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Moira Rayner

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Moira Rayner is a senior and experienced lawyer. 

Since 1972 she has been Special Counsel and Deputy Managing Director of an employer EO network established by the Business Council of Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.(2005) 

She is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne's Law School.

 She was sometime Chair of the WA Law Reform Commission.

She was sometime acting Corruption and Crime Commissioner in WA.

She was sometime Commissioner for Equal Opportunity (Victoria). 

She is Deputy Director (Research) of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

She is a Hearings Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission

She was Consultant in the national law firm -now known as Deacons (Discrimination Law Practice).

She was the First Director of the Office of Children's Rights Commissionen for London (2000).

Your Funeral and General Celebrant is
Moira Rayner of East Melbourne, Richmond, Collingwood & Toorak

I am Located at:
Level 13, 30 Collins St, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000 Box 141,
East Melbourne, Victoria 8002

And my contact details are:
Mo: 0407 613 777
Phone me for a no-obligation informal discussion (I can advise you about authorised marriage celebrants.)
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Moira RaynerMy Qualifications are:
Over the years I have been involved in planning and delivering a number of weddings and funerals, sometimes with the assistance of celebrant friends. (I am no longer an authorised marriage celebrant.)
I was the original patron of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants from 1995. I have also been legal advisor to the International College of Celebrancy for a number of years from which College I gained my official qualifications in celebrancy.
I am currently studying with the College to gain their Diploma

Qualifications and Experience
General Undergraduate Degree in Law (Ll.B (Hons)) Masters Degree in Public Policy (MA)

For my Celebrancy qualification I was Trained by:
International College of Celebrancy

My Associations are:
International College of Celebrancy Alumni and Friends (1995-current)
Law Institute of Victoria
Genetic support network of Victoria
Fitzroy Legal Service

I Provide the Following Ceremonies:

Preferred places
Melbourne CBD and surrounds, East Melbourne, Richmond, Kew, Hawthorn, Fitzroy - but anywhere for my friends! 

Moira Rayner-marriage and funeral celebrant of East MelbourneAbout Me: My Attitude To Ceremony
The substance of the ceremony, for those who are most intimately involved, should be totally authentic. The celebrant should be educated in her role. The celebrant should provide the very best guidance, advice, and, most of all, sufficient resources so that my clients can create (or co-create with my help) a ceremony which will give them a strengthening memory.

I keep in mind that people who seek a civil celebrant are persons without religious affiliation – secular people. This does not mean that my clientele is not spiritual. On the contrary – in my clients I constantly observe a wonderful secular spirituality – the best ideals, moral principles, dedication to goodness, and devotion to relationships – which is inferior to none. A lot more could be said - but you get the drift.

Fees and Value:
Celebrancy is one area of life you really get what you pay for. 

There is no such thing as a short cut to a good funeral. I charge $90 per hour in normal circumstances - times vary from 10 to 30 hours. Your capacity to pay is a careful consideration in the final invoice. More information

Naming Ceremonies -
Usually $540 -