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Djokovic in Australian Open draw as visa saga continues

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By JOHN PYE and ROD McGUIRK

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I liked Djoko, but he lost my support on this case. Not about his vaccination status but all the doubts surrounding his declarations and vaccine certificate.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

He will have his visa cancelled today.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Pack your bags, Djokovic. You are going home in disgrace!

7 ( +11 / -4 )

He will have his visa cancelled today.

Good. A study in selfishness.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

He won't make to the French open either - Macron has made his displeasure very clear with non-vaccinated people.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

No wrong The joker will be defending his tittle. Nothing ,nothing the Immigration Minster can do but cancel his this visa. Good but it won’t effect the Joker until after the open. As the minute they cancel his visa The Judge will place a injunction on the order. The injunction will run out 3 day after the open. Then the hearing will be heard. But not until after the open had finished. It is irrelevant what has happened the hearing will not be heard until after the open. So those hoping and willing the cancelation of his visa will probably get their wish but it that wish involves the Joker not defending his tittle. bad luck. Won’t happen. Rules are rules.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

He is unable to provide a credible medical certificate for his lack of vaccination. I'm surprised the judge granted him entry the other day. The law is, no vaccination, no entry into Australia. Suck it up bottercup! You're out!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

When in doubt . . . Deport!

Jokovich has lied, he's been dishonest, he's endangered others when he knew he tested positive. What more do you need to consider?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

The fact that he's still in Australia and in the draw for the Open suggests that the government's case for deporting him is weak and could face another court challenge. If Hawke had a strong case, Djokovic would already be in another country.

The whole thing is a farce in my opinion. Djokovic poses no danger to anyone except the egos of politicians and bureaucrats struggling to control a fear narrative that is slowly crumbling in the face of food supply test kit shortages and a virus wave that the vaunted vaccines are not stopping.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Djokovic poses no danger to anyone...

I agree, its not like he attends public event with children knowing he's covid positive...

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Cringe. The French Minster of Sport has put forward rules regarding entry of un vaccinated elite sport persons which the government approved so to by pass laws for ordinary travelers. That make me cringe. Not the Morrison government who has since the USA open to avoid the un vaccinated joker entry. Make me say stupid. For a government that shown that they don’t even understand the own rules and laws, who also think lying to the French government is better than telling the truth have no one to blame but their ineptitude selves.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Aussiewood - where all the Hollywood 'talent' and their 1,000s of film-making staff have flown frequently in and out of; seems to have managed to stay under the critics' radar, despite by-passing and avoiding the restrictions and quarantine that the general public must comply with.

Worldwide, there seems to be two sets of Rules, one for the talent and celebrities, sportspersons, diplomats and other so-called elites, and the second for Joe Public.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Expect a decision today just after the closing of business so no court case can be today and he has to wait till next week to appeal. They want him to stew in the immigration detainee hotel again. Makes the government look tougher that way.

This is the simple reason the minister has been delaying the decision.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Ship him back to his country! What a disgrace to the world and the pandemic!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Nole you are winner.

Dont understand hate in comments above.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

1 million cases in Australia and they are worried about this because he is unvaxxed???

What complete bunk! Just shows how draconian the ruleas are in Aust! Iff he has has CIVID he has better immunity the the vaccinated!

Personally I am not a huge fan but this is just an absolute joke!

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Follow the rules. He's good at tennis but whether he plays or not will change nothing, it's totally unimportant.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Iff he has has CIVID he has better immunity the the vaccinated!

Yeah right, his immunity is so good he keeps catching Covid. Not to mention appearing in public around many people while he was under health orders to isolate.

Djokovic is a liar and a grub. Kick him out!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Fighto!Today  11:37 am JST

Iff he has has CIVID he has better immunity the the vaccinated!

Yeah right, his immunity is so good he keeps catching Covid. Not to mention appearing in public around many people while he was under health orders to isolate.

you mean like the 10 week valid vaccines???....

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

anon: so kick out the 15 plus non vaccinated child aged between 12 and 5 traveling all over Australia for the pass 60 days with the English Cricket Team ? Laws state non vaccinated children between 12and 5 ages of non residents Australian are not allow entry. Do you want them place into detentions also. Well rules are rules. If none of those pushing to deport Djokovic don’t rely about these children illegal entry your comment are just pure bias and hate speech.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Soon enough there will be regret about the previous demonization of people who caught COVID.

now that “good people” who got triple vaxxed are getting it too, it’s not anyone’s fault now.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

demonization of people who caught COVID.

Shrill hyperbole, an attempt to portray anti-vaxxers as victims, which they are not.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Just announced on the evening news in Australia: His visa has been cancelled and he is on his way back to Serbia.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

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