FRANC 2018 (Finance Representatives of Australian National Churches)

The third FRANC meeting, and second for 2018, was held in October at the Catholic Leadership Development Centre in Melbourne. Presentations were provided on the Banking Royal Commission by Mark Sneddon (Holley Nethercote and Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University), and religious freedom by Patrick Parkinson (Professor of Law, University of Qld). Also presenting were Allen Kupke (CEO, Lutheran Layperson’s League) on their journey to obtaining a banking licence and Willem Popp (GM, Catholic Development Fund) on integrating the IT operations of 20+ Catholic Diocese around Australia.

It was the largest gathering to date with over 40 attendees from the Anglican Church, Baptist Church, Catholic Church, Churches of Christ, Christian Community Churches, International Network of Churches, CRC, Lutheran Church and the Uniting Church.