That this General Synod requests all dioceses and Church members to examine seriously the implications for an effect upon, the Aboriginal Australians of:

(a) the negotiation of a Makarrata or Treaty;

(b) the recognition and restoration of rights to land;

(c) compensation for loss of and damage to their lands and to their traditional way of life; and

(d) the protection of their identify, law and culture.

(The Bishop of Newcastle, 25.8.81)