However, in a statement made to media, Minster for Women Michaelia Cash said that while she was “clearly not going to pre-empt a decision by the minister” she “can assure you what my strong recommendation would be”. “This campaign has nothing to do with pop music, and everything to do with Australia’s attitude towards gendered violence”, GetUp! campaigner Sally Rugg said in a statement emailed to Mashable Australia.
Brown postponed that tour.
Chris Brown’s planned tour of Australia and New Zealand could come unstuck because of his bad behavior away from the stage.
Brown was put on probation for five years in 2009 after pleading guilty to one count of felony assault over the attack on Rihanna.
An activist group has called on Australia’s immigration minister to stop United States musician Chris Brown from entering the country due to his violent past.
In her previous role as Assistant Immigration Minister, Senator Cash had barred boxer Floyd Mayweather entry to the country for his past in domestic violence.
“I can assure you that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection will be looking at this very, very seriously”.
Brown, 26, is due in Australia in December for a run of stadium shows and had his tour posters defaced in Melbourne this week with sticker’s emblazoned with “I beat women”.
“If Chris Brown has been excluded from another country he will be ineligible to be granted a visa to enter New Zealand unless given a special direction”, a spokesman said.
The move comes as the Australian government announces A$100 million in funding in the fight against domestic violence and to assist women dealing with abuse.
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However, it now appears as though those behind Brown’s tour, which is set to kick off this December, are attempting to silence the backlash.
“The question is one of his conviction for serious assault”.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first policy initiative since coming to power last week underlines the national debate that has erupted over family violence, which is claiming lives at the rate of almost two women per week.