Australia's Federal Circuit Court has quashed the government's decision to cancel Novak Djokovic's visa. The court has ordered for Djokovic to be released from immigration detention immediately.
However, the federal government's counsel said that ministerial powers could be invoked to cancel Djokovic's visa. The ball seems to be in immigration minister Alex Hawke's court, who can now personally intervene and decide to cancel his visa anyway on entirely new grounds.
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- 10 Jan 2022 2:54 PM GMT
We really are curious and we smell that things are fishy here but for now, this press conference is adjourned by Djokovic's brother.
- 10 Jan 2022 1:44 PM GMT
The Djokovic family, in the ongoing press conference, made it known that Novak will not be joining the video conference as he is practicing on the court.
The family has nothing against Australia but does believe that their son was tortured during the last few days and had 'human rights taken away'.
- 10 Jan 2022 1:19 PM GMT
Djordje Djokovic, in the ongoing press conference just mentioned: "Novak is free. A few minutes ago, he trained on a tennis court. He came to Australia to play tennis, to try and win another Australian Open."
- 10 Jan 2022 12:54 PM GMT
Rafael Nadal, also a 20-time Grand Slam champion has spoken up again and called the ongoing issue to be a 'circus'.
- 10 Jan 2022 12:23 PM GMT
After so much of drama and a victory in court (temporarily), Novak Djokovic will be giving his first press conference along with his family present in it.
- 10 Jan 2022 11:34 AM GMT
"Novak Djokovic has taken a stand in support of protesters in Serbia who are raising opposition to an upcoming government project involving an Australian mining company. Major roads and highways have been blocked across Serbia since Saturday as anger swells over a plan to allow a mining company to extract lithium in the country."
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- 10 Jan 2022 10:35 AM GMT
The Immigration Minister may not have used the four-hour window but he still has the power to re-cancel the visa and deport Novak Djokovic but for tonight, we are guessing, he'd just like to sleep on it and Novak Djokovic can be a free man.
Phew. Tomorrow is another day.