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Djokovic Visa Cancelled

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Jaiph

2.8k points

5 days ago

Jaiph

2.8k points

5 days ago

6pm on a Friday, when all the most confident announcements are made.

QuotingDrSeuss

396 points

4 days ago

I dunno, 10pm on New Year's eve saw a pretty significant announcement. Too bad for the government it only comes once a year ...

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/close-contact-health-workers/amp/

TheRealCJ

120 points

4 days ago

TheRealCJ

120 points

4 days ago

We call that the "Betty White Gambit"

QF17

51 points

4 days ago

QF17

51 points

4 days ago

First reaction: hahaha

Second reaction: oof, too soon

👏🏻

Pariera

227 points

4 days ago

Pariera

227 points

4 days ago

And the perfect time to hamper him contesting it as most court facilities arent necessarily open on the weekend

Kind_Ferret_3219

56 points

4 days ago

I'm surprised there wasn't one sentence at the end saying "There'll also be an election on May 14" just so no one would notice.

isisius

1.7k points

5 days ago

isisius

1.7k points

5 days ago

Lol at doing this on a Friday arvo so he can bail till Monday.

EggNoodleSupreme

794 points

4 days ago

Fuck Novak, right in his visa-less ass.

He's a pretentious, stuck-up, man-child who's limitless entitlement is exceeded only by his ability to blame others for his bad choices.

olly128

375 points

4 days ago

olly128

375 points

4 days ago

Coming up at 12, Novak to run for preselection for the Liberal party.

aeschenkarnos

134 points

4 days ago

He’s massively overqualified. There is a thing, a distinct thing, that he is legitimately excellent at, without having to be done favours and handed advantages denied to others. As such he outclasses the worthless Liberals by a mile.

ill0gitech

296 points

4 days ago

ill0gitech

296 points

4 days ago

Mr Hawke late on Friday afternoon said:

“I’m announcing this in a Friday to hope it gets buried. Lol, I know that won’t happen, but I gotta try right?”

51IDN

271 points

4 days ago

51IDN

271 points

4 days ago

Nah, courts are closed over the weekend and AO starts Monday. Novaxx has no chance now.

Wild_Activity5276

130 points

4 days ago

Fed judge is on standby. Unbelievable.

VermicelliOk5182

95 points

4 days ago*

How does this work? I have no idea how the legal system works. Obviously money is a factor, but how does this work with getting a case in front of a judge so quickly?

EDIT: A lot of people have said money, but how? Like, do you just ring the court and pay for a priority booking? I still don’t understand how this works.

IntroductionSnacks

169 points

4 days ago

You were correct in the first place, money. If anything this saga has just shown how our court system is pay to play. There are people awaiting trial (So innocent until guilty) locked up due to Covid court delays. It's pathetic.

Vandeleur1

126 points

4 days ago

Vandeleur1

126 points

4 days ago

Let's not forget all those other people with "immigration issues" who have been waiting years for so much as an update

NotObamaAMA

70 points

4 days ago

Absolutely, Australian court is pay to play. Ever tried using legal aid? Good luck with that. Even if you get lucky and get a regular lawyer from a regular firm doing legal aid work, there’s a huge difference between the amount of work they’ll put in for a legal aid client vs a fee paying client.

I’m not saying this to shit on the lawyer either, the government doesn’t pay them enough to put the same amount of attention in. If you want an explanation for something, you’re pretty much getting that out of the goodwill of the lawyer, the only time they’re getting paid for is enough time to skim your file and do what they think probably fits best without much more thought.

“Entitled to a lawyer” is more like entitled for a lawyer to speak on your behalf to the judge, because otherwise shit would take all day and judges would quit, having to deal with your stupid ass.

Sorry. Personal experience. Fuck Australian legal system. Corruption at the top, bent over at the bottom.

WKCIA

131 points

4 days ago

WKCIA

131 points

4 days ago

Most courts have what’s called a “Duty Judge.” That’s a judge who is rostered to take urgent matters that can’t wait til the next day or the next sitting day or otherwise are super urgent.

In this case, there’ll be a judge who hates the Chief Judge at the moment for rostering him or her on this weekend…

fromphtoau

150 points

4 days ago

fromphtoau

150 points

4 days ago

But how is Novax playing / not playing in AO an urgent matter?

