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Sport Case Novak Djokovic. Australia strongly reaffirms its entry policy on its territory

13:20  14 january  2022
13:20  14 january  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Novak Djokovic's last-ditch attempt to stay in Australia to begin

  Novak Djokovic's last-ditch attempt to stay in Australia to begin Lawyers for the world No.1 will argue the federal government had no grounds to cancel his visa for a second time.Lawyers for the world No.1 will argue the federal government had no grounds to cancel his visa for a second time in the Federal Court at 9.30am.

Novak Djokovic s’entraîne à Melbourne, en attendant une décision concernant sa participation ou non à l’Open d’Australie. © EPA / MAXPPP Novak Djokovic trains in Melbourne, pending a decision concerning its participation or not at the Australian Open.

via his finance minister, Simon Birmingham, Australia recalled that his policy of entry over his territory had not evolved, while we still do not know if Novak Djokovic will play the Grand Slam tournament in Oceania .

Australia will continue to apply " strictly " its line concerning the entry policy on its territory related to COVID-19, said on Friday a minister, when the number one world of tennis Novak Djokovic remains under the threat of an expulsion .

" This policy has not changed and we will continue to apply this strictly policy," said Minister of Finance, Simon Birmingham, on the ABC television channel, about the fact that Australia leaves. Its territory that persons to the Vaccine Anti-Covid Full Schedule or those with an acceptable medical exemption.

Novac Djokovic prepares to defend Australian Open legacy in Melbourne courtroom

  Novac Djokovic prepares to defend Australian Open legacy in Melbourne courtroom The eyes of the world will not descend not on Rod Laver Arena's Centre Court today but instead on the Federal Circuit and Family Court as Novak Djokovic fights to play in the Australian Open. The Serb, who has won the Australian Open a record nine times, was a strong favourite to add another title to his resume before having his visa cancelled upon arrival in Melbourne.Djokovic's campaign to solidify himself as the greatest to ever play the game has now been sidetracked by hotel detention, an impending court battle and the possibility he may never get the chance to win his 10th Australian Open.

arrived in non-vaccinated Australia but with a medical exemption due to a positive PCR test at CVIV-19 dated December 16, Djokovic at first saw its visa refused by the Australian authorities, before being finally released .

A decision that is expected

The 34-year-old Serb, holding the title of the Open of Australia and which has been integrated on Thursday to the Tournament Table, remains engaged in a legal iron arm with the Australian authorities and under The threat of expulsion.

Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that no decision has yet been made concerning a possible cancellation of the visa and expulsion of the player.

The position of the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke, who said he was thinking about a cancellation under his discretionary powers, " has not changed ," added Morrison during a conference of hurry. He recalled that the decision was in the hands of the minister, before refusing any other comment.

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Djoko had admitted Wednesday on Instagram of the " Errors ", for not respected the rules of isolation in Serbia after his contamination and having filled Incorrectly its entry form in Australia.

More tennis arrivals being investigated .
Border officials are investigating two other people linked to the Australian Open who may have entered the country without being vaccinated against COVID-19.Djokovic's visa was cancelled by the government on Thursday after he fell foul of entry requirements surrounding his COVID-19 vaccination status.

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