•new regulation 5, relating to solemnisation of marriage, is substituted. The new regulation removes the requirement to provide details of the occupation, profession, or jobs of the parents of the bride and bridegroom when providing information for registration of a marriage. It requires information about any civil union immediately preceding a marriage, and accommodates the situation where a couple change the form of their relationship from civil union to marriage:
•new regulation 5A is inserted to specify the required information for notification of a civil union for registration:
•new regulation 6A is inserted to specify the required information for notification of a death for registration, including electronic notification:
•regulation 7, relating to death certificates, is amended to accommodate information relating to civil unions and de facto relationships. Another amendment removes the requirement to provide details of the occupation, profession, or job of the deceased's parents. The regulation also makes it clear that details of a deceased person's legal relationships are required only for the 4 most recent relationships before death:
•regulation 8, relating to marriage certificates, is amended to refer to any civil union immediately preceding the marriage and to accommodate a couple changing the form of their relationship from civil union to marriage:
•new regulation 8A, which provides for civil union certificates, is inserted:
•new forms for Notification of Birth for Registration and Notification of Death for Registration are substituted to reflect changes made by the Civil Union Act 2004 and related amendments, and the Care of Children Act 2004 and the Status of Children Amendment Act 2004. The main change to the forms allows for the details of a mother's same-sex partner to be included as
“other parent” if the person was born as a result of an assisted human reproduction procedure and the partner consented to the procedure.