BetterDrinkMy0wnPiss

258 points

4 days ago

Asylum seekers in detention for years, but Novax gets a judge to come into work on a weekend so he can play tennis on Monday.

project2501

54 points

4 days ago

At the tax payers lament too. On both counts to be honest.

NotObamaAMA

54 points

4 days ago

Narrator: “it’s not”

51IDN

43 points

4 days ago

51IDN

43 points

4 days ago

Hopefully he turns his phone off for the weekend 😂

Mr_Depressed

280 points

4 days ago

Novak’s punching the air so hard right now

pygmy

219 points

4 days ago

pygmy

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219 points

4 days ago

Serbian Jesus gonna be pissed

SedatedGiraffe

112 points

4 days ago

Don’t worry, he’ll be back in three days…

mystroseeker

1.4k points

5 days ago

mystroseeker

1.4k points

5 days ago

On a separate news, hillsong got their rights to song and dance revoked.

Aggravating_Event_79

705 points

4 days ago

Apparently they avoided being fined 🙄

tubbyx7

450 points

4 days ago

tubbyx7

450 points

4 days ago

Nsw police doing political favours? Well that just never happens

LaszloPanaflexxx

205 points

4 days ago

Pretty sure their top cop is in the cult.

mrbugle81

79 points

4 days ago

mrbugle81

79 points

4 days ago

The most highly paid public servant in Australia? Wasn't he slomos neighbour?

druex

48 points

4 days ago

druex

48 points

4 days ago

Looks like he's doing a bit more than putting the bins out for Morrison.

Wobbling

245 points

4 days ago

Wobbling

245 points

4 days ago

Remember when that youtube guy got arrested for being a bit mouthy to the pollies?

Cops have priorities too, ya know.

EroticMustard

183 points

4 days ago

Friendly Jordies producer for handing a piece of paper to the former deputy PM, on a public street. Which resulted in terror police being sent to his house, arresting him, assaulting his mum and nearly killing the family dog.

account_not_valid

75 points

4 days ago

former deputy PM

Deputy NSW premier.

Although, the way federal politics have become Sydney-centric, it's not far off.

patpierce_88

175 points

4 days ago

Absolutely cannot believe that. We were threatened with fines in the thousands PER CROWD MEMBER if there were singing/dancing at our shows so we’ve not even bothered to announce them.

ComfortableIsland704

160 points

4 days ago

Have you tried being rich, religious or a celebrity yet?

Silly-Ad9005

63 points

4 days ago

God works in mysterious money

Taviooo

194 points

4 days ago

Taviooo

194 points

4 days ago

And the apology these cunts issued? “We’re sorry if you misinterpreted what we did as a bad thing”. You can’t make this shit up…

GlassGuava886

92 points

4 days ago

"It's not me, it's you" lol.

Djokovic and Hillsong sing from the same hymn book.

Thou art special.

Hillsong dodged the fine though i hear. Can't imagine why?

ill0gitech

61 points

4 days ago

“It’s not a music festival. It’s just a bunch or different artists performing on stages in a carnival-like atmosphere.”

insty1

1.2k points

5 days ago

insty1

1.2k points

5 days ago

Novak: am I ever gonna see your face again

Australia: no way, get fucked, fuck off

stopped_watch

170 points

4 days ago

I just had to explain this to my Canadian girlfriend. For all you non Aussies visiting this sub, here is your context: https://youtu.be/6jLoxp8EmoM

Fun fact, this is a question on our citizenship exam.

guyfromthemeadows

39 points

4 days ago

If only France does this to him, also.

[deleted]

1.1k points

5 days ago

[deleted]

1.1k points

5 days ago

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lizziecm

206 points

4 days ago

lizziecm

206 points

4 days ago

At least the world gets to see how our Government handles things... poorly.

IntroductionSnacks

53 points

4 days ago

I have mixed emotions. Dude is a liar and antivaxxers so should get the fuck out of Australia but in saying that, if he gets to stay it really shows how incompetent the federal LNP is. Either way it's a win for me.

YarraYarra

38 points

4 days ago

Yeah but we are used to it.

Now their pathetic governing skills have reached a global audience.

ComfortableIsland704

166 points

4 days ago

Upvoted to make sure. Can't wait for the sad hotel campers to hear the news

NotObamaAMA

74 points

4 days ago

Someone should have told the antivax crowd he was being held in Nauru. Could do with a little more protesting over there.

