American R&B; singer Chris Brown is set to be blocked from touring Australia, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on September 27, 2015 as the government sets up its efforts to tackle domestic violence.
American R&B; singer Chris Brown is set to be blocked from touring Australia, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on September 27, 2015 as the government sets up its efforts to tackle domestic violence. AFP Photo - Rick Loomis

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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