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Article: 36171 of alt.conspiracy
From: (Glenda Stocks)
Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy
Subject: Holocaust author banned
Message-ID: <>
Date: Fri, 06 May 1994 23:32:00 -0500

     CANBERRA, Australia (Reuter) - The Australian government
banned controversial British historian David Irving from
visiting Australia for a second time Tuesday, saying he was not
of good enough character to be given an entry visa.
     In early February 1993 the government rejected an Irving
visa request for a lecture tour, arguing his visit would cause
disruption. But the Supreme Court later overturned that ruling
and told the government to reconsider Irving's request.
     Irving's view that the Holocaust was exaggerated and
happened without Adolf Hitler's knowledge has outraged
mainstream historians, and Jewish groups in particular.
     ``I have decided to reject Mr Irving's (visa) application on
the basis that he does not meet the public interest criteria of
good character in the migration regulations,'' Immigration
Minister Nick Bolkus told parliament.
     Bolkus said Irving's deportation from Canada and exclusion
from Germany disqualified him under the good character rules.
     He said a second application from Irving to visit Australia
in June this year had been rejected on the same grounds.

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