Dustin Martin’s Desperate Plea To Bring Deported Dad Home

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has revealed he was given an ‘intelligence briefing’ on Dustin Martin’s bikie-linked father Shane that warranted deporting him – and will never change his decision.

Shane Martin was exiled from Australia last year alongside 20 others and was forced to build a new life for himself in Auckland, New Zealand.

It was his 14-year association with the fearsome bikie gang the Rebels, as well as a criminal record that was tainted by aggravated assault charges and drug trafficking, that ultimately led to his banishment.

It was his 14-year association with the fearsome bikie gang the Rebels, as well as a criminal record that was tainted by aggravated assault charges and drug trafficking, that ultimately led to his banishment (pictured with wife Adriana)

But he has never been charged with any offence.

‘Handcuffed and escorted out to a van. Escorted onto a plane and then see you later,’ Mr Martin said, explaining the day he was told to pack up and leave the country.

Mr Dutton spoke to Sunday Night about Mr Martin’s case, opening up about the confidential files intelligence agencies have on him.

‘I’ve made a decision that I’m not going to change. I’ve made a decision based on all the facts,’ the Minister said in an interview.

Shane Martin (middle) with his sons, including AFL premiership-winning champion Dustin (left)

Mr Martin's AFL premiership-winning son Dustin (pictured) has always been a fierce campaigner for his father's return to the country the 26-year-old grew up in

While he did confirm those files could not be openly spoken about for privacy reasons, Mr Martin believes this is just code for ‘they don’t exist.’

‘If there are files than where are they? You can’t share them because there are none,’ he retorted.

Mr Martin said that he originally joined the Rebels because he was a single man and loved riding motorbikes, but he quickly worked his way up the ranks to become a chapter president.

Martin didn't shy away from his upbringing in the Brownlow Medal speech, thanking his alleged Rebels bikie father Shane Martin (L) who was deported to New Zealand last year

In 2016, Martin's father Shane was deported to New Zealand because of his criminal record and 'association with outlaw motorcycle gangs', the Rebels

‘Love to be with the boys, you know? Loved bikes. Having a good time. Some of my best mates are in that club. They’re good people,’ he said.

While some are just involved in the gangs to ‘ride motorbikes’ others involve themselves in criminal activity too.

But to Mr Martin people can engage in criminal acts ‘whether they’re inside a gang or not.’

And while his father wasn't able to witness Dustin (pictured) make history - winning the Brownlow medal, Norm Smith medal and premiership with the Richmond Tigers - the family have now hired a legal team to take the matter to the High Court

Mr Martin’s AFL premiership-winning son Dustin has always been a fierce campaigner for his father’s return to the country the 26-year-old grew up in.

And while his father wasn’t able to witness Dustin make history – winning the Brownlow medal, Norm Smith medal and premiership with the Richmond Tigers – the family have now hired a legal team to take the matter to the High Court.

‘It’s easily the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. It’s just an empty, empty feeling,’ Dustin said, explaining the absence of his father in Victoria.

'It's easily the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. It's just an empty, empty feeling,' Dustin (pictured) said, explaining the absence of his father in Victoria

‘He’s my number one support so I certainly miss him a lot now.’

Mr Dutton doesn’t appear to be budging on his choice but the Martin’s aren’t giving up hope just yet.

‘I believe I’m gonna win. I’ve done nothing wrong,’ Mr Martin said.

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