Archdeacon Brian Kirk moved, Ms Rose Elu seconded,

That General Synod encourages all dioceses, where no policy for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ministry exists, to formulate such a policy in consultation with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Anglicans in the diocese and with NATSIAC, which

(a) includes consideration, where appropriate, of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander membership of committees
and governing bodies;

(b) includes consideration of developing ordained and licensed lay ministry; and

(c) ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans are recognised as members of the Church
rather than clients or the objects of mission.

30 June 2014