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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2649

Mr Scholes asked the Minister representing the AttorneyGeneral, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Australian Government provide any form of legal assistance to Australian citizens who have unknowingly entered into bigamous relationships with persons who were married prior to coming to Australia.

(2)   If so, what is the form of this legal assistance.

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The Attorney General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   and (2) The Commonwealth Government does not provide legal assistance in these cases.

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