Chris Brown's management DENIES he has been refused entry to Australia for his tour in December - and points out he's visited the country twice since he assaulted ex-girlfriend Rihanna

  • Chris Brown's visa is 'still in process', according to his management
  • It was reported on Friday that the singer's visa to Australia was denied
  • But the singer's management said the rumours were untrue
  • Tickets for Brown's One Hell Of A Nite tour went on sale on Monday 

R'n'B singer Chris Brown has not been denied entry to Australia, according to his management.

The star's manager Mike G said Brown had visited the country twice since his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and tried to quash rumours the Australian government had rejected his visa application ahead of his planned tour later this year.

'The request is currently being considered by the office of the Immigration Minister,' Mike G said in an Instagram post, adding that: 'Contrary to media reports Chris Brown's request to enter Australia on tour has not been denied'. 

R'n'B singer Chris Brown has not been denied entry to Australia, following his conviction for assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, with his management claiming his visa application is still in process

R'n'B singer Chris Brown has not been denied entry to Australia, following his conviction for assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, with his management claiming his visa application is still in process

Tickets for Chris Brown's concert One Hell Of A Nite have gone on sale ranging from $201.25 to $598.99

Tickets for Chris Brown's concert One Hell Of A Nite have gone on sale ranging from $201.25 to $598.99

The star's manager Mike G said Brown had visited the country twice since his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and tried to quash rumours the Australian government had rejected his visa application ahead of his planned tour later this year

The star's manager Mike G said Brown had visited the country twice since his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and tried to quash rumours the Australian government had rejected his visa application ahead of his planned tour later this year

'We respect their right to review this request and have faith that a decision will be made with the full consideration of his continued personal growth, ongoing philanthropic endeavours and desire to perform for his fans.'

The news comes after it was reported on Friday that the 26-year-old was told he could not enter Australia ahead of his One Hell Of A Nite tour in December.

On Monday, Ticketmaster began selling seats for his One Hell Of A Nite tour in December, ranging from $201.25 to $598.99.

The American star is scheduled to play four shows; in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, as well as taking the stage at the Vector Arena show on December 18 in Auckland.

According to news.com.au, radio station Nova stopped giving listeners the chance to win tickets to the gig and pulled its running competition from the homepage.

'Nova has made the decision not to support Chris Brown's current tour,' a Nova spokeswoman told the publication.

'This is a government that is not afraid to say no [to Chris]': Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday as he opened up about his new $41 million domestic violence package

'This is a government that is not afraid to say no [to Chris]': Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday as he opened up about his new $41 million domestic violence package

Activist group GetUp, which has endorsed a ban on Brown entering Australia, says the move sends a strong signal that the government is willing to condemn violence against women.

'Australia is at a crisis point with men's violence against women,' GetUp campaigner Sally Rugg said. 

Speaking to the media about his new $41 million domestic violence package on Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull found himself being questioned about Chris's upcoming tour appearances Down Under.

(L-R) Michaelia Cash, Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, Michaelia Cash and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne on Thursday

(L-R) Michaelia Cash, Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, Michaelia Cash and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne on Thursday

His feelings were quite clear about the singer when he said: 'This is a government that is not afraid to say no'.

A reporter had probed: 'Can I ask about a specific case of domestic violence? 

'The American singer Chris Brown strangled and beat up his then girlfriend Rihanna, he is set to visit Australia in December, but isn't allowed to enter New Zealand, why should he be allowed to enter the country?'

Minister for Women Michaela Cash was quick to answer saying: 'Can I jump in? Up until last week I was the Assistant Minister for Immigration and border protection.

The artist was sentenced to a five-year probation and six months of community service by a court after admitting to the assault

The artist was sentenced to a five-year probation and six months of community service by a court after admitting to the assault

Rihanna and Chris attend a game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles in December 2012

Rihanna and Chris attend a game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles in December 2012

'I had previously not allowed a particular sports person to come into Australia because of his record in relation to domestic violence. 

'I can assure you that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection will be looking at this very, very seriously.

She added: 'I am clearly not going to pre-empt a decision by the Minister, however, I can assure you what my strong recommendation would be. 

'People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia''...' 

 When contacted last week, a spokeswoman for his Australian promoter said Chris should have no issues entering Australia, as he has been there twice since the assault charges - in 2011 and 2012

 When contacted last week, a spokeswoman for his Australian promoter said Chris should have no issues entering Australia, as he has been there twice since the assault charges - in 2011 and 2012

The reporter then asked for the thoughts of Malcolm Turnball, who replied: 'The Minister has very brilliantly expressed the thoughts of the government.

'This is a government that is not afraid to say no.'

He concluded: 'I don't believe we are afraid to exercise that discretion.'

When contacted last week, a spokeswoman for his Australian promoter said Chris should have no issues entering Australia, as he has visited twice since the assault charges - in 2011 and 2012.

However, the results of his previous controversies are reportedly jeopardising his chances of performing in New Zealand

However, the results of his previous controversies are reportedly jeopardising his chances of performing in New Zealand

The results of his previous controversies are also reportedly jeopardising his chances of performing in New Zealand. 

The American artist has been refused entry into the UK in 2010 and Canada earlier this year based on his conviction for assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

At the time of the incident, a photo of the Bajan singer showing her bruised and marked face was leaked.

'If Chris Brown has been excluded from another country he won't be eligible for a visa for New Zealand, unless given a special direction,' Immigration New Zealand's Michael Carley said in a statement.

Chris was sentenced to five years' probation, a year-long domestic violence program and 180 days of community labour. 

Chris has been trying to clean up his act since becoming father to his 16-month-old daughter, Royalty

Chris has been trying to clean up his act since becoming father to his 16-month-old daughter, Royalty

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