Celebrant Issues with Attorney-General-2014

Here are the priority questions I think should be dealt with by the meeting of the December 2, 2014.Celebrant to Bride

  1. The possibility of a new understanding of the relationship between the Attorney-General’s Department and working celebrants. i.e. Public Servants who are informed, supportive, and interested in what celebrants can do for individuals and society. AND celebrants who are informed with the knowledge of the history and purpose of civil celebrancy and who possess an attitude of cooperation.
  2. A thorough teaching of Section 48 of the Marriage Act – especially the last sentence of 48 (3). see – http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com/pages4/Sect_48-Marriage_Act.html
  3. A Transfer of Section 39A to M – the powers of the registrar – to, mutatis mutandis, standing orders within the department – and the powers and responsibility be returned to the accountable minister i.e. to the Attorney-General.
  4. That public servants dealing with celebrants undergo a course of training in the nature and evolution of ceremony, the importance of culture, the psychological power of memorable events, and the nature of society. The course should include attendance at celebrant weddings, funerals, namings, and other secular ceremonies — with reports and critiques.
  5. There should be a serious ceremony at which celebrants are inducted into the profession, attended by the Attorney-General or his equal.
  6. That the Attorney-General assist celebrants expose our exploitation by Funeral Directors, who effectively control fees by not sub-contracting any celebrant who does not conform to their low fee, thus depressing standards.

There are many more issues which I have outlined in fate following articles and blogs:

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/07/21/celebrants-if-i-were-a-g-for-a-day/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/01/13/celebrants-bad-management-excessive-numbers/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/01/29/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/01/29/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be-2/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/01/29/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be-3/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/02/01/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be-4/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/02/02/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be-5/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2014/02/04/celebrants-what-is-and-what-ought-to-be-6/

https://iccdiplomas.com/2013/12/28/a-valid-marriage-yes-or-no/

http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com.au/Pages5/DRM_To_AG_Brandis.html

http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com.au/pages4/roxonopenltr4.html

http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com/pages4/OpenLtrToDreyfus.html

http://www.yourmarriagecelebrant.co/informs_re/Oz_CMCs-probs.html