Novak Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing visa appeal

Novak Djokovic’s will not be playing at the Australian Open after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order on Sunday, according to an ITV report.

After a tense few hours, three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds, bringing the saga that has gripped the world’s attention closer to an end.

The decision likely means that Djokovic, who is not vaccinated against Covid-19, will remain in detention in Melbourne until he is deported.

A deportation order usually also includes a three-year ban on returning to Australia.


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  1. Magway ca
    January 18, 2022

    Meanwhile the vaccinated are going round spreading the virus. Cause they believe they immune and never get tested . But me an unvaccinated person. Who tests regularly and know for a fact that I am negative cannot go out and enjoy myself . But I doh worry let all them vaccinated spread it among themselves. When all of them gone. I’ll buy the cheap land in the place and big up myself

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    • lmckoy
      January 19, 2022

      If the vaccinated are spreading it among themselves, as you say, how come the vast majority of the individuals who are ending up in hospitals are unvaccinated?

  2. Oh Well
    January 16, 2022

    Looks like the Judge (not Line Judge) ruled “Out” in this case.

  3. Channel 1
    January 16, 2022

    ….Meanwhile, the vaccinated tennis players, who just as well can still catch covid & spread it to each other, match officials, Australian citizens etc and experience varying ranges of symptoms from covid infection(just as unvaccinated persons) are allowed to remain in Australia to play in the tournament.

    These sort of absurdities further lends credence to the notion that these vaccine mandates have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with GENUINE health science.

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  4. Maintaining
    January 16, 2022

    He should very well be deported after failing to comply with the country’s Covid related entry requirements. He and his counsel foolishly rolled the dice and lost after challenging the mandate. Instead of a possible sweet victory on the tennis court, the Joker has been dealt a bitter but avoidable defeat in the court of law. Hopefully he learns his lesson before the start of the French Open.

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  5. Martin
    January 16, 2022

    Not really Dominica news, unless I’m missing something … Wonder why you’d publish this.

    ADMIN: As you may have guessed there is a Dominica connection. Hopefully, we will have that out soon.

    • Poli Sci
      January 17, 2022

      Let that be a lesson to Dominicans that don’t want to get vaccinated. You can’t leave Dominica if you’re not vaccinated, your choice of course.

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