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Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Introduced with the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013, the bill amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: provide for a celebrant registration charge to be imposed from 1 July 2013 on Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants who are authorised under the Marriage Celebrants Program to perform marriages; provide for the deregistration of celebrants who do not pay the celebrant registration charge or obtain an exemption; enable the imposition of a registration application fee for prospective celebrants seeking registration; provide for exemptions and the imposition of processing fees for applications for exemptions; remove the requirement for performance reviews every five years of marriage celebrants; and make minor amendments to the Marriage Celebrants Program.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 18/06/13  
Second reading debate 18/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 18/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/13  
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/13  
Second reading moved 19/06/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/06/2013)