Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke stated that he has used discretionary powers to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa once more, thus placing the Serb’s participation within the Australian Open below a cloud of doubt. Djokovic was included the Australian Open draw on Thursday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Immigration Minister stated that the choice was taken in “public interest”Djokovic was included within the Australian Open draw on ThursdayA court docket quashed an earlier revocation and launched Djokovic from immigration detentionThe Australian authorities cancelled males’s tennis World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, thus placing his participation within the 2022 Australian Open below doubt.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to once more cancel Djokovic’s visa, after a court docket quashed an earlier revocation and launched 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 stated in a press release.Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison had stated on Thursday that the federal government’s place on Djokovic has not modified. His feedback had come after the draw for the Australian Open was delayed with none rationalization.Novak is a superb tennis participant & one of many all time greats. No doubt. But he’s lied on entry types, been out in public when he knew he had covid & is now going through authorized circumstances. He’s entitled to not be jabbed however Oz is entitled to throw him out ! Agree ? #shambles— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 13, 2022
Djokovic was included within the draw, which finally happened after Morrison’s briefing, drawing unseeded fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic for his opening spherical match.Djokovic, a vaccine sceptic, fuelled widespread anger in Australia final week when he introduced he was heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open with a medical exemption to necessities for guests to be inoculated towards COVID-19.When Djokovic arrived, Australian Border Force officers determined his exemption was invalid and he was held alongside asylum-seekers at an immigration detention lodge for a number of days.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.