Australia: Regime continues idiotic Djokovic visa antics

Source: ESPN

“Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-old Serbian player’s visa on public interest grounds three days before the Australian Open is to begin. Djokovic’s lawyers will appear in front of Judge Anthony Kelly in the Federal Circuit Court for a directions hearing on Friday where the judge will outline next steps in the player’s appeal case. … Djokovic’s exemption from a COVID-19 vaccination requirement to compete was approved by the Victoria state government and Tennis Australia, the tournament organizer. That apparently allowed him to receive a visa to travel. But the Australian Border Force rejected the exemption and canceled his visa upon arrival in Melbourne. Djokovic spent four nights in an immigration detention hotel before a judge on Monday overturned that decision.” (01/14/22)