That-

General Synod welcomes the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Canberra on 13 February 1998 and calls on the Australian Government, Opposition and all members of the Australian Parliament to ensure that there is the fullest possible information campaign and level of public participation in the Parliamentary inquiry and debate leading to the Referendum in 1999.

Synod further calls on all Australian Christians to consider and pray for the outcome of the Referendum that Australia’s integrity, unity, well being, peace and stability will be strengthened and enlivened. Synod recommends to all Australians that special days of prayer be the 13 August 1998, 13 February 1999 and 13 August 1999 to mark six-monthly intervals in the period leading to the Referendum.

[Dr B. Teague – 17-2-98]