Novak Djokovic faces another night in Australia detention before court hearing
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday (Jan 15) night in Australian immigration detention before he seeks a court ruling to stop his deportation, so the world\u0027s tennis number one can chase a record 21st major title at the Australian Open. Court documents released after an initial hearing in the
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday (Jan 15) night in Australian immigration detention before he seeks a court ruling to stop his deportation, so the world's tennis number one can chase a record 21st major title at the Australian Open.Court documents released after an initial hearing in the Federal Court on Saturday showed Immigration Minister Alex Hawke decided to cancel the Serbian superstar's visa because his presence could foster opposition to COVID-19 vaccination in the country.Read more: CNA »
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Australian court sets hearing of Novak Djokovic's visa caseSYDNEY: An Australian court set the hearing over Novak Djokovic\u0027s visa cancellation case on Sunday (Jan 16) at 9.30am local time as the world number 1 tennis player fights to overturn the decision by the Australian government to remove him from the country. Justice David O\u0027Callaghan said on Satur Depot the Serb before he continues to infect Australia! This is exhausting Time to go home! Enough of drama already. When you violate the country’s immigration law and still get to stay and play, that will set off a president for all future violations that Australia have to unnecessarily deal with!
Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa againMELBOURNE: The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic\u0027s visa for a second time on Friday (Jan 14), saying the world tennis number 1, who is unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. The decision raises the prospect of a second court battle by the Serbian tennis star to Again bad news for the fans Bravo......right is right....wrong is wrong.....I hope this tennis player can understand what he did.....🤔 Shocking decision.Australia are the laughing stock of the world.Going against their own court of law.Ireland is highest vax country in Europe and highest case rate.Sweden low vax and low cases,and more side effects this past year than entire vaccines combined in history
Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa againMELBOURNE: The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic\u0027s visa for a second time on Friday (Jan 14), saying the world tennis number 1, who is unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. The decision raises the prospect of a second court battle by the Serbian tennis star to This will cause a stir world wide
Novak Djokovic's Australian Open bid in doubt again after government cancels visa for second timeNovak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, once again, after immigration minister Alex Hawke cancelled his visa.
What more could Novak Djokovic have done? Get vaccinated, isolate and get the facts rightAustralia has again cancelled the world No 1’s visa. His fate was sealed when he conceded an error in his paperwork and acknowledged attending an interview after a positive Covid test
LinkedIn MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday (Jan 15) night in Australian immigration detention before he seeks a court ruling to stop his deportation, so the world's tennis number one can chase a record 21st major title at the Australian Open.Serbia , where many perceive the way he has been treated in the ongoing visa saga as an affront.LinkedIn SYDNEY: An Australian court set the hearing over Novak Djokovic's visa cancellation case on Sunday (Jan 16) at 9.LinkedIn MELBOURNE: The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time on Friday (Jan 14), saying the world tennis number 1, who is unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community.
Court documents released after an initial hearing in the Federal Court on Saturday showed Immigration Minister Alex Hawke decided to cancel the Serbian superstar's visa because his presence could foster opposition to COVID-19 vaccination in the country. It will be a second stint in detention for Djokovic, who spent his first four nights in Australia in hotel detention before a judge freed him on Monday after finding a decision to cancel his visa on arrival had been unreasonable. Yet the unvaccinated Serb could still face deportation, and border officials are investigating whether he made a false travel claim before flying to Australia. "Although I . Djokovic was due to hand himself in to immigration officers for detention on Saturday and required to surrender to officials in Melbourne for an interview, according to a court order issued on Friday night.. The drama over his transgressions has already become a geopolitical matter, with the prime ministers of Australia and Serbia in talks about the tennis pro.. He said he had"carefully considered" information from Djokovic, the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force.
accept that Mr Djokovic poses a negligible individual risk of transmitting COVID-19 to other persons, I nonetheless consider that his presence may be a risk to the health of the Australian community," Hawke said in a letter to Djokovic and his legal team. Just hours later, as reports emerged that Mr Djokovic had made public appearances in Belgrade after testing positive for Covid, she urged the player to explain a “grey area” about when he received his results. This explanation in Djokovic's affidavit is more detailed than the brief statement Hawke released on Friday, which said his decision was based on"health and good order grounds". Justice David O'Callaghan set a hearing on Djokovic's appeal for 9. “I’m pretty sure it’s political,” Bosnian Serb lawmaker Snjezana Novakovic Bursac told The Independent during an interview in her east Sarajevo office.30am on Sunday, with the question of whether it would be held before a single judge or a full court still to be determined. Djokovic's lawyers said on Friday they would argue deportation would only further fan anti-vaccine sentiment and would be as much a threat to disorder and public health as letting him stay and exempting him from Australia's requirement that all visitors be vaccinated. I think there was some attempt to stop him from being the best in tennis. Australia has endured some of the world's longest lockdowns, has a 90 per cent vaccination rate among adults, and has seen a runaway Omicron outbreak bring nearly a million cases in the last two weeks.
A court order on Friday night had required the 34-year-old to surrender to immigration officials for an interview on Saturday morning, before he would be taken to his lawyers' officers for the preliminary hearing. After leaving his lawyers, he is to be taken into immigration detention. He’s Serbian, and a Serbian man. Border Force and the immigration minister's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether Djokovic had attended the interview. The government has said it would not deport Djokovic until his appeal has been heard. Story continues Last week, dozens of Serbians could be seen protesting outside the hotel in Melbourne where Mr Djokovic was detained, while hundreds of his supporters demonstrated against his treatment in Belgrade and other strongholds of Serbian ethnic identity. Djokovic wants to be able defend his title at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday. An online poll by the News Corp media group found that 83 per cent favoured the government trying to deport the tennis star.
PLAYERS TIRE OF SAGA The controversy has overshadowed the traditional build-up to the Grand Slam event, and players were tiring of the saga. “If they do [deport Djokovic], the Australian government will show the whole world that they are the bad guys,” Serbian-American journalist Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer told a far-right UK news outlet. "It feels like it's taking away from us competitors who just want to start. We're just eager to go out and compete," Australian number one Alex de Minaur told reporters at Melbourne Park, where the tournament is held. "It’s not the vaccine that’s the problem,” one fan tweeted. Djokovic's medical exemption from vaccine requirements to play the Open prompted enormous anger in Australia, which has undergone some of the world's toughest COVID-19 lockdowns and where more than 90 per cent of adults are vaccinated, but hospitalisation rates continue to hit record highs. With global scientists and policymakers focused on vaccinating as many people as possible to end the pandemic, the refusal of Djokovic to get the jab has fuelled the anti-vaccination movement, especially in his native Serbia and surrounding countries.” Another fan on social media claimed Mr Djokovic’s plight was “just because the greatest comes from a small country in the Balkans.
The controversy over the tennis player has become a political touchstone for Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he prepares for an election due by May. His government has won support at home for its tough stance on border security during the pandemic, but it has faced criticism for its handling of Djokovic's visa application. His strife in Australia comes at a time of surging Serbian nationalism throughout the region. Djokovic, scheduled to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovi in the first round of the Open, is hunting a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title. But instead of hitting Rod Laver Arena on Monday, he could be deported on a flight out of Melbourne. Serbs are enraged and have threatened military action over the potential ascent into Nato and the European Union of neighbouring Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia 14 years ago. He has the option of withdrawing and leaving Australia of his own accord.
If he withdrew prior to the first day of play, Andrey Rublev would take his spot in the first round. “Novak Djokovic is an appetising target for both British and American mainstream media, given that racism towards Serbs is inherently entrenched in Western media outlets,” he wrote on Twitter. .