Visa ruling came after donation

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald: The deportation of a suspected Melbourne Mafia identity was overturned by the former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone 14 months after a large donation was made to the Liberal Party by the man’s brother - an alleged Calabrian crime figure.

Four Liberal MPs in two states lobbied or contacted the then Senator Vanstone - now Australia’s ambassador to Italy - about Francesco Madafferi’s case after being approached by his supporters, including businessmen who had also donated to the Liberal Party.

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