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Submission on Families Commission Amendment Bill

The Salvation Army's submission to Parliament
Posted August 15, 2012

> download Submission on Families Commission Amendment Bill (PDF, 38KB)

The Salvation Army’s Positional Statement on Family affirms that:

…The family is a microcosm of the larger family of God, and the model for Christian community. It is the primary social relationship for the development of spirituality, intimacy, compassion, commitment and values. The Salvation Army, through all of its programmes and services, seeks to enrich family life while extending the services and support of a caring Christian community to all persons in need.

The Families Commission is currently undergoing a significant restructuring process. While we generally support these legislative changes, we also believe there are specific aspects of this legislation that need to be either clarified or adjusted.