Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to once more cancel Djokovic’s visa, after a courtroom quashed an earlier revocation and launched him from immigration detention on Monday.
“As we speak I exercised my energy beneath part 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on well being and good order grounds, on the idea that it was within the public curiosity to take action,” Hawke stated in an announcement.
Djokovic, the defending champion, was included in Thursday’s draw as high seed and was because of face fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic for his opening match, in all probability on Monday or Tuesday.
The choice to once more cancel his visa over COVID-19 entry laws may arrange a second courtroom battle by the Serbian tennis star, after a courtroom quashed an earlier revocation and launched him from immigration detention on Monday.
Melbourne’s The Age newspaper cited a supply in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Celebration as saying the federal government was “strongly leaning” in the direction of revoking the visa once more.
Djokovic, a vaccine sceptic, fuelled widespread anger in Australia when he introduced final week he was heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open with a medical exemption to necessities for guests to be inoculated in opposition to COVID-19.