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Act 1, 1952 (I) (Class 1) – Act anent Federal Relations with the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia. 23rd May 1952.

The General Assembly, with the consent of the majority of Presbyteries, enact and ordain that there shall be established between this Church and the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia such a relationship as shall maintain and manifest the unity of the Churches, their separate and independent jurisdiction being always preserved.

This relationship shall be carried into effect as follows :-

(a) This Church shall henceforth recognise the status of the office-bearers and members of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia as if they were its own, and the Ministers and Probationers of that Church shall be eligible for Calls by any Congregation of this Church as if they were Ministers and Probationers of this Church.

(b) Students of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia attending the Free Church College, Edinburgh, shall be recognised as students of this Church under regulations to be framed by the Training of the Ministry Committee, and approved by the General Assembly.

(c) This Church shall conduct its own missionary operations as heretofore, but shall recognise, in any of its Mission Fields, Missionaries of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia as if they were its own.

(d) A corresponding member appointed by the Supreme Court of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia shall be admitted to the General Assembly of this Church to attend its meetings with right to deliberate, but not to vote; and the General Assembly shall appoint a corresponding member to the Supreme Court of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia on the same terms, but any failure in  the appointment or attendance of these commissioners shall not invalidate the proceedings of these Courts.

(e) This Act shall become operative upon an Act in similar terms being passed by the Supreme Court of the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia.