AFL star Dustin Martin’s dad has been sent back to New Zealand just hours after landing in Sydney after a cheeky attempt to regain entry. for Christmas Source:Supplied Martin was deported back to his native New Zealand in 2016 when he had his visa cancelled on the grounds of his character. “The border force took swift action today and good for them for doing their job,” he said. But Twomey said a case like Martin’s was legally unclear. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Photo / Getty. However, this didn’t help Martin’s chances of being allowed to stay Down Under, and he will need to prove his indigenous heritage from New Zealand. Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the work of Border Force officials. Martin was also fined for drug possession but has previously argued to be allowed to return to Australia, where his kids — including Richmond midfielder Dustin — live. Watch the video above Martin said many people did not realise he and his loved ones were "a close family". 'Very intimidating': Kiwi star 'brushes wall' in Indycar debut, All Blacks legend reveals the perfect advice he got from Richie McCaw, Ian Foster opens up on the pressure of being All Blacks coach, Melbourne Cup millionaire: How Kiwi punter turned $30 into $1 million, Exclusive: Aussies back, Pacific teams in for Super Rugby 2022, Focus: Raelene Castle takes top job at Sport NZ, Focus Sport: Luke Ronchi appointed Black Caps batting coach, NZ's next UFC star? “The removal followed a decision by the Federal Circuit Court to dismiss Mr Martin’s application for an injunction seeking to prevent his removal from Australia,” Border Force said, per the Herald Sun. Stream over 50 sports live & anytime with KAYO on your TV, mobile, tablet or laptop. Ex-gang member Shane Martin watched the game with a group of friends in a bar in Mount Maunganui last night, and said he was feeling "on top of the world" after the grand final win. for ChristmasSource:Supplied. ", "He's got a few years to go yet, so who knows what he's going to do. "Dustin's pretty humble. “One is your biological descent, one is your self-identification, the third one is whether or not you’ve been accepted by an Indigenous community in Australia as being a member of it,” she said. “He could take legal proceedings to try and clarify it, so it’s probably just the first step on the way to some further litigation,” she said. Martin said it was "nerve-wracking" for most of the day waiting for the game to start, though the nerves settled a bit when Dustin came onto the field. SIGN UP TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS HERE. “But it’s less clear about what happens if a person is already outside the country and doesn’t have an Australian passport, is not an Australian citizen, turns up at the border and says, ‘I’m Indigenous, let me in’.”. "We spoke to him after the game but as usual it's all noisy, you can't hear stuff but you could hear how excited he was.". His father, who is a New Zealander also played football briefly for two teams, Harcourt and Kangaroo Flat. Dustin Martin's dad Shane knocks back a beer as he cheers on his son from a pub in New Zealand - after being deported from Australia for his bikie links He's my little man. Dustin Martin and his father Shane Martin (inset). “It’s pretty hard not to be there but it is what it is,” Martin said. I'm very, very proud. Twomey added the High Court accepted three ways that someone can prove to be Indigenous Australian. "Hopefully the borders open and I will see my other kids and my wife. “But as for the government, we will be carefully considering this most recent (High Court) judgment and the implications.”. Martin said his son had called him right before the game as well, as he does before every game. Martin was deported back to his native New Zealand in 2016 when he had his visa cancelled on the grounds of his character. pic.twitter.com/LTbqzTqGug. “No, we won’t, Karl,” Mr Dutton said. He has been refused re-entry into Australia, meaning he is separated from his family. The father of AFL superstar Dustin Martin has been sent back to New Zealand after trying to gain entry to Australia on the grounds of his alleged Aboriginal heritage. "I love him with all my heart. Despite the disappointment at not being able to watch the game in person, Martin said he "couldn't be a prouder father". Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. The 28-year-old also won the Norm Smith Medal as best-on-ground in both of those grand final wins. AFL champion Ben Cousins found guilty of stalking ex-partner... State of Origin 2020: Best fights of all time, what sparked ... Jack de Belin sex assault trial: Co-accused Callan Sinclair ... F1 news 2020: Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren switch, Renault, rac... AFL trades, rumours: Josh Dunkley, Western Bulldogs, Essendo... