Media Interest and Progress!
Dec 17, 2015 — Firstly, I should make clear that I am in no way an official representative of David Icke other than having taken an interest in his work since I discovered it around 2010. Having been involved in the entertainment industry for the better part of my life, I was able to draw many parallels between the knowledge that Mr. Icke was sharing and what I had experienced first hand as a recording artist and entertainer. I found great truth as I delved deeper into Mr. Icke’s research and I have found this to be an extremely important component of my own personal development. This petition indicates that many other people around the world feel the same way. My motivation for starting this petition was simply to create awareness of the issues Mr. Icke is facing with regard to his VISA application for Australia. To many, including myself, this action on behalf of the Australian Government represents a flagrant contravention of basic human rights and freedom of expression.
In just two days, this campaign has attracted over 1200 petitioners, many of whom have left impassioned messages which will be forwarded to Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Australia. My hope is that this petition will assist in expediting the process which the Department requires in order to approve Mr. Icke’s VISA application, so that he may be afforded time necessary to finalise his travel plans. This will ensure that he may speak in our country as part of his World Wide Wake Up Tour, 2016.
I was today contacted by a journalist from The Guardian, who was seeking further information in relation to this petition. I explained that I was not aware of the particulars of the situation other than what had been revealed in Mr. Icke’s videocast of 14 December 2015. The journalist, Mr. Michael Safi, was extremely courteous and explained that he would make further enquires with the relevant parties in an attempt to gain a more thorough understanding of these circumstances. Since, Mr. Safi has posted this article at The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/dec/17/david-icke-fans-say-his-australian-visa-application-is-being-deliberately-delayed
Please continue to support this petition by sharing with those who you feel may participate in this campaign and value their basic right to democratic freedom of expression. Media interest will increase as this process evolves.
A hard copy of this petition will be forwarded by Registered Mail to Peter Dutton MP, along with a digital copy, covering letter and comments left by petitioners.
Thank you to all and wishing the best of luck to David Icke - please know that we give you our full support and will do everything we can to assist. I, along with many others, am looking forward to hearing you speak and sharing your energy - in person, on Australian soil.
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