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    Basis of Union, Constitution and Regulations

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    Basis of Union,
    Constitution
    & Regulations

    2018


    with Covenanting Statement,[...]
    BASIS OF UNION, CONSTITUTION AND REGULATIONS

    2018 EDITION[...]
    BASIS OF UNION,
    CONSTITUTION AND
    REGULATIONS

    WITH
    • COVENANTING STATEMENT
    • ALTERNATIVE REGULATIONS FOR
    KOREAN CONGREGATIONS
    • THE C[...]
    BASIS OF UNION, CONSTITUTION AND REGULATIONS
    UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA


    Published by[...]
    [...]57 to 61
    7. Regulations, by-laws, rules and standing orders[...]70 to 73

    REGULATIONS[...]Membership Regulation 1.1 to 1.8.2
    2. Ministry[...]6.1 to 6.12

    ALTERNATIVE REGULATIONS FOR KOREAN CONGREGATIONS Page 231

    INDEX TO CONSTITUTION AND REGULATIONS Page 2[...]
    [...]Western Australia.

    Prescribe means prescribe by Regulation, rule, or by-law made pursuant to this
    Con[...]
    [...]misconduct.

    APPEAL
    11. The Assembly shall make Regulations providing for any person whose membership[...]
    [...]other body which contravenes this Constitution or Regulations
    of the Assembly;[...]
    [...]s of a Presbytery under this Constitution and the Regulations
    (including ordination and o[...]
    [...]nd dealt with
    in accordance with the rules, regulations, by-laws and resolutions made by or under[...]for the Church and in that event the rules,
    regulations, by-laws and resolutions of the Assembly an[...]
    [...]o this Constitution and
    any relevant regulations, rules and by-laws of the Church.

    ([...]ommittee power
    to make, rescind or vary any Regulation, no Regulation so made or any rescission or
    variation of any Regulation shall take effect until approved by the St[...]
    [...]DIVISION 7
    REGULATIONS, BY-LAWS,
    RULES AND STANDING ORDERS
    62. The Assembly may make Regulations not inconsistent with this Constitution pre-[...]with this Constitution or with any
    relevant Regulations and by-laws prescribing all matters which are req[...]sibility of the
    Presbytery.

    65. Any such Regulations, by-laws or rules may delegate to any specified body power to
    make regulations, by-laws or rules for any of the purposes for which regulations, by-
    laws or rules may be made under this Constitution.

    66. Any Regulation, by-law or rule may be rescinded or varied by the[...]rescribe for the giving of notice of any proposed Regulations,
    by-laws, rules and standing orders a[...]
    [...]interpretation of this Constitution or any of the Regulations
    made by the Assembly shall be made by[...]
    REGULATIONS




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    [...]THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA

    REGULATIONS
    CONTENTS[...]
    [...]3.7.5.2 Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
    3.8 Regulations that Apply to All Councils and Congregations[...]ations
    3.10.1 Exemption and Alternative Regulations
    3.10.2 Alterations to Regulations

    4. Property
    4.1 Definitions
    4.2 Synod Pro[...]
    [...]onstitution shall apply to words when used in the Regulations and

    Beneficiary Fund means the Beneficiary Fund established pursuant to Regulation 3.1.6(d);

    Code of Ethics means the Code of Ethic[...]lities are
    assigned by the Constitution or by any Regulation, by-law or rule;

    Youth Worker means a person acc[...]TE:
    – the word “Korean” in brackets after a Regulation indicates that there is an approved alternative
    Regulation for Korean congregations. The alternative Regulations are found elsewhere in this
    publication.][...]
    [...]recognition in accordance with Regulations 1.4.1. and 1.4.2.


    1.2 BAPTISED[...]
    [...]led as a member-in-association in accordance with Regulation
    1.4.1(b) continues to p[...]
    [...]f appeal as those set
    out in Regulation 5.2.3.

    INSPECTION OF ROLLS BY PRESBYTERY[...]
    [...]een approved in accordance
    with these Regulations;

    Certificated Candidate means a cand[...]inisterial
    Placements referred to in Regulation 3.7.4.2;

    Period of discernment mean[...]on panel means the selection panel referred to in Regulation 2.3.2.4;

    Student means a per[...]
    [...]f a Minister as
    prescribed in Regulations 2.2.1(a) and (b) are being exercised.

