Response to Government Cost Recovery PlanFebruary 2nd, 2012 | Posted by in Cost Recovery Plan
The Coalition of Celebrant Associations publishes its submission on the ‘Cost Recovery Plan” as a measure to “increase the professionalism of marriage celebrants”.
The “Professional” Fee is discriminatory and not in the public interest.
Making only civil and minority religious marriages bear the full impact of cost recovery of the Marriage Law and Celebrant Section (MLSC) will unfairly affect 60+% of the marrying public.
Commonwealth appointed marriage celebrants can be de-registered on the following grounds:
• failure to complete mandatory ongoing professional development
• non-compliance with specific wording of sections 45 and 46
• non-compliance with the Code of Practice, complaints and
• failure to pay an annual fee
Recognised religious and Registry Office marriage celebrants should have these measures equally applied to them.