Dustin Martin’s ex-bike father is sent back to New Zealand after arriving in shock in Australia in an attempt to combat deportation by claiming he has Aboriginal heritage
- Dustin Martin’s father was deported from Australia for the second time
- Shane Martin was first started in 2016, with officials quoting his criminal record
- Originally from New Zealand, he now claims to have indigenous heritage
- Revelation comes after the court ruled that Aboriginals could not be deported
The ex-bike father of AFL superstar Dustin Martin was deported from Australia for the second time after trying to re-enter the country by claiming he has Aboriginal heritage.
Shane Martin was first sent in 2016 with officials quoting his criminal record, including drug trafficking and indictments.
He returned to his home country of New Zealand, where he had stayed until Sunday evening when he tried to slip back quietly with a lawyer in tow.
The 52-year-old is said to have 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. Allegedly Dustin often travels to New Zealand to visit him
Last week, the Australian government passed a law prohibiting the deportation of an Aboriginal.
The former motorcycle gang president rebels were sent back at the border.
Border Force officials sent him back to New Zealand on Monday morning during the first Qantas flight.
At no stage did he provide any evidence of his native heritage, officials said.
He joined the infamous rebel motorcycle gang, eventually ascending to club president, and had three children in Australia, including superstar Dustin
Martin is depicted with his three sons, including Dustin (left) who plays for Richmond
The High Court accepts biological descent, self-identification and whether or not a person has been accepted by an indigenous community in Australia as proof of indigenous status.
Martin Snr was born in New Zealand, but considered Australia to be home after he moved to New South Wales at the age of 20.
He joined the infamous rebel motorcycle gang, eventually ascending to club president, and had three children in Australia, including superstar Dustin.
In 2016, he was kicked out by the then Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and was forced to build a new life for himself in Auckland.
Dustin (photo) has developed the same love for tattoos as his father