Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia
20:38 AEDT, 17 February 2020 |
12:16 AEDT, 18 February 2020
The ex-bikie father of
AFL superstar Dustin Martin has
been deported from Australia for a second time after trying to
re-enter the country by claiming he has Aboriginal heritage.
Shane Martin, was first sent packing
in 2016 with officials citing his criminal record, which included
drug trafficking and assault charges.
He returned to his home country of
New Zealand, where he had remained
until Sunday night when he quietly tried to slip back into Australia
with a lawyer in tow.
The 52-year-old reportedly claimed he
has a grandmother in Tasmania with indigenous heritage.
Shane Martin arrived at an Australian
airport overnight but was sent back to New Zealand
Father and son pictured together. Dustin
reportedly often travels to New Zealand to visit him
Just last week, the Australian
government passed a law which forbids any Aboriginal person from
The former Rebels outlaw motorcycle
gang president was turned back at the border.
Border Force officials sent him back
to New Zealand on the first Qantas flight on Monday morning.
At no stage has he provided any
evidence of his indigenous heritage, officials said.