    DEFINITION[...]the exercise of the responsibilities outlined in Regulation 2.2.2(a), shall
    be mad[...]
    [...]g any of
    the tasks set out in Regulation 2.2.2(a) in ministry locations designated[...]E OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH WORKER
    2.2.4 In these Regulations Youth Worker means a person accredited by[...]
    [...]ministry of the Church.

    (b) In Regulations 2.2.6, 2.4.8, 2.7.6, 2.9.6 and 2.9.7 unless the c[...]prior to making an application under Regulation 2.3.2.2 has
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    [...]the National Executive of Congress under Regulation 2.3.2.4, an
    academic qua[...]
    [...]is prescribed under these Regulations or as may be required by[...]course of study as set out in these Regulations.

    (c) Acceptance as a studen[...]n as a candidate, in
    which case Regulations 2.3.1 to 2.3.2.5 shall apply.

    PRESBYTERY RESPONS[...]application in
    accordance with the Regulations.

    The Presbytery or a des[...]
    [...]n considering its report and recommendation under Regulation
    2.3.2.3(a)(v) the Presbytery[...]satisfy itself regarding the matters mentioned in Regulation
    2.3.2.1, and have regard, am[...]yed to it in accordance
    with Regulation 2.3.2.2 and 2.3.2.3.

    (d) Where[...]tion
    panel constituted under Regulation 2.3.2.4(a), the Congress
    Min[...]information conveyed to it in accordance with Regulation 2.3.2.2 and
    2.3.2.3.


    SELEC[...]terial Education Board
    pursuant to Regulation 3.7.4.3(c)(iii)(3). and a representative a[...]
    [...]ttee, in accordance with paragraph (e) (d)of this Regulation.

    RIGHT OF APPEAL AGAINST A DECISION OF THE PRESB[...]nt may appeal against a decision made pursuant to Regulation
    2.3.2.3(b), or 2.3.2.4(a) or 2.3.[...]n followed in
    accordance with the Regulations.

    (b) The appeal is to[...]the selection committee constituted under Regulation 2.3.2.4(a) to
    reconsider t[...]ay be shall deal with the application in terms of Regulations 2.3.2.3 to
    2.3.2.5,[...]
    [...]Presbytery in accordance with Regulation 2.3.2.7(b) or (c) may appeal to the[...]Panel to be dealt with under Part 6 of these Regulations.

    (d) The Presbytery must[...]
    [...]tion Board in accordance with
    Regulation 2.3.2.7(a) or (b) may appeal to the National Exec[...]lt with under Part 6 of these
    Regulations.

    (d) The candidate’s Re[...]nsidering and determining applications made under Regulation
    2.3.3(a) the appointin[...]
    [...]d as
    provided for under these Regulations or is transferred to the pastoral care[...]
    [...]N OF MINISTRY OF PASTOR
    2.4.6 An applicant under Regulation 2.3.3 shall be recognised as a Pastor when:[...]hdrawn under the
    provisions of Regulation 2.10.3(a), and who is in good standing wit[...]
    [...]ter.

    YOUTH WORKER ACCREDITATION
    2.4.9 Subject to Regulation 2.10.6, the accreditation of a Youth Worke[...]
    [...]ATION TO SERVE IN
    A PLACEMENT
    2.5.1 (a) This Regulation shall apply to any minister of another den[...]
    [...]here an application made under
    Regulation 2.5.2 has been completed and the result of that a[...](i) take account of the matters referred to in Regulation 2.5.1(d), the
    stan[...]
    [...]en rejected by
    the Synod under Regulation 2.5.2(d) may appeal on the grounds that
    the process followed did not comply with these Regulations. The
    appeal shall be dealt with under Part 6 of these Regulations.

    ROLE OF THE ASSEMBLY IN THE ADMISSION OF[...](b) The guidelines referred to in Regulation 2.5.3(a) shall include a
    requi[...]recognised for the purposes of this RegulationRegulation the Assembly or the body which it designat[...]
    [...]dealt with under Part 6 of these
    Regulations. The Assembly shall give written notice of[...]al as is prescribed
    under these Regulations or as may be required by the Presbytery or by[...]application in accordance with the Regulations.

    (e) The Presbytery or a desi[...]
    [...]nveyed to it in
    accordance with Regulation 2.5.4 (c), (d) and (e). The Presbytery mus[...]
    [...]nsidered by the Presbytery in
    Regulation 2.5.4 (f ).

