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AFL player Dustin Martin's dad deported

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/04/2016

The father of AFL player Dustin Martin has left Australia for New Zealand after his visa was cancelled over links with an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Shane Martin left Sydney on an Auckland-bound flight on Wednesday, the Herald Sun reported.

Mr Martin had his visa cancelled over links with the Rebels bikie gang, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed in March.

"We are determined to target people who have been involved particularly at high levels of outlaw motorcycle gangs," he said at the time.

The government can cancel someone's visa on character grounds.

New Zealand has criticised Canberra over its tough new immigration laws, which allows non-citizens who have served a sentence of 12 months or more, or failed a character test, to be deported.

The rules have caught out many Kiwi offenders who have lived in Australia for years.

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed Mr Martin's departure from the country.

Richmond midfielder Dustin Martin, who was born in Victoria, got second spot in the Tiger's Best And Fairest last year.

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