Dr Carolyn Tan moved, The Reverend Peter Sandeman seconded,
That this Synod:
welcomes the commitment by the Commonwealth Government to promote the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and to seek a multi-party approach to such constitutional reform;
supports the principles of reforming the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and to remove provisions allowing governments to discriminate adversely against people on the grounds of race;
commends the dioceses and church organisations who have produced information and study guides, such as those found at http://www.Perth.anglican.org/visible-and-valued and
http://anglican churchesq.org.au (at Social Responsibilities Committee page); and
4. encourages all Anglicans to study and engage with the issues concerning constitutional recognition.
2 July 2014