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Thursday, 26 March 1942

Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - Having regard to the certainty that there will be the desire for marriages between Australian girls and members of the American forces in Australia, and to the fact that considerable anxiety is felt by clergymen, and by the parents of young women contemplating such marriages, will the Prime Minister examine the matter with a view to determining how such marriages will affect the nationality of the women concerned, and whether their position after marriage will be safeguarded under the laws of the United States of America and Australia ?

Mr.CURTIN.- This matter is being examined at the present time, and a statement will be made as soonas possible.

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