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Reason for Subdivision

                   This Subdivision was enacted because:

                     (a)  under the regulations, a person satisfies a criterion for certain visas that give, or might lead to, authorisation for the person's permanent residence in Australia if the person is the spouse or de facto partner of, and has a genuine and continuing relationship, involving a shared life to the exclusion of all others with, either an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia; and

                     (c)  some persons attempt to get permanent residence under the regulations by:

                              (i)  entering into a married relationship that is not intended to be a genuine and continuing relationship involving a shared life to the exclusion of all others; or

                             (ii)  pretending to be a de facto partner of another person.

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