Mr Garth Blake SC moved, Mr Ken Spackman seconded,
This General Synod welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The General Synod expresses its commitment to continuing the work with the Royal Commission so that child sexual abuse can find no place within Australia society in the Anglican Church of Australia.
That the General Synod authorise the General Secretary to employ a Royal Commission Officer to perform the functions set out in the Report on page 7‑250 in Book 7 of the Synod papers, in consultation with the Metropolitans, on a contract basis for a total remuneration package of up to $120,000 per annum, and that the expenditure so incurred be recouped from the Statutory Fund by an additional assessment over and above 3.5% cap resolved by the Standing Committee in November 2013 (Resolution SC2013/2/40).
That the General Synod authorise the Royal Commission Working Group, in consultation with the Metropolitans, to incur costs in relation to the hearing by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as the Working Group deems appropriate up to a limit of $300,000 to be paid from the Reserve Fund.
3 July 2014