A full bench of Federal Court has ruled that ASIO must tell deported peace activist Scott Parkin why they gave him an adverse security assessment. In 2005, the Australian Government cancelled Parkin’s visa and escorted him back to the USA. Now he can find out why…and potentially challenge in court what appeared at the time to be a politically-motivated decision.
Remember the American peace activist who got ASIO’s, the AFP’s and Immigration’s knickers in a knot, until they arrested him for viciously drinking a cup of coffee in Melbourne? The authorities still haven’t admitted any error – see his story as told for a student group.
What this documentary created for City College of San Francisco class about the deportation from Australia of American peace activist Scott Parkin.