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Sharia law at work in Australia
by Chris Merritt
Sharia law has become a shadow legal system within Australia, endorsing polygamous and underage marriages that are outlawed under the Marriage Act.
A system of "legal pluralism" based on sharia law "abounds" in Australia, according to new research by legal academics Ann Black and Kerrie Sadiq.
They have found that Australian Muslims have long been complying with the shadow system of religious law as well as mainstream law.
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