Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Conspiracy theorist David Icke banned from entering Australia ahead of speaking tour

Controversial British conspiracy theorist David Icke has been banned from entering Australia, with the Home Affairs Department cancelling his visa.

Key points

  • Mr Icke's visa was cancelled on character grounds
  • Mr Icke was due to speak at events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Sydney
  • Jewish communal organisation the Anti-Defamation Commission launched a campaign to revoke the visa

Mr Icke, 66, believes the world has been taken over by alien lizards, including some who have infiltrated the British Royal family.

He is a Holocaust denier who argues the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City were an inside job.

Mr Icke was due to travel to Australia next month, taking his latest speaking tour to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Sydney.

Tickets to his appearances ranged from $55 to $75.