Australian Dept of Immigration and Citizenship Answers 1389 About Perkovic

by 1389 on December 17, 2007

in anti-Semitism, Australia, Croatia, music, Nazism, Serbia

This is why I emailed the Australian government:


This is what I sent:

Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:07:18 -0800 (PST)
From: [1389’s address omitted]
Subject: Please do not allow neo-Nazi rock band to perform in Melbourne
To: senator.evans@aph.gov.au

Dear Senator Evans,

I would like to urge you to deny visas to the neo-Nazi singer, Marco Perkovic, and his band, “Thompson,” who, according to this article, are scheduled to tour in Melbourne on December 29, 2007.

This individual draws huge crowds in Croatia with what amounts to a present-day Nazi rally, shouting to “kill Serbs,” and stirs them up to commit destructive acts after the concerts.

Please see:

Thompson Concert: Neo-Nazi Creepazoids Push Back
Oppose Fascist Rock Star’s US Tour with the Truth – Part 2
Oppose Fascist Rock Star’s US Tour with the Truth – Part 1
[I know… I had one of the links mislabeled…]
Nazis: Coming soon to a concert venue near YOU!

Thank you.

[1389]


Here’s the reply:

From: specialist.entry@immi.gov.au
Subject: Mr Perkovic
To: [1389’s address omitted]
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:08:31 +1100

Australian Government
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617
PO Box 25 BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone (02) 6264 1111
Facsimile (02) 6225 6970

[1389’s name omitted]
[1389’s address omitted]

Dear [1389]

Thank you for your e-mail of 10 December 2007 to Senator the Hon Christopher Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, concerning Mr Marko Perkovic, a singer from Croatia. Your letter has been referred to me for reply.

Australia’s temporary entry programme is administered on a global and non-discriminatory basis which requires decision-makers to apply the same legal criteria to all applicants regardless of the country in which they live or the nationality that they hold. All applications must be processed and decisions made in accordance with the Migration Act and Regulations.

As you may be aware, all visa applications are subject to the character provisions of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act). These provisions allow for the cancellation or refusal of a visa if a non-citizen is found to breach the character test due to their substantial criminal record, past and present criminal or past and present general conduct.

Mr Perkovic’s application to enter Australia will be assessed against his ability to meet the character requirements under section 501(6)(d) of the Act. This section specifically covers concerns of vilification or incitement of discord in the Australian community, allowing a visa to be refused on these grounds.

Thank you for bringing this matter to the Minister’s attention.

Yours sincerely

(Kruno Kukoc)
Assistant Secretary
Temporary Entry

Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately. This email, including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. DIAC respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. The official departmental privacy policy can be viewed on the department’s website at www.immi.gov.au See: http://www.immi.gov.au/functional/privacy.htm


And here’s the upshot…

Neo-Nazi concerts continue Down Under, despite complaints



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rastaman December 17, 2007 at 3:21 am

Well, at least you’ve an answer, non-committal as it is. Bureaucracies never tell what they’re doing or intend to do anymore. Paranoid secrecy rules all our governments, God forbid the people should be told anything, they might rise up or something.

Chances are better than before that Perky won’t be let in now, though. Keep your fingers crossed.

2 Rastaman December 17, 2007 at 3:26 am

Oh, and welcome to my blogroll.

3 1389 December 17, 2007 at 4:08 am

Thanks, Rastaman!

I’m hoping other people will send email also.

There’s just no excuse for this type of event being permitted. Incitement of mob violence does not enjoy the protections of freedom of speech in the US where I live, or anywhere else that I know of. We don’t need someone trying to stir up vast crowds of people to commit pogroms. No civilized nation tolerates that.

4 erexx November 1, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Wow!
They allow Neo-Nazi’s into there country but anyone with Dow Syndrome is banned.
How willfully ignorant.

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