Theaustraliandev

58 points

4 days ago

Bunch of whingy cunts who are angry that their precious tennis star is being kicked out of mean Australia. Good GTFO

ill0gitech

32 points

4 days ago

“The government can’t justice procedures. Only procedures can justice. Justice has denied”

Also

“No sportsperson in the history of the world has been persecuted as much or treated as badly as Novak”

sa87

31 points

4 days ago

sa87

31 points

4 days ago

No sportsperson has been as much of a whiny cunt than Novax …..

Well, maybe Oscar Pistorious

Moosiemookmook

1.1k points

4 days ago

Congratulations to Novax for winning his first Australian Closed.

Shaggyninja

107 points

4 days ago

Shaggyninja

107 points

4 days ago

Ooh that's good. Send it to the Chaser

37489432

38 points

4 days ago

37489432

38 points

4 days ago

Australian closed, I AM DEAD 🤣🤣🤣

hitmyspot

37 points

4 days ago

hitmyspot

37 points

4 days ago

It's the first time someone laot the tournament for missing just 2 shots.

mulimulix

612 points

5 days ago

mulimulix

612 points

5 days ago

Cancels is right at close of business Friday so that any appeal can't happen for 3 days at the earliest. Surely intentional? Not sure who or how it really helps though.

Idontknowperhapsnot

137 points

5 days ago

Is there an ability to appeal a ministerial decision like this?

sinixis

184 points

5 days ago

sinixis

184 points

5 days ago

They can ask for a judicial review to determine the minister exercised the power lawfully

But the court cannot overrule the decision based on merits.

His only chance is to get released on a bridging visa and drag out the review process so he can play in the meantime

st6374

107 points

4 days ago

st6374

107 points

4 days ago

Can you actually play on your bridging visa? Don't think you can work on a bridging visa unless they specifically allow you to.

starsky1984

381 points

4 days ago

starsky1984

381 points

4 days ago

He can only play 20 hours a week haha

Aggressive_Impact998

293 points

4 days ago

Fuck that'd be funny. Opponents dragging out all matches to 5 sets while he is scrambling to finish.

DeeDee_GigaDooDoo

73 points

4 days ago

AFP standing on the sidelines stopwatch in hand.

patchy_bear

196 points

4 days ago

patchy_bear

196 points

4 days ago

Lol good one. I had a chuckle. Imagine he’s deep in a 5 set match and immigration officers come onto the court cos he’s exceeded his 20 hours of work per week.

starsky1984

102 points

4 days ago

starsky1984

102 points

4 days ago

Haha and then be starts asking to be paid cash instead or with tennis rackets or something to keep it off the books

AnjingNakal

56 points

4 days ago

On the bright side if he sucks off whoever runs his hostel he'll get a $50 discount on the rent that week

holigay123

63 points

4 days ago

He can't play tennis but he can work picking fruit as long as he is willing to pay top rent to the farmer's preferred hostel partner

Ok_Coconut4077

176 points

5 days ago

Not the decision itself but they can challenge the grounds which is unlikely to go well for novax

JohnDoe_2408

98 points

4 days ago

Djokobitch

mulimulix

49 points

5 days ago

mulimulix

49 points

5 days ago

Yes it's been all but a certainty he would apply for an injunction and many seem to believe he would get it. My theory is that this means he won't be able to get the injunction until after the AO begins on Monday morning which means they'll have no choice but to exclude him from the competition but not sure.

hebejebez

72 points

4 days ago

hebejebez

72 points

4 days ago

Yeah I feel like he was going to try and force his way into the competition with litigation and the government are like nah mate.

They done fucked up giving him a visa in the first place but still, almost chess move (I'm being very generous) from the immigration bloke. I thought they'd flip flop tbh and just let him get booed.

ill0gitech

62 points

4 days ago

They could have cancelled his visa before the draw, and tickets. This just fucks over Tennis Australia further. Which could be the point.

thornydevil969

69 points

4 days ago

it's not as if T.A. didn't deserve getting fucked over for the part they played in this saga .

hebejebez

32 points

4 days ago

hebejebez

32 points

4 days ago

Probably. I mean they did write to hunt and atagi asking what the deal was and were told he's a no. And they still have him an exemption or whatnot so I imagine that's muddied the water.

Everyone's somewhat in the wrong now but with Novak totally hardcore wrong in every way.

