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MARRIAGE AMENDMENT (CELEBRANT ADMINISTRATION AND FEES) BILL 2013E MARRIAGE (CELEBRANT REGISTRATION CHARGE) BILL 2013

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

 Message no. 708, dated 18 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 in relation to celebrants, and for other purposes.

 Message no. 707, dated 18 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to impose celebrant registration charge, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Sport (Senator Lundy) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Lundy moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Lundy the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.