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PNG moves to ban polygamy

PNG moves to ban polygamy

Updated 28 May 2014, 16:59 AEST

Papua New Guinea has moved to ban polygamy.

Anecdotal evidence is that polygamy is widely practiced in some areas of PNG but all that will change with the passing of amendments to the Civil Registry Act.

The new laws also mean that all marriages in Papua New Guinea will have to be registered in the future.

Until now it was not necessary to register customary marriages.

The Registrar-General Dickson Kiragi says the amemded Act will not recognise polgamous marriages.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Dickson Kiragi, Registrar-General, Papua New Guinea

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