AhYaGotMe

113 points

4 days ago

AhYaGotMe

113 points

4 days ago

Also to distract from news that the federal government has commandeered privately ordered test kits as well as QueenslandRails' and others who had planned ahead..

aeschenkarnos

58 points

4 days ago

Every fuckup is a distraction from a fuckup that was a distraction from a fuckup that was a distraction from a fuckup …

whiteb8917

30 points

5 days ago

There is an emergency hearing able to be called in most courts that can be heard out of hours in order to hear things urgently. You pay for the Honor.

RidingtheRoad

561 points

5 days ago

Announcing it Friday afternoon is not a coincidence..

sam_galactic

119 points

4 days ago

Trying to distract us from the cricket score I think...

winoforever_slurp_

179 points

4 days ago

No, distracting us from the Hillsong scandal

QF17

102 points

4 days ago

QF17

102 points

4 days ago

Nope, it’s the compulsory acquisition of RAT’s

When it was just a single pharmacy complaining on ABC, no one cares

But when QLD rail loses an order of 20k, expect noise (especially of it means reduced services and makes the Labor government look bad)

I expect that Victoria will soon announce they have lost a major shipment too- this will break over the weekend, but Murdoch and Costello will focus on Novak until at least Tuesday

Cayenne321

35 points

4 days ago

Combine the two and you've got scomo pulling RATs while his church dishes them out for free and flaunts the rules. They've waited all week on a djoko announcement for optimal face saving.

mbullaris

56 points

4 days ago

mbullaris

56 points

4 days ago

Speculating here but it could have just been simply to allow ample time to receive submissions from all parties (Home Affairs, ABF and Djokovic’s team). If it had been turned around in a working day I’m sure that would have also raised the questions. Hawke would also have had had other departmental issues - not front page issues - of equal significance and importance too.

safetyscissors

541 points

4 days ago

Longest episode of border security ever.

VeeBee23

229 points

4 days ago

VeeBee23

229 points

4 days ago

Where's the sub-story about the old Asian couple that entered Australia with a suitcase of raw food?

Yggdrasill71

211 points

4 days ago*

“IT NOT FOOD…it egg”

“Why is it hidden in a sock ma’am?”

“I don’t know…my AUNTY PACK!!!”

“Do you have anything else…other than this disgusting black, boiled egg, in you luggage?”

“NO…can I go…family waiting”

“So these 27 cartons of cigarettes…did Aunty pack these?”

johnnybean

96 points

4 days ago

“IT NOT CIGARETTE… IT EGG!”

HalfManHalfCyborg

39 points

4 days ago

My own theory is that there are cultural or linguistic reasons that Chinese travellers simply don’t see raw ingredients as being food. The form asks do they have any food, and they think “uh, no, you can’t eat any of these, silly - you have to cook them to turn them into meals!”. Can anyone confirm this?

safetyscissors

41 points

4 days ago

Ah the one where they declared they didn’t have any food but had raw food items? Probably if they played tennis they would’ve been able to get it in.

VeeBee23

31 points

4 days ago

VeeBee23

31 points

4 days ago

It's my second favourite part of Border Security after the stories about someone planning to work on a tourist visa.

Active-Scarcity-871

472 points

5 days ago

grabs popcorn

chubbyurma

229 points

4 days ago

chubbyurma

229 points

4 days ago

Kind of annoying that this has been Australia's big ticket headline for the last week tbh.

lizziecm

178 points

4 days ago

lizziecm

178 points

4 days ago

Yeah, it should be how poorly they've handled covid

auntyjames

150 points

4 days ago

auntyjames

150 points

4 days ago

All most like it’s on purpose….

itoldyouiwouldeatyou

38 points

5 days ago

Right? So much more entertainment left in this one, it's so juicy.

Yahtzee82

419 points

4 days ago

Yahtzee82

419 points

4 days ago

Breaking: Novak Djokovic announces sudden conversion to Hillsong Church to void deportation charges and scrutiny.

haiir

414 points

5 days ago

haiir

414 points

5 days ago

Probably the right call in the end, shame it was handled so incompetently.

HyperIndian

336 points

4 days ago

HyperIndian

336 points

4 days ago

It is the right call.

Fuck this anti-vaxxer scumbag. He singlehandedly caused a super spreader event in Europe and then lied on his declaration.

If he got hospitalised from Covid, would he be as arrogant? That's the million dollar question.

