If you’ve been following an earlier blog post where we made submissions to our local MP regarding removing some redundant parts of the Marriage Act of 1961, well, I got an update:

Thank you for providing your thoughts on potential reform of section 50 of the Marriage Act 1961.   The Attorney-General’s Department recognises that completing marriage paperwork in electronic form can result in duplication in order to meet the requirements of the Marriage Act and is open to considering potential amendments to accommodate developing technologies whilst ensuring appropriate record keeping is maintained.  The issues you raise will be considered in the context of future amendments to the Marriage Act.