Australian government, Trump poodles, ban whistleblower Chelsea Manning

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United States war crimes whistleblower Chelsea ManningFrom daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Australian opposition questions government’s decision to bar Chelsea Manning

Labor Party foreign affairs spokeswoman calls for transparency into decision to block the US whistleblower

OPPOSITION Labor Party foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong questioned the Australian government’s decision today to bar entry to whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

She said that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s administration should be transparent about the reason for denying Ms Manning’s entry.

The convicted US whistleblower had been due to begin a speaking tour at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, her event organiser Think Inc said today.

It had received a notice of intention from the government yesterday and the group is calling on her supporters to lobby new Immigration Minister David Coleman to allow her into Australia.

While she can appeal, past precedent suggests the decision has already been made.

Think Inc said it had given the…

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