    (d) The Synod panel[...]nt may appeal against a decision made pursuant to Regulation
    2.5.4(g) or 2.5.5 (d). The appeal[...]n accordance with
    Part 6 of these Regulations.

    (b) The appeal is to be m[...]
    [...]for Discipline pursuant to Regulation. 5.7.4(r)(iii) or (v), or by[...]
    [...]approved placement as provided in these Regulations.

    (c) A call to a placement g[...]
    [...](ii) to Ministers received under Regulation 2.5.1 in respect of their
    in[...]Presbytery with the exceptions listed in Regulation 2.6.5(a). The
    Presbytery shall[...]eption of
    placements listed in Regulations 2.6.5(a).

    (f) ) Assembly p[...]
    [...]authority has been delegated under Regulation 3.7.3(b)(vi), of the
    Pastoral[...]resbytery, the principles set out
    in Regulation 2.6.6 shall be followed as closely as poss[...]
    [...]f Pastor for the purposes of these
    Regulations when
    (i) the position descrip[...]includes one or more of the tasks named in Regulation 2.2.2; and
    the Pre[...]
    [...]nd ten years except
    as provided in Regulation 2.6.8.

    (b) Placements othe[...]
    [...]ear shall be determined in
    accordance with Regulation 2.6.7.

    CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT FOR COMM[...]
    [...]subject to the Code of Ethics and Part 5 of these Regulations.


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    (c) A person who satisfies the provisions of Regulation 2.9.5(a) and who
    would if a Min[...]person serving in accordance with this Regulation such a person shall
    (except in[...]ter)
    subject to Part 5 of these Regulations;

    (c) in the exercise of the[...]
    [...]ccording to the procedures in this
    Regulation.

    (b) Any decision by a P[...]
    [...]erm of any extension beyond ten years pursuant to Regulation
    2.6.8 except on the same condi[...]accordance with Part 6 of these Regulations. The appeal shall be directed[...]
    [...]ee for Discipline pursuant to
    Regulation 5.7.4(r)(vi), subject to the Regulations relating to appeal.

    Where a Pastor is appointed to an approved placement the Regulations related to
    the termination of a placem[...]tee for Discipline pursuant to
    Regulation 5.7.4(r)(vi), subject to the Regulations relating to
    appeal.[...]Congregation in accordance with Regulation 3.1.4, it determines
    t[...]
    [...]ce
    with the provisions of this Regulation seeks to be reinstated, the Church[...]ccordance with
    Part 6 of these Regulations. may appeal to the Synod which shall appoi[...]has so
    determined pursuant to Regulation 5.7.4(r)(vi).

    (d) In the e[...]
    [...]editation of a Youth Worker shall, subject to the Regulations
    relating to appeal, be withdra[...]Discipline has so determined pursuant to Regulation 5.7.4(r)(vi).

    WITHDRAWAL OF RECOGNITION OF A LAY[...]ee for Discipline pursuant to
    Regulation 5.7.4(r)(vi), subject to the Regulations relating to appeal.


    2.11 COLLEGIA[...]
    [...]issued after the change in
    accordance with Regulation 2.11.1(a).




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    [...]n
    any determinations made under this Regulation.

    [Korean]

    MINISTRY TEAMS
    2.11.3 (a) Chu[...]
    [...]in accordance with the
    Regulations; (See Reg. 2.6.6)
    (vi)[...]
    [...](iii) making decisions in accordance with the Regulations concerning
    baptism, co[...]; (See Part 1 of these
    Regulations)
    (iv) assisting the Ministe[...]carrying out its functions in accordance with the Regulations
    concerning applicants[...]in accordance with the
    Regulations; (See Reg. 4.4.1)
    (x)[...]
    [...]ters in accordance with
    Regulations 5.4.1 – 5.4.3
    (ii) ensurin[...]tee in accordance with
    Regulations 3.7.3(b) and 5.4.3(a)

    (b) maint[...]within the bounds in accordance with Regulation 3.1.4;
    (iii) receiving and de[...]and Church Councils as provided for in Regulation 3.3.3(d)
    and the[...]
    [...]ng change of ordained ministry in accordance with Regulation
    2.3.2.6;

    Ordination,[...]
    [...]of a Minister not classified under Regulation 2.6.1(e) to become
    an[...]the relevant Acts and
    Regulations;
    (ii) submitting Pre[...]
    [...]fore it for which no precise or
    sufficient Regulation has been made and the use of such power sh[...]
    [...]eries
    within the Synod in accordance with Regulations 3.4.6 - 3.4.7 ;

