Girl, 9, forced into marriage

THERE are fears a nine-year-old Sydney girl has been taken out of Australia to be married overseas.

The Immigrant Women’s Health Service in Western Sydney said it received a tip-off on Monday about a case involving a nine-year-old child bride.

Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan says he is investigating reports the girl will be married in the Middle East.


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It comes as the federal government launches an awareness campaign to encourage young women to report child marriages.

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