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General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia

October 2007

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 December 2008

Garth Blake SC*
Wentworth Chambers, Sydney, Australia


The 14th General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia was held in Canberra, against a backdrop of a number of important circumstances. Within the Anglican Church, the Appellate Tribunal had determined by a 4 to 3 majority that there was nothing in the Constitution to prevent a woman becoming a diocesan bishop. Within Australia, there were issues of drought and climate. Within the Anglican Communion, there was the ongoing international turmoil over human sexuality.

Synod Reports
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7 Further details of the proceedings of the General Synod are available at <>, accessed 30 May 2008.