    (c) selecting those from the[...]embers of the Assembly in
    accordance with Regulation 3.3.8;

    (d) co-operating in the:
    (i)[...]om other denominations in accordance with
    Regulation 2.5.1;

    (f) ) overseeing the colleges and sch[...]ucation within the bounds, in accordance with the Regulations,
    including:
    (i) ensuring th[...]
    [...]exercised in accordance with the Regulations and where necessary
    providing[...]ee Part 5 and Part 6 of these
    Regulations)

    Property
    (k) providin[...]bounds, in accordance with the property Regulations, including:
    (i) appo[...]visions of the
    property Regulations;
    (iii) appointing an officer[...]property;
    (See Part 4 of these Regulations)

    (l) making Synod by-laws pursuant to the Constitution and Regulations;

    (m) appointing a Standing Commi[...]fore it for which no
    precise or sufficient Regulation has been made and the use of such power sh[...]
    [...]in the Congregation;
    (ii) subject to Regulation 2.9.4(b), Pastors serving within the[...]in-Association in accordance with Regulation 2.11.1;
    (v) subject to parag[...]
    [...]tances other than in
    Regulation 3.3.3(d)); or
    (iii)[...]
    [...]sters in
    accordance with Regulation 2.9.7;

    (d) (i) One confirmed[...]
    [...]f the
    Presbytery in accordance with Regulation 3.3.4.

    (b) Associate members of the[...]s of Presbytery in accordance with
    Regulation 3.3.4(c)(ii) and (d) shall be elected or a[...]
    [...]e with the
    provisions of Regulation 3.3.7(d).

    (b) The total number of l[...]appointed or elected in accordance with Regulations 3.3.7(a)(iii) – (vi).

    MEMBERSHIP OF THE[...]
    [...]er of members of the Assembly pursuant to
    Regulation 3.3.8 (i) -(iii);
    (v) Ministers and confirmed[...]l number of members appointed
    pursuant to Regulation 3.3.8 (i) – (iii).[...]
    [...]lay persons as are necessary to comply with Regulation 3.3.8(a)(iii)(5).

    (b) Nominations[...]he event of any person elected in accordance with Regulation 3.3.9(a)
    being unable t[...]
    [...]pose, functions and responsibilities specified in Regulation 3.1.1.

    (b) A Presbytery may dis[...](c) In the application of this Regulation:
    (i) the Presbyte[...]
    [...](b) In the application of this Regulation:
    (i) the Presbyte[...]
    [...]all or some of the responsibilities described in Regulation 3.1.2.

    FORMATION OF A PRESBYTERY
    3.4.6 ([...]
    [...]eetings of the Congregation, (referred to in this Regulation as voting
    members):[...]
    [...]nd other matters in
    accordance with Regulations;
    (vi) performing such other dutie[...]
    of this Regulation have been waived by the Assembly in respect of th[...]ch as may be required by any
    Regulation, by-law or rule;[...]
    [...]f the Constitution
    or Regulations or a decision as to whether the action of any[...]itution, the
    relevant Regulations, by-laws or rules;
    (iii[...]
    [...](c) Any committees established pursuant to Regulation 3.7.2(a)(iv) shall
    have[...]
    [...]a task
    group established under Regulation 3.7.2(a)(iv); however, no task group[...](vii) dealing with complaints as set out in the Regulations on Church
    Discipl[...]
    [...]ointed in accordance with this
    Regulation.

    The Standing Committe[...]
    [...]Pastors considered suitable for placement under Regulation
    2.6.6.

    MINIS[...]
    [...]h responsibilities as provided in
    Regulations 3.7.4.3(c) in relation to Aboriginal and I[...]
    [...]or
    deferral of studies (see Regulation 2.4.1(b))

    (iii) either separately or[...]the Church in the period of discernment (see Regulation
    2.3.1).

    (iv)[...]shall
    undertake all responsibilities in Regulation 3.7.4.3(c) not otherwise
    legislat[...]
    [...]hed by Synods shall be subject to the
    Regulations and decisions of the Assembly in relation[...]
    [...]ities so incurred.

    Subject to Regulation 3.7.4.6(b), all investments borrowings and other
    transactions authorised by this Regulation are to be made in the name
    of[...]NSTITUTIONS
    3.7.4.7 (a) For the purposes of this Regulation, unless the context or subject matter[...]
    [...]nd responsibilities given to the Synod under this Regulation.

