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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
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Senator MURPHY - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Will the Government take action to prevent the embarrassment and humiliation to which Australian citizens of Greek descent are being subjected by the conduct of officials of the

Greek Government in this country and action in Greece itself suggesting that those of Greek descent who marry in Australia in other than a particular church are entering into invalid marriages the children of which will be illegitimate, thereby reflecting upon the marriages which are conducted either by ministers who are authorised celebrants of the Autocephalic Church or registry office officials?


Senator WRIGHT - I abstain from any comment at the moment on the Leader of the Opposition's question other than to assure him that the matter will be examined.







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