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Dustin Martin's father could be back in Australia for Christmas as he prepares to appeal deportation on 'character grounds'

Father of Dustin Martin could be reunited with his son in Australia by Christmas
Shane Martin was exiled to New Zealand because of alleged links to bikie group
His lawyers will appear in Federal Court Tuesday to have his case thrown out


By Sam McPhee
Daily Mail Australia
5 December 2017


The father of AFL superstar Dustin Martin could be reunited with his son in Australia by Christmas as he prepares to appeal his deportation.

Shane Martin was exiled to his native New Zealand in March under section 501 of the Immigration Act on 'character grounds' because of alleged links to the infamous Rebels bikie club.

The father of the reigning Brownlow medalist will have his case heard in Federal Court in Sydney on Tuesday, with the Herald Sun reporting the government may throw out the case and allow Shane to return.

'We will have to wait for the court outcome,' Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's office said.

The Martin father-son relationship has been well documented, particularly during Dustin's rapid rise to becoming the face of the AFL.

The Richmond star emotionally thanked his father after winning the Brownlow in the days prior to the grand final, who was watching on with his wife Adriana and stepdaughters Emma, 17, and Alana, 15, in Auckland.

'To dad, I know it is tough for you not being here this week, but I know how much you love me and I love you very much,' he said.

His father's battle with the Australian federal government has provided the undertone to the Tigers midfielder's success, and Shane had been attempting to reunite with his son in Melbourne to attend the September grand final.

Rebels bikie AJ Graham won a case with Dutton's Immigration Department in September, which emboldened the Martins after the High Court found the minister unfairly used his powers to deport.

However, a day earlier, Dutton rushed through a law that would validate his previous rulings, meaning Shane's deportation for alleged 'association with outlaw motorcycle gangs' would be upheld. The family and their lawyers have been fighting the decision since.

Shane spoke to the AFL Footy Show following Dustin signing a record seven-year extension with Richmond worth more than $8 million, touching on how difficult it was to be apart from his son.

'It's pretty emotional … To see your son developing into something special you know,' he said through tears.

'He is a very humble, shy kid, but the Richmond Football Club has been magnificent for him.

Should Shane be successful in Federal Court on Tuesday, he could be home in time for Christmas, barring any further action from Dutton and the government.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5143999/Dustin-Martins-father-Australia-Christmas.html

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The father of AFL and Richmond superstar Dustin Martin could be one step closer to returning to Australia after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton conceded a legal error was made in the decision to deport him.

The case of Shane Martin, who was deported to New Zealand last year because of his links to the Rebels motorcycle club, was mentioned in the Federal Court in Sydney on Tuesday.

Justice John Griffiths was told Mr Dutton had agreed the decision should be quashed.

"You are not going to do much better than that," he quipped to Mr Martin's barrister James Forsaith when he stood up to make a submission.

But there is still the issue of Mr Martin's visa.

Fairfax Media understands Tuesday's court decision does not necessarily mean Mr Martin will be reinstated with a visa to return to Australia – an outcome government lawyers would fiercely oppose.

The judge adjourned the case to December 19 to determine whether Mr Martin will get his visa back.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/immigration-minister-peter-dutton-concedes-legal-error-in-deporting-shane-martin-20171204-gzys67

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According to Ch7 news, Dutton has refused the visa so Dusty's dad won't be coming back to Australia.

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So another Brownlow.
“I can’t believe it, 1.20 to go, you’re three points up and there is nobody at the back end of the square for a quick kick in for the opposition.

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Former biker gang member's hearing on eligibility for return to Australia where AFL star son lives, postponed

Kimberlee Downs 
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TV NZ
20 December 2017


The hearing to determine whether the New Zealand father of an AFL star will be allowed back into Australia has been postponed until the new year.

Shane Martin's case was set to be heard at the Federal Court in Sydney today, but has been delayed until February 13.

Mr Martin had lived in Australia since he was 20, but was deported last year because he was a member of the Rebels motorcycle club.

His son is Melbourne-based Richmond Tigers star and Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin.

Earlier this month Mr Martin won his court case, when lawyers for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton conceded a legal error had been made in his deportation.

However Mr Dutton has since indicated he will not reinstate Mr Martin's visa.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-biker-gang-members-hearing-eligibility-return-australia-afl-star-son-lives-postponed

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DUSTIN Martin’s father, Shane, was stopped from celebrating Christmas with his family in Bali because of alleged Australian Government interference.

Indonesian customs officers at Bali’s Denpasar airport this month told Shane Martin he could not come through because Australia had requested he be refused entry.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/shane-martins-bali-christmas-cancelled-after-alleged-australian-government-tip-off/news-story/114a41249e63e5a201710e78b4161a16

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If that’s true then it has become quite personal and has gone too far.
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Tiger 'shattered' after Bali Christmas wish dashed

afl.com.au
24 December 2017


RICHMOND star Dustin Martin is reportedly "shattered" plans for a family Christmas in Bali have been dashed after his father was denied entry.

Martin told the Sunday Herald Sun his father Shane Martin arrived at Bali's airport and was told he could not come through because Australian officials requested he be denied entry.

Shane Martin was deported to New Zealand last year over his links to the Rebels motorcycle club, missing his son's Grand Final win as the Tigers claimed their first flag since 1980.

He challenged that decision in the Federal Court, but he still doesn't have a visa to re-enter Australia despite Immigration Minister Peter Dutton conceding the decision to kick him out of the country should be overturned.

"I was so confused, I've been to Bali before, even after my visa was cancelled and had no problems," Shane told the Sunday Herald Sun.

He said the officials told him: "I'm sorry - we've been told by Australian government not to let you in."

Dustin Martin said he couldn't understand why his father was denied entry.

"We had Christmas in Bali planned for a while - way before the minister's decision was overturned - and it was gonna be really special for my family to be all together," he told the newspaper.

"I was just shattered and really confused. Why would they stop him from going to Bali now? We were there a year ago and nothing changed apart from dad winning his case.

"I'm a really proud Australian and I love this country but this just isn't a fair go."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-12-24/tiger-shattered-as-bali-christmas-wish-is-dashed

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"....Dustin Martin's father could be back in Australia for Christmas as he prepares to appeal deportation on 'character grounds'..."
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