    (i) In relation to an institutio[...]
    [...]nd the way in which the responsibilities named in Regulation
    3.6.4.2 may be exe[...]
    [...]a new committee is appointed
    according to Regulation 3.7.5.2(b).
    (d) Casual vacancies may be filled[...](5) compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards
    and best p[...]
    3.8 REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO ALL COUNCILS
    AN[...]
    [...]sented.

    (f) Except as provided in Regulation 3.7.4.1(f )(i), a quorum for a meetings[...]
    [...]untant. For the
    purpose of this Regulation a qualified accountant means:[...]
    [...]Notional stipend for the purpose of this Regulation means the amount
    deter[...]
    [...]in addition to those listed
    in Regulation 3.3.1. The Church Council may nominate to[...]
    [...]members-in-association (as listed in Regulation 1.6.1), the Presbytery
    may, at the[...]to operate under these
    Regulations and forms a Church Council under Regulation
    3.3.1; or[...]longer period authorized under (c) of this Regulation , as the case
    may be.

    (c) This Regulation shall cease to apply to the Congregation and the[...]Council in accordance with the
    Regulation 3.3.1 at the expiry of a period of 12 mont[...]
    [...]sociation. (See Reg. 3.8.5).

    (e) Regulation 3.3.1(b) does not apply to Congregations in which[...]TIVES AND ALTERATIONS

    EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE REGULATIONS
    3.10.1 The Assembly in plenary session, or its S[...]exemption from compliance with all or any of the Regulations;
    and

    (b) may make alternative Regulations in respect of all or any such matters[...]e granting of an exemption from compliance with a Regulation or Regulations
    does not have the effect of exempting[...]dy from complying with the Constitution and other Regulations.

    ALTERATIONS TO REGULATIONS
    3.10.2 (a) These and any other Regulations may be amended by addition, deletion[...]
    [...]any such proposal involves an amendment to the Regulations.

    (b) Amendments to the Regulations shall have effect from the time of
    passing[...]y specify.

    (c) Any act or decisions made under Regulations prior to the amendment
    thereof shall not be[...]subsequently be varied to comply with the amended Regulations if
    so directed by the Assembly or other body concerned.

    (d) Any body within the Church affected by Regulations may request the
    Assembly to amend the Regulations.[...]
    property matters as provided by these Regulations having regard
    to:[...]
    [...]ESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY
    4.4.1 Subject to the Regulations, the by-laws of the Synod and the rules of[...](b) subject to clause (e) of this Regulation, determine the use of land and[...]
    [...]od in accordance
    with Regulation 3.8.7(b);
    (vii) appropriate[...]any of the matters referred to in Regulation 4.4.2(a), notwithstanding
    tha[...]In exercising the responsibilities set out in Regulation 4.4.1 the Church Council
    may itself c[...]in accordance with the provisions
    of Regulation 4.10.1.[...]
    [...]s given in
    accordance with the Regulations.

    LEASES
    4.6.2 (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this Regulation, a lease shall not be granted[...]
    [...]Officer of the Synod.

    (g) This Regulation applies notwithstanding anything elsewhere contained
    in the Regulations.

    PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
    4.6.3 (a) Subject[...]specified in
    paragraph (b) of this Regulation may be entered into without the prior[...]the acquisition, sale, mortgage or (subject to Regulation 4.6.2)
    lease of[...]
    [...]as described in the
    Regulations; and
    (ii) give all affect[...]by or on behalf of a Property Trust and to which Regulation
    4.6.3 applies, shall be submitted to the[...]osal has been approved in accordance with
    Regulation 4.6.3.

    EXECUTION OF DEEDS
    4.7.2 Any deed, inst[...]ng to any property or matter
    to which the Regulations apply which, if made or executed by an ind[...]
    [...]UNSAFE BUILDINGS
    4.11.1 (a) Notwithstanding any Regulation or by-law, a Synod Property Officer or[...]es not comply with any governmental
    regulation or requirement or is reported to the Synod[...]
    [...]nod pursuant to this
    Regulation;
    (v) after consultation[...]when a recommendation is made pursuant to Regulation 4.11.1(a).

