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    Hundreds of child brides flown into Australia on special visas

    Hundreds of child brides flown into Australia on special visas






    A child bride from Yemen. Many of the girls that are coming into Australia under the special protection visa are from the Middle East. Picture: AFP Source: AFP








    HUNDREDS of 17-year-old girls have been brought to Australia to get married under a government visa program.

    Figures show that more than two hundred 17-year-old girls were granted prospective spouse visas over the past five years - a figure child safety campaigners branded as shocking.
    Hundreds more 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old women also received the visas after being sponsored by older men. The majority of the teenagers were from the Middle East or Southeast Asian countries.
    One 17 year old from Thailand was brought out by a 57-year-old man, and a 17-year-old Iraqi girl was sponsored by a 50 -year-old.
    More than 100 17 year olds from Lebanon were granted the visas after being sponsored by men aged 19 to 37.
    Under the visa's conditions, the girls must marry their sponsor within nine months. Australian laws only allow minors to be married in strictly-controlled circumstances, with court approval.
    In another case, a Lebanese high school junior from an area dominated by strict Muslims sought protection after arriving in Australia on a prospective spouse visa for an arranged marriage with a man decades her senior, only to find that he was a violent drunk who kept his previous wife and children in an adjoining house.
    The teenager was eventually granted a protection visa after her own family threatened to kill her.
    "She will be slaughter and killed," the girl's family said in a letter. "By God, I will kill you at the airport and I will bury you in the grave. O you dog."
    The Australian Childhood Foundation's Joe Tucci called for an urgent inquiry.
    "A thorough audit needs to be done to ensure these children are safe," he said. "Is this a program the Australian community really supports?"
    Child safety researcher Chris Goddard said the figures were extremely disturbing and "make a mockery of local marriage laws".
    An immigration department spokesman defended the visa program, saying: "Applicants for a partner visa or a prospective marriage visa must meet a range of criteria, including being able to demonstrate they are in a genuine and ongoing partner relationship with their sponsoring partner."



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/visa-alarm-over-imported-teen-brides/story-e6frfkvr-1226187186422#ixzz1cyEo8R9k
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    That is absolutely Amuzzing....... If it was some legit marriage between a normal Australian.......and his Thai wife.......well.......where is that smile of some poor sod jumping through hoops?

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    Aussies must mature late if 17 to 20 year olds are still considered children.

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    17 year olds ARE legally children , End of Story.

    and to the OP , thanxs for bringing this to our attention please follow up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    End of Story.
    And 17 year old children can't get married or have sex, right?

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    I frankly dont believe this story,it is not easy to get a prospective bride into Australia unless strict criteria is observed.
    My mate married his Thai wife after almost 2 years of courtship and has had his visa delayed even though it is 100% legitimate.There is more to this story, I feel it is a beat up and grossly exaggerated. If it turned out to be true our Immigration Dept would be seriously in strife.

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    The legal age to be married in all Australian states is 18.

    The age of consent is 16/17 depending on the state.

    Who ever would describe a 17 year bride as a child is simply looking for attention. And probably going to get it from the simples.

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    Why is Australia letting these people come to Oz from very different (Muslim) cultures and get Australian legal rights and protections by entering in these questionable marriages?

    Is an Australian allowed to go to Yemen to marry at all? How about getting a visa to do so? Other Middle East and South Asian countries? Is this move reciprical?

    Very stupid move by Australia in most (but not all of these cases).

    By letting these Turd Worlders in, Australia is on the way to becoming, a Turd World nation like the UK and USA have already started to become.

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    At least the cuisine will improve a bit.

    Sheep with hummus... Far better than simply having sex with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
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    and to the OP , thanxs for bringing this to our attention please follow up
    Yes, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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    Just amazing the shit going on. Nothing is about love these days in my view. It's all business and opportunity for both the male and female or male and male,etc. Of course, at times it's perverted but not all the time. The calculated logistics and planning of it all is just freaky. The world has gone to shit in so many ways. The west is becoming the wild wild west again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha View Post
    Just amazing the shit going on. Nothing is about love these days in my view. It's all business and opportunity for both the male and female or male and male,etc. .
    Sorry, just when do you think arranged marriages took off in the East?

    Its far from a recent fad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha View Post
    Just amazing the shit going on. Nothing is about love these days in my view. It's all business and opportunity for both the male and female or male and male,etc. .
    Sorry, just when do you think arranged marriages took off in the East?

    Its far from a recent fad.
    Of course this type of thing has never happened in the west.

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    This is more thinly veiled anti Muslim propaganda. These "human rightist" don't care when some 13 year old girl gets her cherry popped, and has slept with multiple guys by the time she is 15. It wasn't like people in the West married young until society when loopy over the last thirty years, and people in their 20's are still considered "kids." My own mother was married when she was 15 or 16 by my father who was 21 at the time.

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    Voting fodder that's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gribbs View Post
    This is more thinly veiled anti Muslim propaganda.

    Shhhhh.

    Please, the simples are still all angwy and dwooling.

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    If the girls were brought (or trafficked) in as prostitutes, no member would bat an eyelid.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...-year-old.html (Sydney brothel offers 19 year old chinese virgin for $15,000)

    In fact, they'd think it was quite funny.

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    how is this illegal? I know when I'm 57 years old, I sure as hell don't want a 57 year old wife! personally, I'd probably be looking at 16 year old stunners from Africa.

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    strewth.

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    Very odd news.

    Would have been better with a list of pictures of the "child brides husbands"

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