That this Synod requests the Missionary and Ecumenical Council to ask the Bush Church Aid Society to be the sponsoring agent in the field of Mission in those areas within the Australian Church where extra-diocesan resources are needed, on the following basis:

(a) a national fund would be established to be administered by a committee comprising representatives of the
Bush Church Aid Society, the Missionary and Ecumenical Council, the Australian Board of Missions, the National Brotherhoods Council, and other relevant bodies. This Committee should have its own Chairman and Secretary, the Secretary to be the Federal Secretary of the Bush Church Aid Society;

(b) the fund committee would be authorised to appeal to the whole Church through its sponsoring agent;

(c) the fund committee would determine priorities in meeting the requests of the Diocesan Bishops for funds for
the extension and/or maintenance of the Church’s Mission;

(d) that this Synod requests a separate and detailed report of the progress of the fund at the next meeting of
General Synod.

(The Bishop of Newcastle, 19.9.69)