    INDEMNITY
    4.11.2 (a) Any perso[...]
    [...]responsibilities listed in
    Regulation 4.4.1 and other relevant Regulations of the Church
    will b[...]
    [...]h under Part 6 of these
    Regulations

    (d) The Presbytery[...]nsibilities
    mentioned in Regulation 4.11.9(a)(iii) be jointly undertaken if[...]memorandum of understanding made pursuant to Regulation
    4.11.9(a) or a decision made in accordance with Regulation
    4.11.9(c).

    ([...]s in the implementation of this
    Regulation.
    Where there is more than one P[...]es of the Presbytery under this
    Regulation will be exercised by one or both of them.

    CLASSI[...]ALTERNATIVE MISSIONAL USE
    4.11.10 (a) In this Regulation:
    (i) “Alternative Mis[...]
    [...]bytery and a Congregation as referred
    to in Regulation 4.11.9 (b)[...]
    [...]gregation as
    described in the Regulations;
    (ii) the Presbytery and the Congr[...]standing a resolution of the Synod referred to in Regulation
    4.11.10 (b)(ii), responsibilit[...]
    [...]t a decision pursuant to
    Regulation 4.11.10 (b)(ii) to classify property as available[...]s
    not in accordance with Regulations 4.11.10(a),(b), (c) and (d);
    (ii[...]ed under
    Part 6 of these Regulations; and

    4.11.11 The Assembly determines th[...]
    [...]DEFINITIONS
    5.1.1 In this Part 5 of the Regulations unless the context or subject matter other[...]
    [...]al counsel in accordance
    with Regulation 5.2.1 (a) that member may be requested by[...]
    [...]roll of a Congregation
    pursuant to Regulations may have it reinstated by a decision of the[...]pply, to the exclusion of the process outlined in Regulation 5.2.1.

    (b) The Policies for t[...]
    [...]LITIES OF THE PRESBYTERY
    5.4.2 Subject to these Regulations, the counselling and discipline of Minister[...]
    [...]e withdrawn for the purposes of
    this Regulation, if that person, for any reason, be unwill[...]
    [...]for the purpose of deciding on action which the Regulations authorise it to take.
    Its tools inclu[...]om the complaint is made.

    DEFINITIONS
    5.6.2 In Regulations 5.6.1 to 5.6.18, unless the context or sub[...]
    [...]ints Committee
    appointed by the Synod pursuant to Regulation 5.6.4;

    Complaint means a written, signed complai[...]ster means a Minister (as that term is defined in Regulation 5.1.1) or
    Candidate (as that term is defined in Regulation 2.1.1) involved in field
    education;

    Pastoral Rel[...]cedural Fairness refers to the matters set out in Regulation 5.6.11(a);

    Sexual misconduct means one or[...]
    [...]against a Minister
    the procedures in Regulations 5.6.3 to 5.6.18 inclusive shall apply to
    the exclusion of the procedures contained in Regulations 5.4.1 to 5.5.1
    inclusive.[...]
    [...]subject to paragraph (j) of this Regulation, be three, of whom the[...]
    [...]ate complaint made pursuant to
    Regulation 5.6.10 (e) (iii) or a composite complaint made pursuant to
    Regulation 5.6.10 (e) (iii) in such manner as it shal[...]
    [...]onduct as
    defined in these Regulations;
    (iii) inform the person[...]
    [...]s possible.

    (d) Nothing in these Regulations shall prevent a person from making an[...]
    [...]In exercising its responsibilities under these Regulations, the
    Committee shall h[...]graph (e) of
    this Regulation.

    (c) The nature of the in[...]
    [...]Discipline to be dealt with as a complaint under Regulation
    5.7.2;
    (vi[...]
    [...]aragraph (e) (v)
    of this Regulation.

    (g) Where the Committee determine[...]dealt with as a
    complaint under Regulation 5.7.2(b) or referral to another council of[...]
    [...]he complaint
    and, subject to these Regulations, that Presbytery shall be responsible[...]relating to a complaint
    under Regulations 5.5.1ff and, in the case of a complaint referred
    under Regulation 5.6.5(e)(v), the conclusion of all processes relating
    to the complaint under Regulations 5.7.1ff, unless the Presbytery[...]omplaint may continue to be processed under these Regulations,
    notwithstanding the c[...]NTIALITY AND PRIVACY
    5.6.14 (a) Subject to these Regulations confidentiality shall be observed by all[...]
    [...]he
    Committee for Discipline under Regulation 5.7.2 (b).

