Controversial anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders has postponed his visit to Australia, on the same day the federal government announced it would not block his visa.

Mr Wilders was scheduled to make two public speeches in Melbourne and Sydney later this month at the invitation of the Q Society, a local group concerned about the "islamisation of Australia".

But shortly after Mr Bowen made his decision public, the Q Society said the visit had been postponed.

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