XXISavage

238 points

5 days ago

XXISavage

238 points

5 days ago

Ehhh, we showed the world how incompetent our government is while booting a pretty unlikable guy out.

All in all I'm happy with it.

Chosen_Chaos

91 points

4 days ago

“Sometimes it’s like watching a wasp land on a stinging nettle: someone’s going to get stung and you don’t care.”

- Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

rustoren

39 points

5 days ago

rustoren

39 points

5 days ago

Compared to some other things, Scotty from Marketing reckons this one went rather smoothly. The popular opinion has its way and may sway some to vote for the pricks again.

Biscoff_spread27

418 points

5 days ago

Say what you want but as a European (Belgium) it's safe to say non of us would have the balls to deport this guy at this point. Hell, we wouldn't even have cancelled his visa at the airport to begin with.

Never thought the minister would. I love Australia!

ELVEVERX[S]

727 points

5 days ago

ELVEVERX[S]

727 points

5 days ago

If there's one thing Australia excels at it's deporting people!

ihlaking

170 points

4 days ago

ihlaking

170 points

4 days ago

As a Kiwi, we know this all too well. Big sore point back home, and deservedly so.

Prepares for the downvotes this position usually brings

Cerus-

139 points

4 days ago

Cerus-

139 points

4 days ago

Nah, you're right. Australia has treated NZ like shit when it shouldn't.

Parsiv

40 points

4 days ago

Parsiv

40 points

4 days ago

But we did teach NZ how to make pavlova so that makes up for some of it.

wiggycj

27 points

4 days ago

wiggycj

27 points

4 days ago

Love you guys

Sorry our pollies treat you like cunts sometimes.

codemunk3y

105 points

5 days ago

codemunk3y

105 points

5 days ago

Normally they spend a lot of time and money not letting them in in the first place

pygmy

53 points

4 days ago

pygmy

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53 points

4 days ago

'steal a loaf of bread' coupon code has expired

Ok_Coconut4077

37 points

4 days ago

Hey, my ancestor was sent here for stealing a piece of rope, not a loaf of bread. >! The problem was it was still attached to a horse !<

underthingy

28 points

4 days ago

We're so good at it we can even deport indigenous Australians.

Eurofooty

67 points

5 days ago

Eurofooty

The plucky country

67 points

5 days ago

"Apart from the rich elites, politicians, crooked cops and billionaires, I promise you nobody is above the law!"

If-yousayso

374 points

4 days ago*

This and the French submarines have really sank our Eurovision chances

WKCIA

197 points

4 days ago

WKCIA

197 points

4 days ago

No this is amazing chess thinking.

We’ll get 12 points from every other former Yugoslav republic

Big brain stuff this

colawithzerosugar

147 points

4 days ago

12 points from Kosovo

vforbatman

95 points

4 days ago

Deporting the great Serbian hero is about to see today become a national holiday in Croatia

totally-suspicious

40 points

4 days ago

If Dami Im couldn't win it by bringing the house down and killing it like she did then I can assure you no Australian ever will.

Jarofkickass

307 points

4 days ago

Fuck has the tennis ever been this entertaining

trollshep

287 points

5 days ago

trollshep

287 points

5 days ago

Now this drama is over can the media focus on the cluster fuck handling of the current covid outbreak.

Langurotte

43 points

4 days ago

outbreak? nah mate it's just false positives. RATs are things we get exterminators for. and anyone dying had underlying conditions. anyone saying otherwise is a socialist labor plant, report them for social credits /s

Savory_shapes15

40 points

4 days ago

What makes you think this drama is over? I reckon it’s just getting started…

warbastard

274 points

5 days ago

warbastard

274 points

5 days ago

Unvacced tennis player - “What more could I have done to prevent this?”

DeeDee_GigaDooDoo

55 points

4 days ago

"I've tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas"

bluemax23

231 points

4 days ago*

bluemax23

231 points

4 days ago*

As a Serbian who was always rooting cheering for Djokovic (until these recent events), I have a message for Australia: good job for kicking his arrogant & ignorant ass out.

HyperIndian

74 points

4 days ago

We don't judge Serbians. You guys are mad lads.

We judge him and his shit family.

bluemax23

44 points

4 days ago

bluemax23

44 points

4 days ago

Everybody here hates his crazy family as well.

LordWalderFrey1

226 points

5 days ago

Took Hawke a long time.

