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    They kicked her out of Oz...

    SA kicked her out, now Australia has...

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...-seven-network

    The Australian government has cancelled Katie Hopkins’ visa and deported the far-right commentator after she boasted about breaching hotel quarantine conditions.

    The cancellation was announced by the home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, on Monday and followed a decision by Endemol Shine Australia to cancel her contract to appear on Seven Network’s Big Brother VIP. Hopkins was then deported from the country on a Monday afternoon flight.

    New South Wales police in a statement said Hopkins had been fined $1,000 for allegedly failing to wear a mask. The force said it had assisted immigration authorities to deport her on Monday afternoon to the United Kingdom.

    Hopkins, 46, broadcast a live video from what she claimed was a Sydney hotel room on Saturday morning, describing Covid-19 lockdowns as “the greatest hoax in human history” while joking about elaborate plans to breach quarantine rules. In the Instagram video, which is no longer available to view, she said she was trying to “frighten” security guards by answering her hotel door naked and maskless.

    On Monday, Andrews said Hopkins’ behaviour was “shameful”, describing it as “a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown”.

    “The fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was appalling,” she told ABC News Breakfast.

    Andrews confirmed that Australian Border Force had cancelled her visa, saying it had “acted quickly” to do so.

    “We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can possibly arrange that. So I’m hopeful that it will happen imminently.”

    Andrews sought to shift the blame for Hopkins’ entry to Australia, explaining that although issuing visas is a federal responsibility “she actually came into the country with support of a state government”.

    The minister said state governments ask the federal government “reasonably regularly” to admit people above the hotel quarantine caps because “there is an economic benefit” to them coming to Australia.

    “So she came in here on the basis of potential benefit to the economy.”

    Labor’s acting home affairs spokesperson, Andrew Giles, rejected that defence – arguing that the federal government had enabled Hopkins’ travel.

    The New South Wales health minister, Brad Hazzard, said production companies could apply to bring visitors to Australia and “generally get approval” if it could be done safely, not impede returning Australians, and was “a big positive for our economy and jobs”.

    “I was shocked to see that lady – who fortuitously I’ve never heard of before and I hope to never hear of again. To think she could think that the measures we are taking to keep our community safe can be treated with such juvenile, imbecilic behaviour is just mind-boggling,” Hazzard told reporters in Sydney.

    “To think that she could put our teams in our health quarantine, our staff … to think that she thinks it is acceptable to put them at risk and to put our broader community at risk is completely abhorrent and I hope she is on the first plane back.”

    The NSW police statement said they were notified of an “alleged breach” of quarantine public health orders at a Sussex Street hotel about 8.45pm on Friday.

    “Following inquiries, a 46-year-old woman was issued a $1,000 penalty infringement notice for not wear face covering” on Sunday, it said.

    Australia’s immigration laws contain broad discretionary powers to refuse entry to people the government considers of bad character. These have been used to block the entry of the conspiracy theorist David Icke and the US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

    During the pandemic, Australia has imposed strict limits on the number of people allowed in hotel quarantine. Since July just 3,070 arrivals are allowed each week, despite there being more than 30,000 Australians stranded overseas and seeking to return home.

    Asked if the federal government had given Hopkins a visa because she was considered of good character, Andrews replied that she was “clearly not someone that we want to keep in this country for a second longer than we have to”.

    Last year Hopkins had her Twitter account with 1.1 million followers permanently suspended for violating the platform’s “hateful conduct” policy.

    Hopkins, who was repeatedly retweeted by the former US president Donald Trump, was removed to “keep Twitter safe”, according to the social media platform.

    She has previously compared migrants to cockroaches and claimed the photograph of a dead Syrian boy lying on a beach that sparked a wave of compassion across Europe was staged, as well as stating that people with dementia should not “block” hospital beds.

    On Saturday, Giles and the Labor MP Josh Burns blasted the Morrison government for allowing Hopkins to enter Australia.

    “This should never have happened, and now her behaviour is putting people at risk,” Giles said.

    Burns said Hopkins had “called Islam disgusting, migrants ‘cockroaches’ and called for a ‘final solution’”. “How does she get a visa, let alone a spot in quarantine over Australians?”

    The Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi described Hopkins’ admission to Australia as a new low while thousands of families remain separated from their loved ones overseas.

    The production company making Big Brother VIP, Endemol Shine Australia, and Channel Seven scrambled on Sunday to respond to the growing crisis, which threatened to overshadow the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games which starts on Seven on Friday.

    “Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP,” the network said. “Seven and Endemol Shine strongly condemn her irresponsible and reckless comments in hotel quarantine.”


    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    It's really quite an achievement to be too right wing for the Oz government.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
      It's really quite an achievement to be too right wing for the Oz government.
      its not because she is too right wing - its because she is too fecking stupid.

      Most sensible people are pro masks and isolation for the good of the population when necessary . Its left wingers like the Corbyns that want demasking and freedom of movement during pandemics.

      The Australians aren't right wing they are just firmly anti uncontrolled immigration and pro justice.

      "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

      I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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        #4
        why aren't they charging her for what she did? cancelling her visa is a bit extreme. she should have the same rights as the OZ citizens at a fair trail.
        Is the gov above the law and can deport people at their own will?

        She seems to be a nutter so not on her side but it seems to me that is an abuse.

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          #5
          Katie who?

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            #6
            Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
            why aren't they charging her for what she did? cancelling her visa is a bit extreme. she should have the same rights as the OZ citizens at a fair trail.
            Is the gov above the law and can deport people at their own will?

            She seems to be a nutter so not on her side but it seems to me that is an abuse.
            Their immigration officials are entitled to deport non citizens at will. Just like ours used to.

            Why try her? She is not conducive to the public good, just deport her and ban her. If she doesn't agree she can appeal from abroad at her own cost.
            "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

            I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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              #7
              Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
              why aren't they charging her for what she did? cancelling her visa is a bit extreme. she should have the same rights as the OZ citizens at a fair trail.
              Is the gov above the law and can deport people at their own will?

              She seems to be a nutter so not on her side but it seems to me that is an abuse.
              UK governments do and have prevented controversial figures on the far left and far right from entering the UK who are citizens of other countries. Some have been returned at airports.

              The Oz government is simply doing similar.
              "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                #8
                I wish they had kept her permanently.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post
                  I wish they had kept her permanently.
                  Sadly like Shamima Begum she is ours born & bred! Maybe Bangladesh want her?
                  "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                  I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

                    UK governments do and have prevented controversial figures on the far left and far right from entering the UK who are citizens of other countries. Some have been returned at airports.

                    The Oz government is simply doing similar.
                    exactly, she should have the right to a free trial. deporting without the right to fight allegations is a bit abuse.

                    if the UK gov is doing it as well, it doesn't mean it is just.

                    the same reason I am undergoing citizenship application atm although I have ILR -> don't want to end up being treated as second class citizen.

                    if today people that speak freely are open for abuse ( I don't know what she did or say, not particularly interested in that), tomorrow will be another group of people and so on.
                    Last edited by GigiBronz; 19 July 2021, 11:58.

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