Late past year, the country revoked the visa of Swiss-born, U.S.-based “pick up artist” Julien Blanc and refused a temporary visa request from Dan Bilzerian, a poker player and Instagram degenerate who’d been videotaped appearing to kick a woman in the head. The sportsman has been identified as Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
He has been denied entry by Britain and Canada since his conviction. It was also published by ticket vendor Ticketek, who is selling tickets for Brown’s four Australian tour dates in December.
Immigration New Zealand confirmed Brown had yet to submit an application.
Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to let Brown perform at concerts and shows and has given him multiple awards since the assault. Under Australian migration laws, anyone with a prison sentence of 12 months or more, including a probationary sentence, can be denied entry into Australia.
At root, Brown’s 2009 domestic dispute between he and ex-girlfriend Rihanna and his guilty plea sparked heavy protest from a non-profit group which combats domestic violence along with pushback from the women’s minister.
“Every visa application is treated on its merits, but with the announcements made last week the government has made clear it has firm views on domestic violence”, Mr Dutton’s spokesman said.
In her correspondence with GetUp!
The singer has toured in the country two times since being convicted of assault.
“Unfortunately there are plenty of bad, violent men in the entertainment industry, but none with greater access and influence to our youth”.
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The tapes were part of ABC’s “20/20” broadcast that aired Friday after being heavily promoted by the network as including “never-before-seen videos” of Simpson being questioned about the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.
Speaking about domestic violence on ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Mr Joyce said he agreed with the stance to ban the singer, despite joking about his daughters urging for Brown to get the green light from immigration officials so he could perform in December.