This General Synod, hearing the cry of pain and distress of Indigenous people expressed through and by NATSIAC joins with NATSIAC in condemning the practice of mandatory sentencing, notwithstanding the provision of diversionary programs. It calls on the Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments to repeal these laws. It calls on the next Federal Government to override the Northern Territory laws and to use such power as is available to it to have the Western Australian laws declared invalid.

The Revd D Langham moved, Ms V Sahanna seconding
Carried 25/07/01