Caught between family “honour” and freedom

FEATURE: By Nima Green The Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor, has admitted that there is a risk that cases of forced marriages are “not being captured by existing laws”.  Indeed, in the last few years, a number of high profile cases in Australia have been garnering more attention, raising an uncomfortable question of how…

“A clear gap” in forced marriage legislation

NEWS: By Nima Green Professor Jennifer Burn, the Director of the Anti-Slavery Project, a specialist legal research and policy centre, says the Federal Government should consider implementing stronger measures to prevent forced and servile marriages occurring in Australia.  Currently forced marriage isn’t defined in Australian legislation, making prosecution difficult for authorities. “There’s been a clear…