Katie Hopkins’ Australian visa canceled
British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia after her visa is canceled.
Ms Hopkins was brought to Australia by Network Seven to join her Big Brother reality TV program.
But she was banned from the show after deliberately disobeying security protocols while quarantined at the hotel.
British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia after her visa is canceled. Ms Hopkins was brought to Australia by Network Seven to join Big Brother VIP
Home Secretary Karen Andrews called the behavior shameful and has since canceled her visa.
“We’ll get her out of the country as soon as we can sort this out,” Andrews said Monday.
“I hope this will happen imminently.”
Home Secretary Karen Andrews called the behavior shameful and has since canceled her visa
Ms Andrews said the commentator’s antics – flouting quarantine rules and potentially putting staff and police at risk – was a slap in the face of people crossing blockades and Australians stranded abroad.
The minister appeared to blame the NSW government for Ms Hopkins coming to Australia, her visa being granted on the basis of economic benefits.
But the federal government is ultimately responsible for issuing visas.
Questions have been raised about how Ms Hopkins was allowed to enter the country.
She described the migrants as cockroaches, called Islam loathing and called for a “final solution” in response to a terrorist attack.
During a series of televised interviews, the Home Secretary was repeatedly briefed on how Ms Hopkins was viewed as a person of good character.
“Well, he’s clearly not someone we want to keep in this country a second longer than necessary,” Ms Andrews said.