From 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.
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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