Anti-Slavery Australia recommends that the Australian Government’s response to forced marriage must be developed in close consultation with the community and must include effective strategies to protect people who have been, or are at risk of being, forcibly married. Anti-Slavery Australia submits that the government should develop a hybrid civil and criminal legislative response to fulfil its obligations under international law.

Anti-Slavery Australia Submission on Forced and Servile Marriage in Response to the Australian Government Attorney’General’s Department Discussion Paper (2011)