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Marriage (Western Australia) Arrangement 2017

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This arrangement provides for the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with each State to enable State officers to perform functions under the Marriage Act 1961. This instrument is an arrangement between the Governor-General and the Governor of the State of Western Australia for the purposes of subsection 9(1) of the Marriage Act.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 18 Oct 2017

AN ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council

AND

HER EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

IT IS ARRANGED AS FOLLOWS:

1   Title

This arrangement is the Marriage (Western Australia) Arrangement 2017.

2   Commencement

This arrangement commences on the day after the arrangement is registered.

3   Authority

This arrangement is made under subsection 9(1) of the Marriage Act 1961.

4   Definitions

In this arrangement:

Act means the Marriage Act 1961.

5   Arrangement with Western Australia

For the purposes of subsection 9(1) of the Act, the following arrangements are made:

Arrangements with Western Australia

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For the purposes of …

the arrangement is that …

1

paragraph 9(1)(b) of the Act

all persons who from time to time hold office as Judges of the Supreme Court of Western Australia or Judges of the Family Court of Western Australia may perform the functions of a Judge under sections 12, 16 and 17 of the Act

2

paragraph 9(1)(c) of the Act

all persons who from time to time hold office as Magistrates or Chief Magistrates or Deputy Chief Magistrates in Western Australia may perform the functions of a magistrate under sections 12 and 16 of the Act

3

paragraph 9(1)(d) of the Act

an officer of Western Australia may be nominated to be authorised to solemnise marriages by the person holding or acting in the office of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia

4

paragraph 9(1)(e) of the Act

an officer of Western Australia may be nominated for appointment as a prescribed authority by the person holding or acting in the office of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia

5

paragraph 9(1)(f) of the Act

the person holding or acting in the office of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia may be appointed as Registrar of Ministers of Religion for Western Australia under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Act

6

paragraph 9(1)(g) of the Act

the person holding or acting in the office of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia may be authorised as an authorised officer for the purposes of section 51 of the Act

 

6   Repeal of previous arrangements

Any arrangement with the State of Western Australia relating to section 9 or subsection 9(1) of the Act previously made is repealed.


 

Dated     16 October 2017

Peter Cosgrove

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

George Brandis QC

Attorney-General of

the Commonwealth of Australia

Kerry Sanderson AC

Governor of the

State of Western Australia