How the tennis star’s visa saga divided Australia and Serbia

How the tennis star's visa saga divided Australia and Serbia

“It’s a political game. Unfortunately, the Australian Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration are no different from the ministers in the Balkans, they are the same kind of people, people who harass everything, including the law. “I really thought ‘balkanization’ was a term for the Balkan people – balkanization means to quarrel over everything … Read more

Underfire Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley refuses to step down over Djokovic visa saga | Australian Open 2022

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley has said he will not step down over Novak Djokovic’s visa saga and dismissed suggestions his governing body had paid for the legal fees of the expelled world No.1. It comes as TA faces increasing scrutiny from players worried that the Australian Open’s voluntary Covid-19 testing protocol is putting … Read more

Federal Court of Australia says decision to revoke visa was ‘lawful’

The Federal Court of Australia has decided to uphold the annulment of by Novak Djokovic visa for the second time because Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to deport him was ruled legal. The reasons for judgment, released this afternoon, said the court is not “reviewing the merits or wisdom” of the decision, nor is it … Read more

Federal Court releases reasons for Novak Djokovic’s visa decision

Federal Court releases reasons for Novak Djokovic's visa decision

The Federal Court has revealed the reasons why it rejected tennis star Novak Djokovic’s challenge to the federal government’s decision to cancel his visa. In a unanimous decision, Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan said Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa was neither irrational nor illogical . … Read more

Deportation of Novak Djokovic: why the court upheld the cancellation of the tennis star’s visa

Deportation of Novak Djokovic: why the court upheld the cancellation of the tennis star's visa

The Chief Justice who heard Novak Djokovic’s latest legal appeal has revealed exactly why tennis star Novak Djokovic was deported. Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop has revealed why judges upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa. The three judges of the full Federal Court unanimously ordered the world number one … Read more

Tennis Australia board should be held accountable for Novak Djokovic visa saga, says John Newcombe

Tennis Australia board should be held accountable for Novak Djokovic visa saga, says John Newcombe

Loading Healy, after completing his chairmanship of the TA, was cleared of wrongdoing in 2019 by the Federal Court after the Australian Securities and Investments Commission brought charges against him and the former member of the board Harold Mitchell regarding a 2013 broadcast deal for the rights to the Australian Open. Newcombe, one of the … Read more

Serbian tennis players come to the defense of Novak Djokovic after his expulsion from Australia

A Serbian male tennis player stretches for a forehand at the 2021 Australian Open.

Serbian tennis players have passionately expressed their support for Novak Djokovic as his expulsion from Australia has been described as ‘terribly wrong’. Key points: Djokovic was expelled from Australia on Sunday night Dusan Lajovic says Djokovic shouldn’t have been forced to leave the country Laslo Djere says Australia can be seen in a different light … Read more

John McEnroe’s diatribe; the visa saga; vaccination exemption, news, video, updates

John McEnroe's diatribe;  the visa saga;  vaccination exemption, news, video, updates

Tennis legend John McEnroe delivered a bizarre pro-Novak Djokovic rant in which he called the visa saga a ‘joke’ and suggested reporters had fabricated confirmed reports that the world No. newspaper interview while knowingly infected with Covid-19. Djokovic was kicked out of Australia on Sunday after losing a high-stakes legal battle over his coronavirus vaccination … Read more

Australian court hearing result, live stream link, australian open 2022, visa revoked, anti vax icon

Australian court hearing result, live stream link, australian open 2022, visa revoked, anti vax icon

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic was awaiting the verdict on his latest appeal against deportation from Australia on Sunday over his stance on vaccination, with the judges’ decision expected within hours. After four hours of fiery legal back-and-forth over the Serbian ace’s anti-vaccine stance and his alleged risk to public order in Australia, the emergency online … Read more

Federal Court hearing begins in Australia after visa canceled for second time

tennis champion Novak Djokovic The odds of playing at the Australian Open are on a knife edge this morning with the Federal Court hearing underway. The world number one left the Park Hotel in Melbourne around 8.30am today, where he was staying in immigration detention after the Federal Government canceled his visa for the second … Read more