chosen by Prime Minister Bob Hawke to be federal treasurer in 1983. Keating became a stellar performer, making his mark with a blend of earthy attacks on his opponents and high-level explanations and lectures on the more arcane aspects of economics. In 1991, while Australia struggled with economic recession, Hawke became embroiled in a leadership battle with Keating for control of the Labor Party and the office of the prime minister. In December that year, Hawke called for a party vote and lost by a small margin to Keating. As prime minister, Keating inaugurated financial programs aimed at national recovery. He was reelected prime minister in 1993 as the economy regained strength, but his government was defeated by a coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party in the elections of March 2, 1996, ending 13 years of rule by the Labor Party. Keating became a successful business consultant after his political career.

Dawn of Man[]

"G'day to you, Paul Keating, illustrious Prime Minister of Australia! Elected into the House of Representatives at the age of only 25, you rose through the ranks of the Labor Party, serving in every Labor government from the 1970s onwards. As Treasurer under the charismatic Bob Hawke, you completely reformed Australia's economy, bringing never-before-seen wealth and prosperity to the young country. But, unlike the dessicated coconuts, L platers and clodhoppers who opposed you, you never lost sight of the Australian people! Your tenure as Prime Minister brought reforms to ensure financial stability for every Australian, and was the first to ensure the rights of Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander groups to their native title. Truly, you were a Prime Minister for the modern age!


Art by DarthKyofu

Oh, Prime Minister Keating, the true believers have kept their faith through these difficult times, and beg for your return! Will you lead Australia to the sweetest victory of all? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Well, g'day! My name's Paul. Australia is still a young country, and I plan to change it inexorably for good, for the better."

Introduction: "Pleasure to meet you. I'm Paul Keating, and we in Australia are ready and willing to have a long and prosperous relationship with the lot of you! The last thing we need now is a return to the old philosophy that the only useful interest is self-interest."

Introduction: (rarer) "Hey, good evening, I'm Paul. Pleased to meet you all."

Defeat: "Well, colour me surprised! I thought you were a real low altitude flier, all tip and no iceberg, but I guess I was wrong! Instead you're a slithering, mangy maggot. You can fire a gun alright, but you couldn't manage a tart shop."

Defeat: "That was like being flogged with warm lettuce. You knew you'd lose any diplomatic conflict so you sent in your little band of soldiers instead? You're pathetic. A real stupid, foul-mouthed grub."

Defeat: "You're more to be pitied than despised. You've completely gone troppo."

Unique Attributes[]

Australia (Paul Keating)

Art by DarthKyofu

The Big Picture

Outgoing Trade Routes provide additional Gold Gold for each Specialist in their origin city. For the duration of a Declaration of Friendship, both Australia and their friend gain an additional Trade Route slot.


Art by RawSasquatch

ASLAV (Marine)
  • Classed as an Armor unit.
  • +3 Moves Movement while at full health.
  • +5% Strength Combat Strength for each Declaration of Friendship or City-State Ally (max +35%).

Art by RawSasquatch

Trades Hall (Bank)
  • 1 additional Merchant specialist slot (2 total)
  • Trade routes to City-States from this city provide +1 Influence Influence per turn for each Specialist slot filled.
City List
  1. Canberra
  2. Sydney
  3. Melbourne
  4. Brisbane
  5. Perth
  6. Adelaide
  7. Hobart
  8. Darwin
  9. Gold Coast
  10. Newcastle
  11. Geelong
  12. Woolongong
  13. Townsville
  14. Kalgoorlie
  15. Launceston
  16. Central Coast
  17. Cairns
  18. Toowoomba
  19. Albury
  20. Ballarat
  21. Alice Springs
  22. Bendigo
  23. Rockhampton
  24. Broome
  25. Maitland
  26. Mackay
  27. Wagga Wagga
  28. Bundaberg
  29. Coffs Harbour
  30. Whyalla
  31. Port Macquarie
  32. Hervey Bay
  33. Orange
Spy List
  • Gareth
  • Brian
  • Kim
  • Anita
  • Neal
  • Bob
  • Bruce
  • Carmen
  • Casey
  • Cheryl



Peace Theme War Theme

Don't Dream It's Over


Never Tear Us Apart

Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over', cover by Stringspace INXS's 'Never Tear Us Apart', cover by Vitamin String Quartet

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 12 March 2019


  • Senshi: Design, Code, Art (Map), Text
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua
  • RawSasquatch: Lua, Art (Unit and Building Icons)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene, Civ Icon & Alpha)
  • Enigma: Art (Leaderscene Base), Help
  • Snafusmith: ASLAV Model
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