Australian government cancels Katie Hopkins’ visa

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The federal government has cancelled the visa of far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says Ms Hopkins will be kicked out of the country as soon as possible.

Katie Hopkins mocks the hotel quarantine safety rules upon her arrival in Australia.Credit:Instagram

“The fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was appalling,” Ms Andrews told ABC News Breakfast on Monday morning.

“It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown, and it’s just unacceptable behaviour. So, personally, I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving.

“We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can possibly arrange that. So I’m hopeful that it will happen imminently.”

Ms Hopkins was dumped from Channel 7’s Big Brother VIP on Sunday, a day after boasting about flouting infection controls while in hotel quarantine in Sydney.

The provocative post came as 12 million Australians were locked down in NSW and Victoria.

Ms Hopkins told her 261,000 Instagram followers she had opened her door to guards naked and not wearing a mask to “call out” Australia’s quarantine system and lockdowns.

“What I want is the sergeant in the foyer to come up and tell me off so that I can stand there naked while he tells me off,” she said.

She said it was her way of “calling out” lockdowns, which she described as being the “greatest hoax in human history”.

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