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The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis No. 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community.

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The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis No. 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. NovakDjokovic AusOpen

The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis No. 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community.

Image: ReutersWorld number one Novak Djokovic in action during a match against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the ATP Cup at the Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia, January 12, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoThe Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis No. 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to again cancel Djokovic’s visa, after a court quashed an earlier revocation and released him from immigration detention on Monday.“Today, I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Hawke said in a statement.

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Do the right thing & stop acting holier than thou!He's acting big in foreign country & undermines its authority. He just wants to out-do Nadal & Federer. An unhealthy competition. They didn't play because of medical conditions. Stop using Australians safe their infrastructure!Go Australian government: 👇 👇 👇

sometimes i fail to understand the vaccine thing coz in a room of vaccinated people we may still infect each other can anyone help me hear if a person is not vaccinated he or she is qutomatically covid 19 positive ? i mean i feel like unvaccinated people are not talked about in a good manner Bravo 👏 👏 👏 👏

oh he's a well known tennis player so why cant he lead by an example thanx Austrlian Government 👌👌👏👏🤜🤛👍

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@SABCNews Image: Reuters World number one Novak Djokovic in action during a match against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the ATP Cup at the Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia, January 12, 2020.13 January 2022 - 09:25 Ian Ransom and Sonali Paul UPDATED 13 January 2022 - 12:13 Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic practises at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, on January 13 2022.1 day ago There is widespread anger over the saga among Australians, who have a 90% vaccination rate among adults after enduring some of the world's longest lockdowns aimed at curbing the pandemic.Competitions COURTS ","category_class":"child-of-news","time_ago":"40 mins ago","premium":false,"gallery":false,"excerpt":"Onthantile Sebati and her two co-accused face four counts of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and theft.

REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis No. 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. Immigration minister Alex Hawke is weighing exercising his discretionary power to revoke Djokovic’s visa over concern about the star’s medical exemption from Australia's Covid-19 vaccination requirements. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to again cancel Djokovic’s visa, after a court quashed an earlier revocation and released him from immigration detention on Monday. "It does seem that he's been telling a few fibs too. “Today, I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Hawke said in a statement. Organiser Tennis Australia had delayed the official draw for more than an hour, without saying why. Djokovic, a vaccine sceptic, fuelled widespread anger in Australia when he announced last week he was heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open with a medical exemption.citizen.

Australia has endured some of the world’s longest lockdowns, has a 90% vaccination rate among adults, and has seen a runaway Omicron outbreak bring nearly a million cases in the last two weeks. When Djokovic arrived, Australian Border Force officials decided his exemption was invalid and he was held alongside asylum seekers at an immigration detention hotel for several days. Tennis great Martina Navratilova told Australian television Djokovic should"suck it up" and return home. Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said on morning television on Friday that visa decisions were a matter for the country’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, but the policy settings of the government overall were “crystal clear”. “That is that people who enter Australia who are not Australian citizens should be double dose vaccinated unless they have a clear and valid medical exemption against that,” he said on Channel 9’s Today Show. Widespread anger Djokovic’s cause was not helped by what he called “a mistake” in his entry declaration, where the box stating he had not travelled abroad in the two weeks prior to leaving for Australia was ticked. An online poll by the News Corp media group found that 83% favoured the government trying to deport the tennis star." MORE:. Fans, however, including many Serbian Australians, gave him noisy support when he was detained, anti-vaxxers have hailed him as a hero, and his family have portrayed him as a champion for individual rights. Djokovic attributed the error to his agent and acknowledged he also should have rescheduled an interview and photo shoot for a French newspaper on December 18 while infected with Covid-19.co.

The Committee for Melbourne, which represents business and arts leaders, says the city’s reputation for hosting events has been damaged by the dispute. “The Djokovic visa and vaccination saga has reflected poorly on all those involved, which is a tragedy considering the excellence of our infrastructure and tournament planning,” Chief executive of the committee Martine Letts told The Age. But Djokovic may face hostility from the crowd when he walks out on court. This entry was posted on 14 Jan 2022,11:00AM at 11:00 AM and is filed under .