That this Synod:
a ) commends the Federal Government for establishing the School Chaplains Funding Scheme. We acknowledge the support of the Leader of the Opposition for this scheme. We give thanks for this significant new opportunity to offer pastoral care and to graciously commend the Christian faith;
b) urges the newly elected Federal Government to continue to offer further rounds of funding to enable more government and independent schools to establish new chaplaincy programs; and
c) offers its support to the state bodies that are supporting this rapid expansion of chaplaincy in our schools,

Bishop Stephen Hale moved, Bishop Andrew Curnow seconding, 26 Oct 07