Section 116 of the Constitution of Urabba Parks

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Section 116 of the Constitution of Urabba Parks sets out the intentions of the Founder and places in the Church in Urabba Parks.

Compiled text (Section 116 - Intentions of the Founder.  Matters relating to the Church)

The intentions of the Founder

(1)    It is the intention of the Founder that Urabba Parks:

(a)    in honour of the Almighty God – shall have the advancement of humanity and the environment together as its overarching purpose;
(b)    in honour of its Founder – shall have Hellenism as its incipient character;
(c)    in honour of Australia and its Indigenous people – shall have Landcare as its perficient character;
(d)    in honour of its purpose and character – shall have charity as its incipient nature; and
(e)    in honour of the Australian community – shall have democracy as its perficient nature.

(2)    The values of Urabba Parks shall be:

(a)    responsibility – by acknowledging its obligations and the legitimate expectations placed upon it;
(b)    accountability – by holding its people and institutions to account to ensure they are acknowledging their responsibility and acting in a lawful and professional manner; and
(c)    creativity – by fostering a culture of innovation which enables it to best and most efficiently fulfil its obligations and the legitimate expectations placed upon it;

being the values of Urabba Parks intended by the Founder (the foundational values), and other values as adopted by Urabba Parks from time to time not inconsistent with such values.

Effect of certain laws relating to religion

(3)    A law of Urabba Parks shall be void to the extent the law deals with any of the following matters:

(a)    establishes any religion, but not as to affect the validity of a law establishing or governing an entity falling in item 7.11.e of the table in subsection 112(5);
(b)    imposes any religious observance;
(c)    prohibits the free exercise of any religion;
(d)    authorises the publication of the Holy Scripture, unless also authorised by the Archdiocese and subject to the terms and conditions provided in such authorisation;
(e)    imposes a religious test as a qualification for a place that is any of the following:
(i) a representative place (category B) or parliamentary management place (category P);
(ii) a corporate service place (category C), defence place (category F) or external relations place (category X);
(iii) a judicial place (category J) or legal system place (category K);
(iv) an independent governance place (category W);
(v) a municipal place (category L).


Ecclesial places

(4)    This table sets out registration items:

Registration table 7.11.1—Ecclesial places
Item Description of place Category
7.11.1 The Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ in Urabba Parks (the Church in Urabba Parks)
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1 The Holy, Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.1 The Father The Creator
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.2 The Son The Lord Jesus Christ Head of the Church
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.3 The Holy Spirit
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.x Patron Saint of Urabba Parks
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.1 Saint Paul the Apostle
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.x Head of Jurisdiction of the Great Church of Christ in Constantinople or a Church of Christ in communion or doctrinal union with the Church
7.11.1.0.0.0.0.1 His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and Head of the Holy and Sacred Synod V
7.11.1.0.0.0.y The Visitor of the Church or Deputy, being a Bishop of the Archdiocese V
7.11.1.0.0.y The Governor of the Church in Urabba Parks or Deputy
7.11.1.0.d A Department of the Church
7.11.1.0.d.0 Committee of management of an Department
7.11.1.0.d.0.0.y Senior member of the committee of management of an administrative department
7.11.1.0.d.0.x Member of the committee of management of a Department, being appointed by or with the consent of both the Archdiocese and Urabba Parks M*, V**

A place falling in this item only falls in a single-asterisked category if the place also falls in category V or may only be occupied by a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x

A place falling in this item only falls in a double-asterisked category if the place may only be occupied by:

(a) a Bishop of the Archdiocese; or
(b) a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x
7.11.1.0.d.v.0.y Team leader of a Department or deputy
7.11.1.0.d.v.x Personnel of a Department, being appointed by or with the consent of both the Archdiocese and Urabba Parks E*, N**, V**

A place falling in this item only falls in a single-asterisked category if the place also falls in category N or V or is also occupied by a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x

A place falling in this item only falls in a double-asterisked category if occupied by:

(a) a person officially exercising spiritual functions under the spiritual jurisdiction of a person falling in item 7.11:e.0.0.x; or
(b) a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x
7.11:e An entity of the Church, being a parish congregation or religious order
7.11:e.0.0 Committee of management of an entity
7.11:e.0.0.0.y Senior member of the committee of management of an entity
7.11:e.0.0.x Member of the committee of management of an entity, falling in item 7.11.1.d.s.x M
7.11:e.0.v.0.y Team leader of an entity or deputy
7.11:e.0.v.x Personnel of an entity, falling in item 7.11.1.d.s.x E, N
7.11:e.s.x Registered member of the Church, being appointed by or with the consent of both the Archdiocese and Urabba Parks upon presentation by a member of the latter
7.11:e.s.x.P Presenter of a member of the Church, being a member of Urabba Parks

