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Susan Roberts
27 May 2020
So, your couple has asked you to incorporate something special in their ceremony to honour a deceased friend or family member………do you have a ceremony that will fit the bill?  Celebrant and regular blogger, Susie Roberts from Grafton, NSW shows ...
Shell Brown
20 May 2020
When you get married in Australia the law is that you must give notice in writing by way of lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form with your celebrant/registry office/clergy at least one (1) month prior to your ceremony date.  You can...
Shell Brown
14 May 2020
When you meet with your celebrant before your marriage ceremony, they will hand you a brochure called "Happily Ever Before and After" which gives you information about what happens after you're married and also includes information about relationship...

Senate Select Committee on Same Sex Marriage

Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill - Committee Chairperson Senator David Fawcett tabling and speaking to the Committee's non-partisan consensus report.

Chairperson - Senator David Fawcett - Liberal Party of Australia, SA

with speeches by:

Deputy Chair -  Senator Louise Pratt - Australian Labor Party, WA

Committee Member - Senator Janet Rice - Australian Greens, VIC

Committee Member - Senator Dean Smith - Liberal Party of Australia, WA

Committee Member - Senator Kimberley Kitching - Australian Labor Party, VIC

Committee Member - Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore - Nick Xenophon Team, SA

Leader in the Opposition - Senator Penny Wong - Australian Labor Party, SA

The Report of Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill

Download: Senate-Select-Report-ME-2017.pdf

The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Submission:

As an active member of the CoCA, TCN Inc supported this CoCA submission and in particular has a position that:

  • civil celebrants should uphold the legal definition of marriage and not receive exemptions on religious or conscientious objections grounds, and
  • religious faith should be respected provided its tenets uphold civil and human rights.

View online here

Other Associations Submissions:

The International College of Celebrancy

The ICCA did not support exemptions for civil celebrants

Download Select_Committee_ICCA.pdf

The Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants

The AFCC did support exemptions for civil celebrants

Download Submission_47-AFCC.pdf

Other Submission:

Go to Submissions







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