Pistol And Depp Work Miracles For Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Posted on Tue 04/19/2016 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Background:

In May last year, during the filming in Australia of Depp’s movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, his partner, Amber heard brought her two small dogs with her in Depp’s private jet bringing him to Australia for the filming. The dogs were not declared on the entry documents, in an attempt to bypass Australia’s strict quarantine requirements. When it was  later found out that the dogs were here, the current Minister for Agriculture, and now the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce threatened to have the dogs put down for breaching these quarantine rules. Amber Heard left the Country with the dogs, taking them back to the U.S. with her. That was detailed in almost every media outlet in Australia, and went around the World at the time. One of those articles at the time is at this link, from The Gold Coast Bulletin, and this is from where the dogs were at that time, on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Yesterday, at the court proceedings in Southport, Amber Heard was put on a good behaviour bond and fined $1000. As part of the apology process, both Heard and Depp filmed a short video, indicating their fault in the matter. That video has also gone viral, and some people have likened the video to a ‘hostage’ type of video…..TonyfromOz.

Sarrah Le Marquand in praise of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce:

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce.

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce.

Watching the most overrated and overpaid actor in modern cinema (otherwise known as Johnny Depp) swagger into a Gold Coast court yesterday morning was enough to achieve the impossible — make Barnaby Joyce seem like a wise, measured and respected statesman…

With the brooding Depp and his fetchingly beautiful and much younger wife Amber Heard making for photogenic perfection, Joyce’s threat to have Depp’s two Yorkshire terriers put down last year caused quite the stir.

“If we start letting movie stars, even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice, to come into our nation then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody. It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States,” the Agriculture Minister thundered at the time…

Despite accusations that the power couple failed to acquire the proper certification for the two dogs, and that they “snuck them in” to the country on a private plane, many Australians were quick to condemn Joyce and rally behind Mr and Mrs Depp…

Fast forward to yesterday, however, and it would appear Joyce’s hard line stance has paid off…

There was no mistaking the invisible hand of the Agriculture Minister and his department in a video apology starring the couple that was played to the court after Heard pleaded guilty to one charge of falsifying a customs card regarding Pistol and Boo.

“Declare everything when you enter Australia,” Depp gravely warns his fellow travellers, showcasing his new-found immense respect and thorough knowledge of our country’s biosecurity laws.

Via Tim Blair, this terrific take from Natalie Tran on the shooting of Depp’s hostage video:

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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