Australia unprecedentedly became a place of refuge throughout the Chimeran War. In December 1949, 300,000 people were evacuated from Britain - mostly women and children, along with members of Parliament and their families - and sent to the refugee camp Avalon One in Australia.
As of 1952, an estimated eight million people from across the world have fled to Australia in the past three years as the Chimera were so far unable to reach the continent. The sudden influx of refugees was partially due to the immigration policies of the United States under the Noah Grace Administration which forcibly turned refugees away from its shores. Consequently, Australia soon suffered from severe food shortages caused by the overpopulation of refugees and losing its imports from countries that fell to the Chimera.
The Australian government enforced a strict rationing of food and medical supplies, as diseases and starvation were becoming rampantly widespread. However, matters exacerbated as supplies reached critical levels and supply ships from other parts of the world all but ceased operation, causing a violent civil war to break out on August 9, 1952.
The events of Australia's misfortunes have discouraged nearly all recent passages to the continent, in which then U.S. President Harvey McCullen had urged Americans from escaping to the said continent in preference to the safe haven of the Liberty Defense Perimeter.
The Chimera invaded Australia by 1957, and very likely, New Zealand as well.
- As depicted in Global Resistance, it is possible that the result of Australia's civil war has resulted in the two separate territories of "United Australia" and "Expanded Queensland."
- ^ a b c Australia Wracked by Civil War
- ^ President McCullen Reverses Immigration Ban
- ^ "Freddie: Freddie Valmore here broadcasting from a cold and snowy New York City. Earlier today, I received an S.O.S. call from Brisbane, Australia. Dalmyn: Thousands of them just showed up out of nowhere... need help. Food water guns... like a goddamn slaughterhouse oh my go...!!! Freddie: I don't like hearing that any more than you do but it is my job to bring you the news as I get it. So let's do what we can and say an extra prayer tonight for those folks in Brisbane." During the events in St. Louis when a message from Brisbane is received and relayed by Freddie Valmore.