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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act—review

The government's consultation process has concluded.

The submissions received will be used to develop a consultation paper which will be released in early 2014.

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  • The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is leading a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (the Act).

    A review of Queensland’s births, deaths and marriages registration laws could see more transactions conducted online and improved access to records.

    The purpose of the legislative review is to identify ways to modernise the Act, simplify its operation and ensure that it is adequately meeting the community’s needs for the registration of life events. The review is also aimed at improving access by community members and others to information held by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to make this information easier to release and use.

    Process for the review

    A consultation paper will be released for public comment in early 2014. To inform the development of the consultation paper, key stakeholders are invited to identify areas for improvement in the legislation as part of this initial round of consultation.

    Further opportunities to comment and provide feedback will be provided throughout the review and following the public release of the consultation paper.

    Please note: there is a 45 minute time limit for completing the survey from the time you start filling it out. After 45 minutes if you have not saved your submission, your responses will be removed.

    To save your response, click the 'finish later' button (within the 45 minute time limit)—but make sure you save your ID key, so you can complete your response.

    When you have completed the survey—click the submit button to record your response.

Written submissions

Submissions can also be made by email and post.


BDM Legislative Review
PO Box 15188
Brisbane city East QLD 4002.

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This consultation closed on 13 January 2014, 05.00pm.

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Last updated
16 January 2014

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