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Djokovic won’t be deported from Australia on Friday, confirm officials

Alex Hawke, the Australian Immigration Minister’s lawyer, has agreed not to deport Novak Djokovic, World number one singles tennis player from Australia.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the lawyers have agreed not to deport Djokovic while the court proceedings on his case are ongoing or until the matter is not transferred to another judge.

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Hawke, the Australian Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs, cancelled Djokovic’s visa on Friday.

Minister in a statement stated that he had exercised his power under section 133.3C(3) of the Migration Act and cancelled the visa Mr Novak Djokovic was holding on health and good orders grounds. This was on the basis it was in the public’s interest.

“This decision was taken in accordance with orders of the Federal Circuit and Family Court dated January 10, 2022, which annulled a previous cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds. I considered all information provided by the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force, as well as Mr Djokovic, before making this decision.

“The Morrison government is committed to protecting Australia’s borders in relation to the COVID-19 epidemic,” said Morrison. The statement thanked the Australian Border Force and Department of Home Affairs officers for their dedication to serving Australia’s interests in ever-changing operational environments.

After hours of questioning by Border Force officers, Djokovic’s visa was cancelled immediately upon his arrival. After five days in detention at an immigration hotel, Djokovic was finally released by Anthony Kelly of Australia’s Federal Circuit and Family Court.

On Wednesday, Djokovic, the world number one singles tennis player, admitted to having conducted a photoshoot and media interview in December despite being COVID-19 positive.

On Thursday, AO 2022 was drawn and Djokovic was paired against compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic during the first round.

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