    (h) A breach of confident[...]irperson made pursuant to
    Regulation 5.6.3(b);
    (ii) against a deter[...]ommittee made pursuant to
    Regulation 5.6.10(e)(i); or
    (iii) on the g[...]a
    decision of the Committee under Regulation 5.6.10.(e)(v) or (vi).

    (c) Th[...]
    [...]against a decision made pursuant to Regulation 5.6.10(a) the appeal
    committe[...]of an appeal against a decision made pursuant to Regulation 5.6.10(e)
    (i) or on th[...]
    [...]on of the Constitution, of
    any Regulation, rule or resolution of the Church or any body of[...]utcome or Agreed Outcome
    under Regulation 5.6.10, or any lawful direction of the Moderator made
    pursuant to Regulation 3.6.3.2(i);

    (c) advocated doctrin[...]drawn for the purposes of this
    Regulation, if that person, for any reason, be unwill[...]
    [...]onsibilities of the
    Moderator under Regulation 3.6.3.2(i) may, at any time following the[...]
    [...]complaint under
    Part 5 of the Regulations if such action be considered necessary for the[...]ommittee at which the report under
    Regulation 5.7.4(t) is presented, and any housing then occup[...]ermined in
    accordance with the Regulations governing such funds but any period
    during which a Respondent is stood aside pursuant to Regulation
    5.7.5(a) shall not be included[...]el to be dealt with under Part 6 of these
    Regulations.

    STAY OF PROCEEDINGS
    5.7.8 Where the S[...]as referred an appeal in accordance with
    Regulation 5.7.7, the Standing Committee may determine that[...]any decisions made or actions taken pursuant to Regulations 5.7.4(r) or (s) be
    suspended on s[...]
    [...]6. APPEALS
    (These amended Appeal Regulations; being Part 6; and Regulations 2.3.2.5 (a); 2.5.6 (a);
    2.10.4 (d); 4.11.9 (c) (i[...]of appeal specifically granted elsewhere in
    these Regulations where reference is made to this Part 6 or a Regulation within Part 6; ie
    Regulations 2.3.2.5 (a); 2.3.2.7; 2.5.2 (f ); 2.5.3 (f ); 2.5[...]ndently of specific
    references elsewhere in these Regulations.



    6.2 INTERPRETATION

    In this Regulation 6:
    Appeal means an appeal commenced under this Pa[...]ans the committee appointed by the Convenor under
    Regulation 6.7 to hear an Appeal.
    Appeal Papers means the documents delivered under Regulation 6.5(c).
    Appellant means the person who appeals ag[...]Appeal Committee appointed by the Convenor
    under Regulation 6.7(a).
    Convenor means the person appointed by the Assembly Standing Committee under
    Regulation 6.3.3 to convene the Standing Appeal Panel, and i[...]the Chairperson has
    declared to be a Party under Regulation 6.9.1 (c).
    Standing Appeal Panel or Panel means the panel of persons appointed under Regulation
    6.3.


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    [...]rocedures
    under the Constitution or Regulations;

    (b) that the Original Decision-Maker[...]ision contrary to
    the Constitution, Regulations, by-laws or rules;

    (c) that the[...]
    [...](a) Unless the Convenor has determined under Regulation 6.6 that
    the Appeal Papers do not e[...]hear the Appeal, subject
    to Regulation 6.7 (e)
    (ii) appoint one of thos[...]e regard to the relevant skills and experience in Regulation
    6.3.2(f ));[...]
    [...]ppeal
    process specified under Regulation 6.9.2; and

    (c) may declare wheth[...]unity to provide written comment is a Party under Regulation
    6.9.2 (a) or (b).

    6.9[...]
    [...]then, within 7 days of the time expiring under Regulation 6.9.2(a) and
    (b), the Chairperson[...]responses
    received under Regulation 6.9.2 (a) and (b); and
    (ii) gi[...]for the
    Appellant’s reply under Regulation 6.9.2(c).


    6.9.3 General Powers of Appe[...]
    6.12 CONFIDENTIALITY

    Except as provided in Regulation 6.11, all matters concerning the Appeal,[...]
    [...]Australia

    ALTERNATIVE
    REGULATIONS
    FOR KOREAN
    CONGREGATIONS[...]tee November 2014
    The purposes of the Alternative Regulations for Korean Congregations are:
    • cons[...]e these vary
    from the Uniting Church Regulations;
    • to facilitate the recruitment of[...]to move to-
    wards the Uniting Church Regulations unvaried.


