An Australian anti-Islam group which has invited Dutch MP Geert Wilders to give two speeches next month, has accused the Australian authorities of delaying his visa application.
The Q Society says although Wilders applied for a visa three weeks ago, he has yet to receive it. ‘We cannot see why it would not be approved,’ spokesman Andrew Horwood told news agency AAP.
But Australia’s immigration minister Chris Bouwen has defended the time taken to process the application, saying ‘it is not unusual for applications to take several weeks for a decision in complex cases’, AAP reports.
Australian media also report Green Party senator Richard Di Natale as saying Wilders is not welcome in the country.