Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the conclusion of court proceedings against actress Amber Heard.
Heard was charged with violating biosecurity laws after bringing two Yorkshire terriers into the country by private jet last year while her husband Johnny Depp was shooting a film.
She was given one month good behaviour bond and no conviction, though she and Depp shot 42 second video expressing regret at the situation.
“I appreciate Ms Heard’s willingness to take responsibility for her actions last year and her acknowledgement that she broke our national biosecurity laws,” Joyce said.
“These legal proceedings reinforce the clear message I sent internationally last year that we will not tolerate disregard for our biosecurity laws, no matter who you are.”
Joyce used Facebook to share the widely mocked apology clip, which some in the media compared to a hostage video. Continue reading A tale of two terriers comes to an end