List of recommendations

List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

2.70The committee recommends the Attorney-General’s Department update the Explanatory Memorandum to the Attorney-General’s Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Bill 2023 to include further guidance and information to clarify how the proposed reforms to the Federal Court of Australia in Schedule 1 and 2 of the Bill will result in more efficient prosecution of corporate crimes and increased procedural fairness.

Recommendation 2

2.75The committee recommends that, subject to the passage of the Bill, the Attorney-General’s Department amend the Guidelines on the Marriage Act 1961 for authorised celebrants to reflect the requirements for a celebrant to hold a separate meeting with each party to the marriage before it is solemnised. The amendments should provide information as to how the meetings might operate in practice and how consent can be determined.

Recommendation 3

2.80The committee recommends the Bill be passed.