Guess what you could be watching on your next long haul flight? You got it, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s doggate apology.
On Monday, a Gold Coast court was played the video apology in which the Hollywood glamour couple apologised over the "doggate" scandal -- when the pair last year brought the dogs into the country without the proper permit, an incident that led to Joyce threatening to have the animals put down last year.
In the video the couple urge people to respect Australia’s biosecurity laws, with Depp warning that "when you disrespect Australian laws they will tell you firmly".
“Declare everything when you enter Australia,” Depp says in the video.
Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan placed Heard on a good behaviour bond and a slap on the wrist with a $1000 fine. The actress won't have a conviction recorded.
After comparing the star's pets Pistol and Boo to the Cane Toad and the Prickly Pear, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce hailed their owners' video apology as worthy of Qantas in-flight entertainment.
Joyce told media on Monday afternoon he wants the video to be as "widely viewed as we can possibly get it".
"Because as widely viewed it is, the more we have people who might be unaware of our bio-security laws, when they come to this nation they'll say we're red hot by our bio-security."
It’s been a big day for Joyce, who is has just returned to Canberra after Turnbull’s recall of Parliament, but after Question Time the Deputy Prime Minister still had time for questions about the terriers.
“We’ve had terrible outcomes with the introduction of certain pests, whether it was prickly pear whether it was rabbits, whether it was cane toads and it might sound humorous to some but for me, for us in this nation, they weren’t," Joyce said.
"They were disastrous outcomes and what this does amongst a whole range of things is it reinforces a nation which takes its biosecurity incredibly seriously.”
Good to see Amber Heard's IMDB has already been updated with her latest production. pic.twitter.com/mxWTsmfMGA— Will Ockenden (@will_ock) April 18, 2016
Earlier at the much-awaited court case, Heard pleaded guilty to falsifying border protection documents in relation to bringing the couple's dogs into the country.
Two charges of illegal importation have been dropped at the hearing where Heard was set to stand trial this week, News Corp Australia reports.
Johnny Depps wife Amber Heard has pleaded guilty to falsifying document, has charges of illegal importation dropped #deppsdogs ( JohannaMari— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) April 17, 2016
Depp and Heard this morning stepped out of a black luxury car at the Southport Magistrates Court just before 9am Monday morning, battling their way through a large media scrum to the entrance of the court complex.
Supporters of the couple shouted "Go Johnny we love you" as the star couple were mobbed by reporters, photographers and TV crews.
Heard, 29, had been expected to fight the two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws for allegedly bringing the couple's dogs Pistol and Boo into the country on a private jet in May 2015.
Depp had been slated as one of 12 witness called by Commonwealth prosecutors to give evidence.
The couple reportedly arrived on the Gold Coast on Sunday on a Gulfstream V private jet ahead of the court case, which was set down for this week.
The large media and police contingent waited outside the court from early Monday for the arrival of the Hollywood pair.
Heard has previously said she was “looking forward” to clearing her name and has said she respected “Australia’s laws”.Suggest a correction