Novak Djokovic out of Australia: visa revoked again

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The Australian government revoked Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time. The Ministry of Immigration has formalized the decision. “I have exercised my power under section 133C (3) of the Migration Act to cancel Mr. Novak Djokovic’s visa for health and good order reasons, on the grounds that this was in the public interest. This decision followed the orders of the Federal Circuit and of the Family Court of January 10, 2022, which reformed a previous decision of annulment for reasons of procedural fairness “, said the minister Alex Hawke in a note.

The text also reads: «In making this decision, I have carefully considered the information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and the Mr. Djokovic. The Morrison government is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic ”.

Djokovic risks a three-year ban. The Serbian champion has a new appeal ready like the one he presented when he was canceled the first visa he received from the state of Victoria to play the Australian Open. Just yesterday he was included in the draw of the tournament of which he is the defending champion. The player’s lawyers would like a hearing by Sunday. Nole is expected to leave the hotel where she is preparing for the tournament and return to a government-run center.

The hashtag is already in trend on social media #DjokovicOut. The Australian Prime Minister also spoke Scott Morrison: «Dealing with this pandemic has been very difficult for all Australians but we have managed to stick together, saving lives and sources of livelihood. United, we have managed to maintain one of the lowest death rates, one of the strongest economies and one of the highest vaccine rates in the world. Australians have sacrificed so much during this pandemic, and they expect the results of these sacrifices to be protected. This is what the Minister imposed today with this provision. Our border protection policies have kept Australia safe, both before and after Covid».


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