Djokovic has had his visa revoked twice before immigration officials before the Australian Open because he was not vaccinated Covid-19and immigration minister Alex Hawke again denied his request on Friday.
The 34-year-old Serb is accused of providing false information on his visa statement, claiming he had not traveled for 14 days before arriving in Australia.
Djokovic’s lawyers have appealed the decision and his case will be heard before Judge O’Callaghan at the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday at 9.30am AEDT.
“Today, I used my power under section 133C (3) of the Migration Act to revoke Mr Novak Djokovic’s visa for health and good reasons, on the grounds that it was in the public interest,” he said. Mr. Hawke. in a statement earlier Friday.
“In making this decision, I carefully considered the information provided to me by the Ministry of the Interior, the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Mr. Đoković. The Morrison government is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, especially in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The AEDT held a 15-minute procedural hearing on Saturday morning, confirming Djokovic’s transfer to detention by immigration authorities.
Judge O’Callaghan ruled that the immigration minister must file and serve any amended application by Saturday by noon, and Djokovic must file a written application by the same time.
Djokovic’s lawyers demanded that the appeal hearing be held before a full court of three judges, while the Australian government requested a hearing before only one judge in order to maintain appeals in the case.
Immigration officials interviewed Djokovic at his lawyer’s office on Saturday morning, but allowed him to spend Friday night in his own accommodation in Melbourne, despite having his visa revoked. Australian.
He is expected to spend Saturday night in pre-immigration custody as his case awaits trial, CNN reports.
If Djokovic loses the lawsuit, he could be expelled from Australia.
Djokovic is tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 20 matches, and the one who wins the next one demands a record in men’s tennis.
Meanwhile, Serbian health officials insisted that Djokovic received the results of his positive PCR test on December 15th via email, despite claims he received them only a day later.
In a statement on January 12, Djokovic said he had not achieved results until he played tennis, although it was revealed where he met the children.
Judge David O’Callaghan told the tennis star’s lawyers that an appeals hearing will be held on Sunday at 9.30am, the day before the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne.