Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Senate Inquiry Called - Marriage Amendment Bills 2013

Senate Inquiry Calls For Written Submission by 26th April 2013

Celebrants can make a difference to these Bills supporting CoCA’s recommendations and submitting your views
  • via electronic form submitted online or
  • sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. (must include full postal address and contact details), or
  • written submission posted – see below.
Associations and individual celebrants wishing to make submissions are reminded to keep arguments unemotional, credible and give evidence, grammar and spell check, do NOT tick private and ensure points relate directly to matters raised in the Bills, Explanatory material or introduce links or arguments showing the relationship to matters raised in the Bills.

The Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill and the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill have been referred to the Senate Standing Committee for Legal and Constitutional Affairs for consideration and report. 

The Senate Committee is  due to report  to parliament by 18 June 2013.

Further information was available on the parliament house website:
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