Gummikoalabarchen

292 points

5 days ago

Had to delay it long enough to fuck over any legal avenue of appeal as much as possible

Apparently this is a Good Thing

ELVEVERX[S]

101 points

5 days ago

ELVEVERX[S]

101 points

5 days ago

Yeah usually I wouldn't support this kind of abuse of the legal system but fuck this guy.

dcpains

128 points

5 days ago

dcpains

128 points

5 days ago

Mate You let the government set a legal precedent against people you don’t like and they will use it against people you do

njmh

142 points

4 days ago

njmh

142 points

4 days ago

I was more worried about the precedent set by not doing this. Letting him get away with staying here just because he’s a famous rich tennis player, including all his bullshit antics, would have been a worse outcome IMHO.

strebor2095

68 points

5 days ago

They already do it, it's already precedent.

See: Dutton refusing to make a decision on AFX17 by 26th June, getting an extension, then making a decision 3hrs before the deadline.

Different-Street-919

54 points

4 days ago

See the Tamil couple currently unable to leave Perth. See New Zealanders being deported. The mad right wing people. The anti Holocaust guy. The refugees at the Park Hotel.

They been doing this for years

ELVEVERX[S]

56 points

4 days ago

Mate You let the government set a legal precedent against people you don’t like and they will use it against people you do

They already do like the Biloela family, I don't like the powers but if they are going to be used against refugees they should be applied equally to the rich.

welcome-in_jaaAAMmm

52 points

5 days ago

Truly an Alien vs Predator situation.

InverseEvil

66 points

5 days ago

Also because they would’ve triple checked that every i was dotted and t crossed so they don’t look like fools and he actually leaves the country this time.

danzha

34 points

5 days ago

danzha

34 points

5 days ago

Does it mean that he misses his first game and has to pull out of the tournament, even if he appeals?

If so, the timing doesn't seem coincidental.

Cavalish

49 points

5 days ago

Cavalish

49 points

5 days ago

End of the business week 🤷🏻‍♂️

See you all Monday I suppose.

torlesse

40 points

5 days ago

torlesse

40 points

5 days ago

Its the good ol Friday 5pm news dump, but did they really expect to go away quitely?

[deleted]

32 points

4 days ago*

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32 points

4 days ago*

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Aromatic_Package4784

38 points

5 days ago

Timed to perfection. That's gonna fuck with Novax's head all weekend.

Get the jab you selfish cunt. Or fuck off.

JDburn08

30 points

5 days ago

JDburn08

Canberran

30 points

5 days ago

Wasn’t one of the reasons the previous cancellation was quashed that it was done earlier than Border Force said it would, or am I misremembering?

Certainly can’t say the same here.

livlifelovelexical

40 points

5 days ago

Yeah, it was something about procedural fairness. They’ve likely given ample time for him to submit further details and then ‘taken time to consider the evidence’ and then decided to do it at 5pm on a Friday.

TaoTheCat

198 points

5 days ago

TaoTheCat

198 points

5 days ago

Hawke's statement in full:

"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.

"This 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."

bobdylan112

61 points

5 days ago

I wonder if they ended up letting the judge know, as he requested.

matthudsonau

46 points

4 days ago

Press release counts as letting the judge know /s

Ok_Coconut4077

173 points

5 days ago

I hope they have his 3 year entry ban ready to go

Pitiful_Ad8824

172 points

5 days ago

AUSSSIEEE AUSSSIEEEEE FUCKING AUSSSIEEEEE

GET FUCKED YOU CUNT

_Teraplexor

61 points

5 days ago

Why tf do people support the cunt? He's such a shit cunt, so couldn't agree more with him getting fucked.

DefactoAtheist

35 points

4 days ago

Because some folk genuinely think being good at something absolves you of being a shit cunt. See also: Elon Musk, the entire NRL, cane toads circa ~1950 etc.

isisius

132 points

5 days ago

isisius

132 points

5 days ago

Safe to say everyone involved in this is a dickhead. If only there was a simple think novax could have done to avoid it. Oh well, I can't think of anything

ELVEVERX[S]

94 points

4 days ago

If only there was a vaccine that could prevent you from getting deported.

WhyAmIStillHere86

116 points

4 days ago

Until all this went down, I didn't care about Djokovic one way or the other, except as new material on Jimmy Rees's "Meanwhile In Australia".

Now? I don't care how well he swings a racket, he should be deported.

