The University of Sydney has released a statement justifying the decision to cancel the booking for the talk but reversing the initial decision. It reads:
In the course of a regular screening process, campus security was alerted to the fact that Mr Abunimah did not yet have a valid visa. As a result, the event was cancelled.
As Mr Abunimah now has a valid visa, the event can proceed as planned.
The University is an institution deeply committed to free speech and open debate, and we welcome all those on campus who wish to engage in public discourse.
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