Position Paper

The Position Paper 

The Steering Committee has presented the Position Paper for approval by the Archbishop and the final version is now available below. An executive summary is available both within the main paper and as a separate document.

Executive Summary

Position Paper

Shaping the Position Paper 

Throughout the challenging COVID-19 crisis, a significant number of contributors shaped the various drafts of the Position Paper from April to August. This includes the contributions of four reference groups of parish priests, primary principals, secondary principals and personnel from Catholic Education Melbourne who built on the brief of the Focus Groups arising from the March Consultation sessions.

Also included was feedback and insights from experts in ecclesiology, civil and canon law, and theology, as well as many individuals via governance@cem.edu.au, staff at the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and Catholic Education Melbourne with specific responsibilities, and members of the Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee wishes to thank all contributors who shaped this important document.