    1. REGULATION 2.1.1

    For the purpose of these alternative Regulations, unless the context or subject
    mat[...]
    2. ALTERNATIVE REGULATION RE THE DURATION,
    TERMINATION AND CONDITIONS[...]shall be in accordance with the Uniting Church Regulations, with these exceptions:

    (a) Min[...]placement in accordance with Part 5 of the Regulations; or
    (v) the Synod, on disciplin[...]cordance with
    Part 5 of the Regulations.

    (b) After 1 January 2015 there[...]n joining the Uniting Church.


    3. ALTERNATIVE REGULATION RE ELDERS

    In relation to Elders, New Korea[...]ions:

    (a) following the Uniting Church Regulations, noting that Elders are
    norma[...]
    [...]CONGREGATIONAL BY-LAWS
    Alternative Regulation 3.9.8


    BY-LAWS OF A CONGREGATION
    3.9.8 Wit[...]nconsistent with the Constitution and
    Regulations of the Uniting Church (as varied by any applicable exemptions
    or alternative Regulations approved under Regulation 3.10.1) and are not
    inconsistent with[...]DECISION TO FOLLOW THESE ALTERNATIVE
    REGULATIONS
    Alternative Regulations 3.9.9


    DECISION BY KOREAN CONGREGATIONS CONCERNING THESE
    REGULATIONS
    3.9.9 (i) Korean Congregations which have chosen to follow these alternative
    Regulations shall automatically transfer to these alternative Regulations
    on the date on which these alternative Regulations come into effect.
    (ii) A Korean Congregation which is following these alternative Regulations
    may decide at any time, by a s[...]es to follow these alternative
    Regulations. Such a Congregation shall then follow the Uniting Church
    Regulations unvaried by these alternative Regulations. The Uniting
    Church Regulations shall not apply retrospectively to decisions take[...]ent edition of the Alternative
    Regulations. The Congregation shall immediately notify[...]
    6. ASSEMBLY ACTIONS

    REVIEW OF THESE ALTERNATIVE REGULATIONS
    3.1.8 The Assembly shall review these alternative Regulations as and when it determines.




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    [...]NDEX TO CONSTITUTION AND
    REGULATIONS
    CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Par[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para Nº[...]38-48
    Alterations to Regulations[...]3.6.4.1 – 3.6.4.4
    Power to exempt from Regulations[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Pa[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Pa[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para Nº[...]3, 14, 17 See Regulations for Ministers
    Deaconesses 3, 13, 17 See Regulations for Ministers[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    P[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Par[...]
    CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]Word 3, 13, 14, 17 See Regulations for Ministers
    Ministerial Education Board[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    P[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Par[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATIONRegulations, by-laws, rules 64-66, 68-69
    Re[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Pa[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para Nº[...]4.11.6
    Regulations 62, 65-67
    A[...]3.10.2
    Regulations, by-laws, rules
    Assembly[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    P[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Para Nº[...]4.11.6
    Regulations, by-laws, rules and
    standing orders[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    Par[...]
    [...]CONSTITUTION REGULATION
    P[...]
    [...]of Union and the context of the Constitution and Regulations of the Church which state the
    Church’s r[...]
    [...]asis of Union and defined in the Constitution and Regulations,
    respecting the rights and resp[...]
    [...]s a Minister in that placement as outlined in the Regulations
    (2.2.1 and 2.11.2–3).[...]
    at the commencement of the Regulations) including competencies, time[...]
    [...]ithstanding, for ministers in placement the
    Regulations governing placements will always apply.



    10
    [...]ered as
    sexual misconduct (as defined in Regulation 5.6.2).

    8.4 It is the responsibility of the[...]breach of this Code in accordance with the Regulations (5.4.1 – 5.5.1) and where
    appropriate[...]t Complaints Committee as required
    under Regulation 5.6.7.

    8.5 Where breaches of the Cod[...]
    [...]ch as through
    a previous policy decision or regulation, it is helpful for the chairperson to rais[...]
    [...]s the Council
    has determined otherwise (Regulation 3.8.4(b)).
    6. If any member votes i[...]
    [...]with each revision of the Constitution and
    Regulations, and is the standard for meeting procedure[...]

    MD

    Basis of Union, Constitution and Regulations
    Regulations
    Regulation