Novak Djokovic news LIVE: Djokovic to be detained tomorrow, lawyers slam visa decision

Novak Djokovic news LIVE: Djokovic to be detained tomorrow, lawyers slam visa decision

I note the Minister for Immigration’s decision in relation to Mr Novak Djokovic’s visa.

I understand that following careful consideration, action has been taken by the Minister to cancel Mr Djokovic’s visa held on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has backed the decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa.

In a public statement, Morrison said: “This pandemic has been incredibly difficult for every Australian but we have stuck together and saved lives and livelihoods.

“Together we have achieved one of the lowest death rates, strongest economies and highest vaccination rates, in the world.

“Australians have made many sacrifices during this pandemic, and they rightly expect the result of those sacrifices to be protected.

“This is what the Minister is doing in taking this action today.

“Our strong border protection policies have kept Australians safe, prior to COVID and now during the pandemic.

“Due to the expected ongoing legal proceedings, I will be not be providing any further comment.”

Published at Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:53:00 +0000