Djokovic: Hold on there ScoMo. Djokovic has a diplomatic passport

Squire

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Djokovic made a mistake in not emigrating to the USA when he started to be successful in tennis because the USA would not stand for this nonsense from Australia. Moreover, Djokovic would have made a lot more money from endorsements in the USA than he has in Serbia. Serbia owes him for not changing countries when he became famous.

It is probably much more complicated for diplomatic passports to withdraw visas because then there is the prospect of retaliation by the country of the passport holder against Australian passport holders, including Australians with diplomatic passports.

This is why Djokovic has not been assaulted by a SWAT team, handcuffed, and frog-marched to the airport.

The issue is now being handled with diplomacy and evidently, Australia needs something from Djokovic and is negotiating with him tomorrow.

Could this visa cancellation be another sham that will allow Djokovic to compete in the AO and leave after he wins.

https://www.skynews.com.au/australi...r/news-story/6fecc5e19b386dfeee82e3967caa9cc0

The draw for the 2022 Australian Open has officially been delayed until further notice. The draw was due to begin at 3pm local time at a COVID restricted event on Thursday. It's not clear as to the reason why but Novak Djokovic would still be the number one seeded player in the world to be taking part in that draw.

A diplomatic passport awarded to Novak Djokovic 11 years ago may have been the key to the tennis champion avoiding deportation.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has brought the ongoing saga around Novak Djokovic’s vaccine exemption to an end, confirming the tennis star's visa would be cancelled.

But while deportation under the Migration Act would offer Djokovic little recourse to appeal, the forgotten diplomatic passport was thought might provide Djokovic with a saving grace.

The Serbian Embassy confirmed Djokovic held both a normal Serbian passport as well as a Diplomatic one awarded to him following Serbia’s successful 2011 Davis Cup championship, the Herald Sun reported.


Novak Djokovic’s visa status is still yet to be determined despite being named to play in round one of the Australian Open. There were bizarre scenes ahead of the draw for the Open when it was postponed without a warning ahead of a press conference…
A diplomatic passport is issued to Serbian citizen who holds the status of a diplomatic agent, a consular official, a member of international organizations, diplomatic couriers, and the highest-ranked government official, according to the Serbian government.

However, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has stated diplomatic or official passports “do not confer on the holder any special rights or privileges”.

“Individual countries may confer, at their discretion, certain rights and privileges to holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports.”

SkyNews.com.au has contacted the Serbian Embassy for comment.

While Djokovic still waits for Mr Hawke’s decision, he was officially drawn in the Australian Open after it was delayed by more than an hour on Thursday.

The draw was slated to go ahead at 3pm before being delayed until 4:15pm.

Without any update on Djokovic’s visa, the world No. 1 entered the draw as the top seed and was set to face fellow Serbian, world No. 78 Miomir Kecmanović.

Djokovic sought a medical exemption to enter Australia unvaccinated on the basis that he had already tested positive for COVID-19, but he had his visa cancelled upon touching down in Melbourne last week.

Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has slammed Novak Djokovic for a "clear violation" of his COVID-19 isolation requirements. The remarks come as the Serbian tennis champion released a statement admitting he knowingly attended a photoshoot and…
Djokovic’s visa cancellation was overturned in the Federal Circuit and Family Court on Monday which meant he was free to stay.

Despite Judge Anthony Kelly's decision, counsel representing the government said the Immigration Minister was considering using a personal power which could still see him deported.

Under the Migration Act 1958, the Immigration Minister only has to be satisfied that deporting Djokovic is “in the public interest”.
 

Squire

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Fuck me. What a shitshow from both parties.
ScoMo is the one throwing shit. The ScoMo ministry of propaganda spread the lies that Spain was investigating Djokovic's travel which was false.

As the ScoMo circus of lies progresses it gets dirtier.

If ScoMo didn't want Djokovic in Australia he should not have been issued a visa in the first instance.

Why is Immigration interviewing Djokovic today January 15 at 8:00 AM when the Australian Border Farce interrogated him for 7 hours on the morning of arrival? Why? To attempt to intimidate Djokovic of course including threats of 3 or 5 year ban from Australia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01...ister-cancels-novak-djokovic-tennis/100753884

Key dates in the Djokovic saga
  • On November 18, Djokovic is granted a temporary activity (subclass 408) visa. Temporary activity visas enable people to work in Australia on a short-term basis, and subclass 408 covers sporting activities.
  • On November 29, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt writes to Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley, saying players wishing to enter Australia quarantine-free must be fully vaccinated and cannot count a previous infection as a reason for exemption.
  • On December 16, Djokovic undertakes both PCR and rapid antigen COVID tests, according to a statement put out by the tennis star.
  • On December 17, Djokovic participates in events having not yet received a positive COVID test result.
  • On December 18, Djokovic takes part in a media interview despite having received a positive result on the PCR test.
  • On December 30, Djokovic receives a letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia stating he has been granted a "medical exemption from COVID vaccination" on the grounds that he had recently recovered from COVID-19.
  • On January 1, Djokovic receives an automated online confirmation via the Australian Travel Declaration website/app that he met the requirements for a "quarantine-free arrival into Australia where permitted by the jurisdiction of your arrival".
  • Just before midnight on January 5, Djokovic arrives in Melbourne on a flight from Dubai and is detained at the airport.
  • In the early hours of January 6, Djokovic is interviewed by Border Force officials before his visa is cancelled and he is transferred to a Melbourne immigration detention hotel.
  • Later that day, his lawyers file a challenge against the cancellation of his visa. An injunction is granted to allow Djokovic to remain in the country until January 10, the same day a hearing is scheduled in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • On January 10, the court finds Djokovic's visa was unreasonably cancelled and orders his release from detention. After his release, the tennis star publicly states his intention to stay in the country and compete at the Australian Open.
  • On January 13, the Australian Open draw takes place and a match between Djokovic and compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic is scheduled for the first round of the tournament.
  • On January 14, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke uses his ministerial powers to cancel Djokovic's visa on "health and good order grounds".
 
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