The Celebrants Network takes action for civil celebrants

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The Celebrants Network makes an ongoing contribution to the development of celebrancy as a profession through its work directly with the Attorney-General's Department and via its membership of the celebrant association The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc.

The Celebrants Network has submitted submissions to:
  • Vocational Education and Training Review of Celebrancy Training 2014
  • Senate Inquiry re: Marriage Bills 2013 
  • AGD Cost Recovery Discussion Paper August 2012
  • Australian Human Rights Commission National Anti-Racism Consultation 2012
  • House of Representatives Committee on Social Policy & Legal Affairs on the Marriage Amendment Bills - Marriage Equality Bills May 2012 and supplementary submission April 2012
  • Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti–Discrimination Laws 2012
  • National Consultation in Cost Recovery of Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants Regulation to AGD 2012 ie Celebrant Fee and Reforms. 
  • National Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) 2011
  • Social Inclusion submission 2010
  • National Preventive Health Taskforce 2010
  • National Human Rights Consultation 2009
The Celebrants Network has worked with
  • AssentTECS and the International College of Celebrancy to expand the range of options for ongoing professional development for Commonwealth Marriage celebrants
  • OAMPS Insurance, now Arthur J Gallagher, to bring low cost individual celebrant professional indemnity and public liability cover for celebrants
  • Copyright Agency Limited to bring low cost copyright licence cover for CoCA association members 
Through its work within CoCA, The Celebrants Network has raised a number of matters of concern with the Attorney-General's Department
  • the lack of natural justice in the consequences for the non-payment of the annual fee by Commonwealth marriage celebrants, especially given the fact that 2/3 rds of marriage celebrants (state and territory authorised) are not required to pay an annual fee
  • the need for a broader range of continuing professional development options for marriage celebrants
  • the need for Marriage Act Reform to ensure all marriage ceremonies have the same components to address issues related to child and forced marriage 
  • issues related to same sex marriage
Last modified on Friday, 22 November 2019 22:38