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Cancellation of Novak Djokovic’s visa ‘irrational’, his lawyers tell court – Melbourne News

Australia cancelled Djokovic’s visa for a second time, in a row over his proper to stay within the nation unvaccinated.

“Today I exercised my power… 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,” Immigration Minister Alex Hawke mentioned in a press release.

His assertion added that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s authorities “is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

At an emergency late-night time court listening to, Judge Anthony Kelly dominated that Djokovic can’t be deported whereas the enchantment proceedings are taking place. An enchantment listening to is predicted on Sunday, a BBC report mentioned.

The choose additionally mentioned the federal government may detain Djokovic after he meets immigration officers in Melbourne on Saturday morning. However, he will probably be allowed to go to his lawyers’ workplaces to organize his case forward of Sunday’s listening to.

Citing a authorities doc with extra particulars on why it has been revoked, Djokovic’s lawyer, Nicholas Wood, mentioned it was not as a result of he’s a hazard to the general public, however as a result of “he will excite anti-vax sentiment”.

“The minister only considers the potential for exciting anti-vax sentiment in the event that he’s present,” Wood mentioned.

“The minister gives no consideration whatsoever to what effect that may have on anti-vax sentiment and indeed on public order. That seems patently irrational,” he added.

As of now, Djokovic stays free on Friday night time however would successfully return to immigration detention when he meets with Australian Border Force officers at 0800 hrs on Saturday. He would spend the morning at his lawyers’ workplaces beneath Border Force guard and return to lodge detention Saturday afternoon.

Deportation from Australia can result in a 3-12 months ban from the nation, though that could be waived, relying on the circumstances.

On Thursday, the Serbian was included within the draw and was scheduled to begin his Australian Open marketing campaign in opposition to world No. 78, compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.

The Australian Open begins on January 17.

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