Mark Edwards OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne

While acknowledging the decision-making roles of many women in Church organisations in health, education and social services in Australia and the good they do, I look forward to open, meaningful and serious discussions about the role of women (and indeed, non-ordained men) in decision-making in Australian dioceses and parishes, especially through the Australian Plenary Council process and to exploring and taking action. There is much to be done in this area.