48 Regulations – Membership of UAICC

That the Assembly resolve:

To request the Standing Committee, on the advice of the Legal Reference Committee, to amend Regulation 3.2.1(a) so that it reads:

  • All Aboriginal and Islander members of the Church have a right to be members of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (“the Congress”).


Garry Dronfield


Dianne Torrens


At present all Indigenous people who are members of the UCA are automatically members of Congress; they have no choice. This can impact on such things as candidature and other rights in the Church. This proposal gives people a right to belong to Congress, and also a choice to not join.