Novak Djokovic’s Visa Canceled ahead of Australian Open, Faces Deportation
Australian Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke has used his ministerial powers to personally cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa, after the world number one men’s tennis player won a court case earlier this week against the cancellation of his entry visa.
Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled a second time on health and public interest grounds
The Serbian star has been asked to attend an interview tomorrow with immigration officials
It is understood his legal team is considering the decision as well as his options
Mr Hawke said he had cancelled the visa this time on “health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so”.
“In making this decision I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and Mr Djokovic,” he said.
“The Morrison government is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.”