I was just reading an article in The Age, “Local Muslim Clerics Accused“ which is not an earth shattering article, but it does include this line:
And the report says some imams knowingly perform polygamous marriages, also knowing that the second wife, a de facto under Australian law, can claim Centrelink payments.
Is anyone else as surprised as I am that second wives have de facto status? Fascinating no?!
I started googling for more information and stumbled across this creeeeepy forum. “I’ve been watching Big Love and it looks kinda neato!” I think I’ll move onto to a new topic now…