David Icke denied Australian visa

Author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa cancelled ahead of a speaking tour.

The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had "insulted every Australian man, woman and child" by cancelling his Australian tour scheduled to start on March 1.

Immigration Minister David Coleman says he does not discuss individual cases.

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David Icke launches his campaign in the Haltemprice and Howden By-Election with a talk in Willerby, East Yorkshire.
David Icke launches his campaign in the Haltemprice and Howden By-Election with a talk in Willerby, East Yorkshire.
Former sports commentator David Icke at a news conference in London.
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Green Party spokesman and TV presenter David Icke, with his wife Linda in Newport on the Isle of Wight, holding his court summons for alleged non-payment of the community charge.
JANUARY 17TH : On this day in 1983 early morning breakfast television began with BBC's 'Breakfast Time'. BBC-TV launched their first Breakfast Time programme at 6:30 and at the closing stages gathered in the studio for a champagne and cake celebration. Left to right: Back row: Weatherman Francis Wilson, Nick Ross and David Icke. Front row: Jane Pauley, an American who runs her own breakfast show, Debbie Rix, Frank Bough kissing Selina Scott and astrologer Russell Grant.
David Icke, Hereford United goalkeeper
English writer and conspiracy theorist David Icke poses on the clifftop at Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight, UK, 26th June 1992. Icke lives nearby in the town of Ryde. (Photo by Colin Davey/Getty Images)
English writer and conspiracy theorist David Icke poses with his first wife Linda on the Isle of Wight, UK, 26th June 1992. Icke lives nearby in the town of Ryde. (Photo by Colin Davey/Getty Images)
David Icke, Green Party spokesman, outside Wolverhampton Civic Hall during a break in proceedings during the party's Spring conference, 5th April 1990. (Photo by John Reavenall/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
LONDON - 1st JANUARY: English writer and broadcaster David Icke, posed in South London in 1987. (Photo by Mike Prior/Getty Images)
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Those who have been denied Australian visas on character grounds include troubled R&B singer Chris Brown, convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning, anti-vaxxer Kent Heckenlively and Gavin McInnes, founder of the all-male far-right group Proud Boys.

Visitors can be refused visas if there is a risk they will "vilify a segment of the Australian community" or "incite discord."

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