Following an "urgent review" of his visa by Department of Immigration authorities, Shiite cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar pre-empted any decision and left the country overnight.

Sekaleshfar was quoted in a 2013 talk at the University of Michigan as saying the death penalty was appropriate for homosexuals in certain cases. Malcolm Turnbull said there was no place in Australia for people who “preached hate”, and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton welcomed Sekaleshar’s decision to leave on Sky this morning -- but there is no indication that Sekaleshfar had any problems with his visa before the Orlando massacre.