Welcome to the website of the Social Issues Committee (SIC). 

The Committee was established over 25 years ago to consider what Christian theology may have to say about social issues and matters of public policy. This article gives some idea of where we're coming from.

The Social Issues Committee is appointed by the Standing Committee of the Diocese. Terms of Reference of the Committee can be found here. The SIC works in partnership with other diocesan bodies such as Anglicare, the Anglican EdComm, and the Religious Freedom Reference Group.

Over the years the SIC has been involved in many issues, including the development of evangelical Christian thinking on the environment, families, adoption law reform, disability policy, religious freedom, sexuality, labour law reform, climate change, poverty, aged policy and abortion. Importantly, the SIC has taken a leading role in many bio-ethics matters, including stem cell research, cloning, surrogacy and euthanasia.

This site is an archive of our writing from the past few years.

Latest Reports & Submissions  [view all]

13.09.2017 | Dr. Karin Sowada and Dr. Megan Best

Submission to NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying


Template for Writing a Letter to Parliament about new Euthanasia legislation

9.08.2016 | Dr Karin Sowada and the Very Rev Kanishka Raffel

Submission to Sydney City Council on the Draft Social Sustainability Policy


17.02.2016 | Darren Mitchell & Archbishop Dr Glenn Davies

Submission on Penalty Rates 2016