What is a humanist ceremony?
Stephen Fry and
the British Humanist Association have teamed up to explain what
makes humanist weddings, namings, and funerals the ideal options for
non-religious people looking to mark major turning points in their
This link to You Tube will take you to the video published on 7th
Meeting with CoCA and the Attorney General's Department
16 & 17th October 2013.
(HCN stand in representative) attended most of the meeting and the
notes below reflect the discussion held
The most ground breaking piece of news from the department was
that there are currently no plans on the table for cost recovery
with the current government. We are back to a clean slate with
no agenda on the table.
Attorney General's will no doubt be asked by government as some
stage to provide advice on cost recovery.
There has been a marked increase in celebrant de-registrations -
mainly because they have not kept their contact details up to
date. i.e.. 417 de-registrations for period April to September
AG's will provide de-identified case studies of people who have
been de-registered including those who have a proven conflict of
Celebrants may request that their AG's web listing not have a
street address, and just list their suburb/town.
Updated guidelines will be distributed to celebrant associations
Next proposed meeting is 16/17 April 2014.