Chris Brown blocked from entering Australia over DV past
THE Federal Government has followed through on its threat to block US R 'n' B singer Chris Brown from entering the country because of his history of domestic violence.
The performer was due to tour Australia in December, but Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal of his visa had been issued.
"People to whom these notices are issued have 28 days to present material as to why they should be given a visa to enter Australia," the spokesman said.
"Decisions on whether a visa will or will not be issued are made after that timeframe and consideration of the material presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection."
In 2009, Brown was convicted of assault and threatening to kill his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
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