Minister signals Chris Brown won't be allowed into Australia | Inquirer Entertainment

Minister signals Chris Brown won’t be allowed into Australia

/ 09:52 AM September 24, 2015
Chris Brown. AP FILE PHOTO

Chris Brown. AP FILE PHOTO

CANBERRA, Australia— A government minister has signaled that troubled R&B singer Chris Brown won’t be allowed to tour Australia in December because of his criminal conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna.

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Michaelia Cash, who was assistant minister for Immigration and Border Protection before a Cabinet reshuffle this week, said Thursday that she would recommend that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton refuse the 25-year-old American a visa on character grounds.

She was immediately backed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Both were speaking at the launch of a 100 million Australian dollar ($70 million) government initiative to prevent domestic violence.

Britain, Canada and New Zealand have also refused him visas.

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