September, 2018 from The Australian:
Senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke personally lobbied the government in support of a business visa for an Islamic extremist and hate preacher who advocated the execution of homosexuals and subjugation of women, but was later denied entry to Australia. Mr Burke, the former immigration minister, made personal representations on behalf of Mohammed Rateb Abdalah Ali al-Nabulsi, whom Australian intelligence officials had declared a hate preacher and whose views on women in particular, would be ‘abhorrent’ to most Australians.
Burke wrote to the Australian embassy in Amman, Jordan, on July 21 last year claiming to be acting on behalf of ‘The Voice of Islam’ radio station, which had invited Mr Nabulsi, a Syrian, to Australia as a guest speaker at a charity event and to do talkback radio shows.
Nabulsi was granted visas in 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2013 but was red-flagged in 2017 by Australian intelligence officials
Source: The Australian
Video: Syrian ‘Scholar’ Muhammad Rateb Al Nabulsi in Support of the Death Penalty for Homosexuality: