That the Diocese of Papua New Guinea is granted approval of General Synod to formulate a plan for independent Provincial Status for the Church in Papua New Guinea as a National Church within the Anglican Communion but separate from the Church of England in Australia; such plan to be brought before the next session of General Synod, or, if necessity demands, to General Synod’s Standing Committee for final approval.

(The Bishop of Papua New Guinea, 26.5.73)