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.
A 17-year-old Iraqi girl was sponsored by [...]READ MORE »