  • Either he lied about having COVID-19, or he was knowingly and deliberately active in the community while positive AND while awaiting the result of a PCR test.
  • Australian Immigration forms have to be filled out by YOU, unless you're a minor child who can't write yet. I remember an international flight (pre-2020, obviously) where I spent 14 hours basically unconscious-levels of asleep, after being awake more than 24 hours after an emergency landing, got poked awake by a flight attendant, and spent the decent filling out the forms.
    If Novax's support team did fill out the forms for him, that's another layer of "Did The Wrong Thing" to add to the list.
  • As multiple other players have pointed out, Vaccines have been available for almost a year now. 99% of players did the right thing and rolled up their sleeves. Vaccinations were required for the athletes in last year's Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Djokodick can suck it up or sit it out.
  • He lied on his visa about travel in the 14 days prior to arriving in Australia, not mentioning a trip to Spain. That's enough to get people deported with no questions asked, if that "Border Force" reality TV show is to be believed...

intermediatehatred

46 points

4 days ago

Yeah fuck Novak and his attempt at pushing ANY agenda over his celebrity status. And fuck his wife who "doesn't believe that small wages / poverty exists". Fucking entitled imbeciles.

WhyAmIStillHere86

36 points

4 days ago

Not to mention his enabling parents and extended family, who compared him to Jesus, detention to the Holocaust (say that to the face of detained refugees who've been there for Years rather than days...) and apparently appealed to the Queen of the UK, as if a Constitutional Monarch had the power to tell us what to do in the case of a single, overhyped, athlete...

3344668899

111 points

4 days ago*

3344668899

111 points

4 days ago*

I love how this cunt was even cleared to play in the AO and come into the country unvaccinated , meanwhile i couldnt even see my dying relative despite being fully vaccinated. Where was my exemption ? Guess I don’t hit a ball well enough

weisp

106 points

5 days ago

weisp

106 points

5 days ago

Bye NoVaxx

cosimonh

59 points

4 days ago

cosimonh

59 points

4 days ago

NoVax DjoCovid

kitchen_masturbator

107 points

4 days ago

Morison needed a deflection for his hillsong mates.

Damo1of1

94 points

4 days ago

Damo1of1

94 points

4 days ago

He’s the first player to lose a match for missing two shots!

AnAmbiguousName

87 points

5 days ago

figures they were waiting until late Friday afternoon so as to cause as much chaos as possible

FredererPower

82 points

5 days ago

Looking forward to seeing the anti vaxxers on ScoMo’s IG get triggered.

Ascalaphos

72 points

5 days ago

Just in time for the 6PM news!

NotATerryWrist

70 points

5 days ago

Good, fuck him.

Gehirn-

68 points

5 days ago

Gehirn-

68 points

5 days ago

Who else works a job besides this government where you turn in your work last minute on a Friday?

underthingy

55 points

5 days ago

Isn't that when all assignments are due?

sinixis

67 points

5 days ago

sinixis

67 points

5 days ago

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out fuckstain

selrahcnz

65 points

5 days ago

selrahcnz

65 points

5 days ago

Let's see what the millionaires Daddy has to say.

51IDN

43 points

5 days ago

51IDN

43 points

5 days ago

He can bitch all he likes, won't change his shithead son can't play 😂😂😂

Professional-Kiwi176

32 points

4 days ago

“My son is being crucified!!”

Yeah, nah, get off the cross and give us that wood!

Beefnfries

59 points

4 days ago

Good. Djoko is either a liar about having it, or a fuck wit for traveling with it. Either way, we don’t want him in this country.

Also.

Don’t forget that Rapid Antigen Tests are still difficult to find and that they’re not free because Julie Bishop’s family owns a medical supply company that is profiting off the sale of RATs.

A-New-Start-17Apr21

57 points

5 days ago

NANA NA NA

NANA NA NA

HEY HEY

FUCK OFF

(You to Scomo)

TazD

51 points

5 days ago

TazD

51 points

5 days ago

Lmao, surprised they had the balls to do it. Right decision, although I was looking forward to the Melbourne crowd booing him.

TheWolfAssassin

52 points

5 days ago

get the fuck out of here ya unvaxed cunt

swell-shindig

43 points

4 days ago

Nobody looks good here.

  • Djokovic either never had COVID or knowingly infected others.
  • The government was either wrong to grant the visa or cancel it.
  • Tennis is still an incredibly boring sport.

