MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, January 14, 2022
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time on Friday. Alex Hawke, the Australian Minister for Immigration, has cancelled the Serbian’s visa “on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.”
Hawke said: “Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.
“The decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on 10 January 2022, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds.
“In making this decision, I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and Mr Djokovic.
“The Morrison Government is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I thank the officers of the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force who work every day to serve Australia’s interests in increasingly challenging operational environments.”
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) January 14, 2022