This Synod recognises the major role that the Trade Union Movement has played in the economic and social development of our country, and is grateful for its vital contribution to the happiness and security of all Australians.

It learns with considerable interest that this year marks fifty years of collective concern of Governments, Employers and workers representatives through the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the social justice of men everywhere, and calls on churchmen to support the following declaration which forms part of the ILO constitution:

“all human beings, irrespective of race, creed or sex have the right to pursue both their material
well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity of economic
security, and equal opportunity.”

(The Reverend W.H.S. Childs, 24.9.69)