Officials confirm Djokovic won’t be deported from Australia


Melbourne: According to the Sydney Morning Herald report, world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic will not be deported from Australia until his case is pending court proceedings or until the issue is transferred to another court. Is.

Djokovic’s visa was revoked on Friday by Australia’s Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Overseas Services and Multicultural Affairs Hawke.

“Today I exercised my power under section 133c(3) of the Migration Act to revoke a visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic on grounds of health and good order, on the grounds that it was in the public interest to do so,” The minister said in an official statement.

“This decision follows the orders of the Federal Circuit and the Family Court on January 10, 2022, setting aside a prior cancellation decision on grounds of procedural fairness. In making this decision, I have consulted the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border carefully considered the information provided to me by Force and Mr. Djokovic.”

“The Morrison Government is strongly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank the Home Department and the Australian Border Force officers who are serving Australia’s interests in an increasingly challenging operational environment. work every day for the service,” the statement added.

Djokovic’s visa on arrival was initially revoked after hours of questioning by Border Force officials. Then on Monday, Australia’s Federal Circuit and Family Court Judge Anthony Kelly revoked the visa cancellation of tennis player K Djokovic, who was detained for five days at an immigration hotel.

Notably, world number one men’s singles tennis player Djokovic on Wednesday admitted that he did a personal media interview and photoshoot in December despite knowing the fact that he was COVID-19 positive.

The AO 2022 draw was revealed on Thursday and Djokovic was placed in the opening round against compatriot Miomir Kekmanovic.

First published:January 14, 2022, 6:51 pm

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