Conspiracy theorist David Icke barred from Australia

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But controversial British conspiracy theorist David Icke will not be able to spread his out-there thoughts Down Under because the Australian Government has cancelled his visa.

As first reported by Sky News, the visa cancellation means he Mr Icke be able to conduct he planned speaking tour of Australia next month.

Dvir Abramovich, the chairman of the Anti-defamation Commission, which launched the campaign to revoke Mr Icke’s visa, has praised Immigration Minister David Coleman for the decision.

“Bravo Minister Coleman for heeding our call and for declaring in a loud voice that anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers will never find a home in Australia,” Dr Abramovich said in a statement.

“This was a defining moment for who we are as a nation, and we salute the government for taking a clear-eyed and moral stance in rejecting hate and incitement.

“Allowing Icke into our country would have crossed red lines and would have sent the message that it is open season on the Jewish community and that vilifying and maligning Australian Jews is OK and normal.
This is a glorious victory for all Australians who believe in the core values of respect and tolerance.”

News.com.au has approached Mr Coleman’s office for comment.