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Maybe,he is spending his time,deciding how he can send the Sri Lankan family home to Biloela, where they belong.
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kfchugo wrote:
11 Jan 2022, 11:58
It is interesting to note that a female tennis player Renata Veracova was in EXACTLY the same situation as Djokovic - allowed into Australia on a medical exemption (had recently been infected with Covid). After Djokovic's case hit the news, she was detained and her Visa cancelled. She has since been kicked out of the country and cannot return for three years. It begs the question "why has Djokovic been treated so differently when the cases are so remarkably similar"?
If the decision is to allow NoVax to stay then Renata Veracova should be immediately flown back into the country and take her place in the tournament.
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Agreed. There's talk that she may be planning to sue the government now.

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It looks like he's about to go now that his visa's cancelled.

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the arrogant Bastard will just appeal again! :flaming_mad :hitting_wall

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Hawke has played this carefully. He's consulted Djokovic's lawyers and got evidence from overseas before making his decision. I doubt Djokovic has any grounds for an appeal.

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There is talk now that he may be permitted to stay and play tennis but not allowed freedom to party.

What bulls**t. Deport the bastard and let us enjoy the tennis.
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I really dont understand all the hoo ha here..... the rules were simple and well publicised - to compete in the AO, players needed to be double vaccinated. Having recently been infected with covid was NOT grounds for medical exemption. All the public outcry from his fans and the Serbian government is just supporters DEMANDING that Djokovic be allowed to circumvent the rules. He has lied on immigration forms, ignored isolation rules in his own country and Spain and seems intent on playing in Australia, no matter what.
He should be deported and not allowed to return for three years. This saga is damaging the reputations of all parties involved, is casting a shadow over the Australian Open and is disrupting the preparations and morale of other competitors that did the right thing and complied with the rules.

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This whole episode is just a big political circus,which has blown up,big time,in Morrison's face. The federal government is the only authority able to issue visas to enter the country. The fact that Tennis Australia issued a medical exemption was only related to the tournament,and the rules as they applied at the time. Djokovic got on the plane with a valid visa,which,because of federal government involvement,became invalid before he reached his destination. What is not political about that?
I don't like Djokovic as a person,or as a player,but from the time he was allowed onto that plane he should have been allowed to play. He will have to withstand the reactions of the crowds,which may be a bigger hurdle,for him,than most of his on-court opponents.
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I think Tennis Australia has to bear a lot of the blame. They wanted him to play, a big draw card for attendances.
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True, but they don't issue visas.

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Key dates in the Djokovic saga
On November 18, Djokovic is granted a temporary activity (subclass 408) visa. Temporary activity visas enable people to work in Australia on a short-term basis, and subclass 408 covers sporting activities.

On November 29, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt writes to Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley, saying players wishing to enter Australia quarantine-free must be fully vaccinated and cannot count a previous infection as a reason for exemption.

On December 16, Djokovic undertakes both PCR and rapid antigen COVID tests, according to a statement put out by the tennis star.

On December 17, Djokovic participates in events having not yet received a positive COVID test result.

On December 18, Djokovic takes part in a media interview despite having received a positive result on the PCR test.

On December 30, Djokovic receives a letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia stating he has been granted a "medical exemption from COVID vaccination" on the grounds that he had recently recovered from COVID-19.

On January 1, Djokovic receives an automated online confirmation via the Australian Travel Declaration website/app that he met the requirements for a "quarantine-free arrival into Australia where permitted by the jurisdiction of your arrival".

Just before midnight on January 5, Djokovic arrives in Melbourne on a flight from Dubai and is detained at the airport.

In the early hours of January 6, Djokovic is interviewed by Border Force officials before his visa is cancelled and he is transferred to a Melbourne immigration detention hotel.

Later that day, his lawyers file a challenge against the cancellation of his visa. An injunction is granted to allow Djokovic to remain in the country until January 10, the same day a hearing is scheduled in the Federal Circuit Court.

On January 10, the court finds Djokovic's visa was unreasonably cancelled and orders his release from detention. After his release, the tennis star publicly states his intention to stay in the country and compete at the Australian Open.

On January 13, the Australian Open draw takes place and a match between Djokovic and compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic is scheduled for the first round of the tournament.

On January 14, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke uses his ministerial powers to cancel Djokovic's visa on "health and good order grounds".
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-15/ ... /100758494

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I wonder if the court will get to see this: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/novak-dj ... 5b587220db

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A friend calls him. Novax Jockitch

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The right result in my opinion. He flouted the rules and he paid the price.

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