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Queensland MP Teresa Gambaro is demanding Prime Minister Tony Abbott place forced marriage and the issue of female genital mutilation on the COAG agenda, saying girls are being "let down by jurisdictional red tape".

It follows reports of a ­Brisbane girl being taken to Africa by her father to undergo a mutilation procedure – which is illegal in all states and territories.

"Based on the information I have received from frustrated educators and parents in Brisbane, these girls are being let down by jurisdictional red tape and confusion as to how these matters should be tackled," Ms Gambaro said.


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