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David Irving writes to Minister Philip Ruddock

October 24, 2001


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Key West, USA, October 24, 2001

Dear Mr Ruddock,

Thank you for your letter of October 4. With this you returned my letter of August 23 and visa application and blank cheque; you pointed out that -- notwithstanding that I had enclosed a blank cheque in favour of the Australian Ministry of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs -- the fees payable under the Migration Regulations had not been paid.

To comply with your request, I am therefore now fulfilling the legal requirements of the Migration Act 1958 as requested by your letter of October 4, by enclosing a WestPac bank draft in the sum of A$60 being the temporary visa application charge required. I am also enclosing again my letter of August 23 and the properly completed visa application form. As there are no Australian missions on or near this U.S. island, I trust you will allow me to mail the papers directly back to your ministry.

My letter to Senator Patterson was written before I received your letter.

Yours sincerely,

David Irving
e-mail: [email protected]


Minister for Immigration etc., etc.
• attn.: The Hon. Philip Ruddock MP •
Parliament House
Capitol Hill
ACT 2600 Australia


Related items on this website:

Legal and other documents relating to Mr Irving's earlier applications for a visa
ABC Radio broadcast on government's likely attitude, February 2000, excerpt | full text

Wait a cotton-pickin' minute. . .

. . . David Irving has never written a book or article about the "Holocaust", a subject which he -- like millions of others -- finds to be quite boring.

Write to the Minister : Philip Ruddock MP, Suite MF 40, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600. You will NOT assist Mr Irving if you use intemperate language. You can fax Mr Ruddock at (+61 2) 6273 4144

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