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Launch an inquiry into why child brides are coming to Australia

More than 200 17-year-old girls have been granted Prospective Spouse visas over the past five years. These figures shocking and require an immediate inquiry. Visa conditions say girls must marry sponsors within nine months. Australian laws only allow minors to be married under strict conditions with court approval. Most are young women from the Middle East or South East Asia who are sometimes involved in arranged marriages.

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  • Minister for Immigration and citizenship, Chris Bowen MP

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