The 278 Members of the Plenary Council include two people who also have current MPJP roles.
The Eva Skira AM (above) is a Member of the Plenary Council after securing the AMPJP nomination. The AMPJP was offered one place at the Plenary Council. This was appreciated given that Canon law does not list Ministerial PJPs as either a compulsory or optional category of invitee to a Plenary Council.
Loretta Conroy rsm, a Canonical Steward with Catholic Healthcare, is also a Plenary Council Member. Loretto is a Member by virtue of her role as Leader of the Sisters of Mercy (North Sydney).
There are five ways that others can have a sense of participation:
The first assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in Australia will take place 03-10 October 2021 will meet online due to the COVID restrictions. The second Assembly will be held in Sydney on July 4-9, 2022.