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “Mr Martin’s claims of indigeneity will be considered along with any evidence in support of these claims while he is offshore.”, Dustin Martin with his father Shane Martin in Auckland NZ. Martin said it had been pretty tough not seeing his family for the past six months as the pandemic swept the world. Don't have an account? If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your Cookie Settings. “Border Force took swift action … and good for them for doing their job,” Mr Morrison said. Dustin Martin's dad's deportation to New Zealand helped son 'mature' and 'made him stronger' - ... STAY IN THE KNOW. The father of Richmond star Dustin Martin has been flown back to New Zealand following a failed attempt to enter Sydney. An ABF spokeswoman said Martin's removal as a "non-citizen" was conducted lawfully. Ex-bikie boss Shane Martin, accompanied by a lawyer, attempted to enter the country on Sunday night after a High Court decision ruled people of Indigenous heritage can’t be deported. But the heady win didn't get in the way of the champion's priorities - he was quick to get on the phone to his father back in New Zealand, who had been watching the match with bated breath. Shane Martin was flown back to New Zealand after a failed attempt to get into Australia. AFL star footballer Dustin Martin's New Zealand father has shared how proud he is of his "history-making" son after last night's big victory. They added that at no stage has he provided evidence of any aboriginal heritage. He's already created history.". Martin is the former president of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang. The father of Richmond star Dustin Martin has been flown back to New Zealand following a failed attempt to enter Sydney. Speaking on the Today Show, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton was firm when asked by Karl Stefanovic if the government would let Martin back in the country. Everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Santos v Teixeira, 'NO APOLOGIES': Collingwood list boss refuses to back down in Treloar talks, Dustin Martin makes history with never-before-seen third Norm Smith Medal. “I just wanna say g’day to dad in New Zealand,” he said during a post-match interview on the MCG. "I say the usual stuff, just 'go hard' and 'good luck'.". All times AEDT (GMT +11). His move comes after a landmark ruling in the Australian High Court last week which concluded people with Aboriginal heritage cannot be classed as “aliens” and cannot be deported from Australia on character grounds. Dustin would hopefully get clearance to enter New Zealand next month for a visit. Dustin Martin with his father Shane Martin in Auckland NZ. Giving it a nudge in the Mount with Kiwi before the AFL final. LATEST: Dustin Martin makes history with never-before-seen third Norm Smith Medal. Last year his dad opened up on how hard it was to watch Dustin play on the biggest stage of all from another country. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Martin was deported to New Zealand in April 2016 under Australia's Immigration Act on the grounds of bad character, as the country launched a fresh crackdown on bikie gangs. He was a top-ranking member of Australia's Rebels motorcycle gang and had lived in New South Wales since he was 20, after moving from Huntly in 1989. The former president of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang was first deported in 2016 on character grounds after being convicted of serious offences including aggravated assault and drug trafficking. Even though he's the best player in the team, it still takes the whole team to win it. Dustin may have just spent one difficult year with his father following the separation from his mother, but he has maintained a close relationship with his father, Shane Martin. Covid-19 border closures have also stopped his family from visiting him in New Zealand. Sign up, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. Dustin Martin's dad Shane had to watch his son's team win the AFL final from New Zealand as he was deported from Australia in 2016. RELATED: Shane Martin’s book reveals why Dusty resigned with Richmond, RELATED: High court ruling will lead to ‘racial division’. “We’ve been very clear about making sure that we can keep Australia safe and part of the reason that we kick out people with severe criminal histories, like Mr Martin, is we want to make sure that people don’t commit crimes again in our country.”. Hoping Dusty can take Richmond to a win. Dustin Martin has previously flown back to New Zealand to visit his dad. Dustin Martin of the Richmond Tigers celebrates victory after the 2020 AFL Grand Final match against the Geelong Cats in Brisbane yesterday. Dustin occasionally travels to New Zealand to see his dad and last year paid him an emotional tribute after Richmond thrashed the GWS Giants in the grand final. “The high court made it clear that you can’t deport an Aboriginal person, even if they’re a non-citizen, because of their connection with Australia,” she said. Martin was forced to spend Sunday night at Sydney Airport, before flying back to Auckland, New Zealand, on a Qantas flight on Monday morning. The Kiwi fighter who turned down 'The Bachelor NZ', 4 hurt: Out-of-control school bus crashes into cars in Auckland, No Kiwi Christmas as four travellers turned away from border, Manurewa body found: Man arrested, charged with arson in relation to police investigation. In 2016 Martin, the dad of Richmond Brownlow Medal winner Dustin, was one of 81 foreign-born former or current bikies deported as part of a federal government crackdown on motorcycle gangs. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Border Force was simply doing its job by refusing Martin entry. Martin claims to have an Aboriginal grandmother from Tasmania. “I love you, mate.”, To join the conversation, please Log in. But Professor of Constitutional Law and University of Sydney Anne Twomey said Martin could take the case to court. Channel 7 approached Martin at Auckland airport upon his return to New Zealand but he declined to comment.