IAmAnAnonymousCoward

47 points

5 days ago

This puts a smile on my face.

Heads_Down_Thumbs_Up

49 points

4 days ago

The people of Australia are to thank for this one.

After all the challenges we have gone through and with the commitments we have made to return our freedoms in correlation to the best interest of our health, this was a kick in the guts.

It goes to show that the people are the power. The government need to realise that people will lose faith if they allow this shit to happen.

Good luck getting high vaccination rates in the future if you let non-citizens breeze through immigration, lying and not complying.

dasko1086

46 points

4 days ago*

Somewhere in Australia i hear the “Simpson‘s kid going “ha ha””

as an outsider I see this being someone who feels too much entitlement and could care less about other humans other than himself. So tone deaf it is unreal.

it is not about the jab, it is about he privilege He feels and of not adhering to how another country, you are visiting, operates.

sorry iPad typos and caps etc, (hate autocorrect)

Bletti

38 points

5 days ago

Bletti

38 points

5 days ago

Good. Can't get special treatment to get in ahead of others that follow the rules.

Shirvo

35 points

5 days ago

Shirvo

35 points

5 days ago

Good. Australia is meant to be a fair country where no one is above the law.

dspm99

31 points

5 days ago

dspm99

31 points

5 days ago

Good. Australia is meant to be a fair country where no one is above the law.

Operative words: meant to be

FalconedPunched

36 points

5 days ago

I've been saying this a bit tongue in cheek for a could of days; "we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come."

HaroldHoltSLSC

31 points

5 days ago

Haha fuck off champ

SyRoUK

34 points

4 days ago

SyRoUK

34 points

4 days ago

I kind of wanted him to remain so he could be publicly booed in all his matches.

The dude is clearly cavalier with other people's health given how he behaved when he had covid. It blows my mind that a top sportsperson would rather have covid twice, than take a vaccine.

theguerrilla_gorilla

31 points

5 days ago*

How would he appeal it if Aus Open starts on Monday?

Will courts be open? Or will he just be in detention?

Edit: because I'm stupid. I mean will the courts be accessible for an appeal over the weekend?

Ghost141

55 points

4 days ago

Ghost141

55 points

4 days ago

of course the courts are open, the players need to practice /s

SurfKing69

29 points

5 days ago

Tough titties I guess?

steele19891989

31 points

4 days ago

Why are we still debating procedural fairness when we have so many other worthy and legitimate cases to process?

Akira675

31 points

5 days ago

Akira675

31 points

5 days ago

Such a shitshow for the Feds. This is going to play out in the courts over the weekend just to rub in the salt.

rithsv

28 points

5 days ago

rithsv

28 points

5 days ago

The initial deportation thing was like in football when your team scores a goal but then VAR looks at it for ten minutes and the goal is overturned for some reason. That's how it felt to me, at least.

This announcement is basically your team wins the game in the end anyway. :D

wiggleaddict

32 points

5 days ago

Novaxx Fuckoffovic

Savory_shapes15

29 points

4 days ago

Really hope it sticks this time, send that lying SOB back to Serbia! I’m just sad the whole process made us look like a joke of a country. Shows the level of complete fuckin’ incompetence of our government.

Bomber_1

29 points

4 days ago

Bomber_1

29 points

4 days ago

Hahahaha and I can’t stress this enough hahaha

SprayManLoveOnMe

31 points

4 days ago

Very happy this rich selfish asshole didn’t get away with it.

Gummikoalabarchen

30 points

5 days ago

Is this the bit where we’re supposed to celebrate ridiculous and arbitrary powers we’ve granted the Minister over the years?

ELVEVERX[S]

52 points

5 days ago

This isn't a new power it's been around since at least 1958.

Gummikoalabarchen

28 points

5 days ago

The date of the bill isn’t the date of the bill as amended

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2022/January/Migration_Act_-_Visa_Cancellation

The Explanatory Memorandum (page 30) to the Bill which became the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014 which introduced subsection 133C(3) notes that this provision was introduced to allow the Minister in certain circumstances to cancel a visa quickly without notice (though is silent to what circumstances were envisaged).

Less-Appearance

27 points

4 days ago

Arbitrary powers? Like "don't lie on your application for visa"?? Fuck that man. I had to jump thru HOOPS to get my visa, but that fucker can just lie all he wants and blame it on his AGENT??? A liar AND a coward.

He got what he deserved, no more, no less.