Chris Brown probably won't be able to tour in Australia

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Chris Brown Might Not Be Able To Tour In Australia


Chris Brown might travel the world on his tour, but it looks like he may have to skip over Australia.

That's because the country's immigration department has issued a "notice of intention to consider refusal" of a visa because of his domestic violence record.

The artist was charged with felony assault in 2009 after reportedly beating his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.
He was sentenced to five years probation, 180 days of community service and rehab.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Trey Songz and Chris Brown attend the Trey Songz event at Liberty Theater on February 21, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2015 - Chris Brown performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Between The Sheets Tour with Trey Songz. Brown's latest album, Fan of a Fan: The Album, a collaboration with rapper Tyga, hits stores on Tuesday. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2015 - Chris Brown performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Between The Sheets Tour with Trey Songz. Brown's latest album, Fan of a Fan: The Album, a collaboration with rapper Tyga, hits stores on Tuesday. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Chris Brown (R) and Karrueche Tran are seen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran, and Chris Brown attend the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Chris Brown attends the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Chris Brown arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Chris Brown attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Singer Rihanna (L) and rapper Chris Brown attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Rapper Chris Brown (L) and singer Rihanna attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singers Chris Brown (L) and August Alsina pose backstage at the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown attends the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Singer Chris Brown attends the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Singers Justin Bieber (L) and Chris Brown attend the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 9: R&B singer Chris Brown (L) appears in court for a probation violation hearing with his attorney Mark Geragos (R) in Los Angeles Court on May 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Chris Brown was sentenced to an additional year in jail, serving another 131 days after credit for days already served. (Photo by Paul Buck-Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Singer Chris Brown (R) and comedian Kevin Hart attend the 1st Annual Xmas Toy Drive hosted by Chris Brown and Brooklyn Projects on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Singer Chris Brown attends the 1st Annual Xmas Toy Drive hosted by himself and Brooklyn Projects on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Hip-hop singer/rapper August Alsina attends the Chris Brown Event during Howard University Homecoming 2013 at The Park at Fourteenth on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 25: Chris Brown performs at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday October 25, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during Calibash 2013 at Staples Center on September 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: R&B singer Chris Brown leaves the Criminal Court on November 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Karrueche Tran (L) and Chris Brown attends the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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In the past, Brown has been denied entry into the U.K., Canada and New Zealand because of his history with domestic violence. He had to cancel two Canadian shows in February and four in the UK in 2010.

The Australian Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, said, "People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and 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 that we expect in Australia.'"

Australian activists have stuck "I beat women" stickers on a few advertisements for Brown's tour in protest.

Domestic violence has become a growing issue Down Under and has caused 63 deaths in the country this year.

In the same press conference where Brown's visa was discussed, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a $100 million domestic and family violence package.

The prime minister told reporters, "We have to make it as though it was un-Australian to disrespect women."

In addition to tightening the borders, the government will work towards handing out 20,000 cell phones over three years to women trying to escape domestic violence. It will also use GPS tracking to monitor abusers and implement safety buttons for women who need to call for help.

Floyd Mayweather was denied entrance into the country earlier this year because of his domestic violence record. Brown has 28 days to appeal the notice.
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