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Legislation history
Statute or Instrument Number and year Assent Commencement Application, saving and transitional provisions
Constitution Adoption 2021 No. 1, 2021 11 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021 (gaz 2021,p. 1)
Amendment history
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Relevant notes from the explanatory memorandum

288. This section entrenches as an operative provision of this Constitution the overarching purpose and character of Urabba Parks as set out in the preamble to the Statute:

(A)   by declaring, as intention of the Founder ‘in honour of the Almighty God’, the advancement of humanity and the environment together as the overarching purpose;
(B)    by declaring, as intention of the Founder and in his own honour, Hellenism as the incipient character;
(C)    by declaring, as intention of the Founder and in honour of Australia and its Indigenous people, Landcare as the perficient character;
(D)   by declaring, as intention of the Founder and in honour of its purpose and character, charity as the incipient nature;
(E)    by declaring, as intention of the Founder and in honour of the Australian community – shall have democracy as its perficient nature;
(F)     by declaring the values of Urabba Parks, including the foundational values intended by the Founder, such as
(i)   responsibility – by acknowledging its obligations and the legitimate expectations placed upon it;
(ii)   accountability – by holding its people and institutions to account to ensure they are acknowledging their responsibility and acting in a lawful and professional manner; and
(iii)   creativity – by fostering a culture of innovation which enables it to best and most efficiently fulfil its obligations and the legitimate expectations placed upon it;

and also provides the adoption of other values not inconsistent with them;

(G)   by declaring the intention of the Founder that Urabba Parks shall have the utmost respect its foundations and character, but also be inclusive in that it is open to people of any religion, and of no religion at all, and voids laws:
(i)   establishing any religion, but not as to affect the validity of a law establishing or governing an entity falling in item 7.11.e of the table in subsection 112(5);
(ii)   imposing any religious observance;
(iii)   prohibiting the free exercise of any religion;
(iv)   imposing a religious test as a qualification for a place in category B, C, F, J, K, L, P, W or X; and
(v)   authorising the publication of the Holy Scripture, unless also authorised by the Archdiocese and subject to the terms and conditions provided in such authorisation;
(H) includes registration table 7.11.1 setting out ecclesial places in the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ in Urabba Parks (the Church in Urabba Parks) (item 7.11.1), including:
(i)   the Holy, Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1) including The Father The Creator (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.1), The Son The Lord Jesus Christ Head of the Church (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.2) and The Holy Spirit (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.0.1.3);
(ii)   patron saints (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.x), including Saint Paul the Apostle (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.0.1);
(iii)   Head of Jurisdiction of the Great Church of Christ in Constantinople or a Church of Christ in communion or doctrinal union with the Church (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.x), including His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and Head of the Holy and Sacred Synod (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.0.1);
(iv)   the Visitor of the Church or Deputy, being a Bishop of the Archdiocese (item 7.11.1.0.0.0.y);
(v)   the Governor of the Church in Urabba Parks or Deputy (item 7.11.1.0.0.y);
(vi)   places associated with governance of Departments of the Church (item 7.11.1.0.d), including committees of management (item 7.11.1.0.d.0), their senior members (item 7.11.1.0.d.0.0.y) and members (item 7.11.1.0.d.0.x) – the place of a member could fall in categories M and V provided it is to be occupied by a Bishop of the Archdiocese or person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x;
(vii)   places associated with management and operation of Departments including team leaders (item 7.11.1.0.d.v.0.y) and personnel (item 7.11.1.0.d.v.x) – places falling in this item could fall in categories E, N or V if occupied by a person officially exercising spiritual functions under the spiritual jurisdiction of a person falling in item 7.11:e.0.0.x or a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x;
(viii)   places associated with governance of entities of the Church, being parish congregations and religious orders (item 7.11:e); including committees of management (item 7.11:e.0.0), their senior members (item 7.11:e.0.0.0.y) and members (item 7.11:e.0.0.x) – the place of a member could fall in category M provided it is to be occupied by a person who also falls in item 7.11:e.s.x;
(ix)   places associated with management and operation of entities of the Church including team members (item 7.11:e.0.v.0.y) and personnel who also fall in item 7.11:e.s.x (item 7.11:e.0.v.x) – a place falling in this item could fall in categories E and N; and
(x)   registered members of the Church, being appointed by or with the consent of both the Archdiocese and Urabba Parks upon presentation by a member of the latter (item 7.11:e.s.x) and their presenters, being members of Urabba Parks (item 7.11:e.s.x.P) – any member of Urabba Parks may present a person for appointment as a member of the Church.

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