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Chris Brown still hopeful of Australian tour

Chris Brown's team has assured fans in Australia they are working hard to make sure the singer's upcoming tour goes ahead.

The troubled star is currently battling to land a work visa for the trip Down Under in December (15).


Officials at the country's Immigration Department have issued Brown with a "notice of intention to consider refusal" due to his assault conviction for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.


He has 28 days to appeal and present a case as to why he should be granted a visa, and Brown's team has now reached out to Aussie fans and urged them not to give up hope.


A statement from Brown's team, obtained by Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, reads, "Contrary to media reports, Chris Brown's request to enter Australia on tour has not been denied. This request is currently being considered by the office of the Immigration Minister.


"We respect their right to review this request and have faith that a decision will be made with the full consideration of his continued personal growth, ongoing philanthropic endeavours and desire to performs for his fans."


Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says of the case, "Decisions on whether a visa will or will not be issued are made after that time frame and consideration of the material presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection."