The hearing is over, the court is deliberating

The hearing is over, the court is deliberating

Novak Djokovic He only has a few hours to wait to see if he can hit the ball in
Open an Australian house. The final legal battle between the world number one tennis player and the Australian government, which intends to expel him from the country, was held on Sunday before the Australian Federal Court in Melbourne.

The three court judges listened to the arguments of the player’s representatives and government representatives for several hours, before retiring to deliberate. A decision is expected later today.

Djoku plays a big role

Djokovic was allowed to leave the detention center where he was placed on Saturday, and followed the hearing online from his lawyers’ offices. A ‘final’ could have long-term repercussions for the 34-year-old’s career. On the eve of his first racket at the Australian Open, where Nol hopes to take 21st place Big bangs Record, the provisional hearing must decide whether the player should be immediately sent home and suspended from Australian soil for a period of three years, or, conversely, he can play in the tournament.

Immigration Minister Alex Hook confirmed in his findings to the court on Saturday that Djokovic’s presence in the country “is likely to pose a health risk”. He says this encourages “anti-vaccination sentiment” and could deter Australians from getting booster doses, while the Variant Omicron It spreads quickly throughout the country. The minister added that the hero’s presence in Australia could “lead to an escalation of civil unrest”. Although he described the risk of Djokovic himself infecting Australians as being “minimal”, the minister considered his previous “ignorance” of health rules to set a bad example.

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Expel “irrational”, “irrational” and “unreasonable”

Sunday in court, Djoko’s lawyers described their client’s arrest and possible expulsion as “unreasonable”, “irrational” and “unreasonable”. Attorney Nick Wood said the government “doesn’t know what Mr Djokovic’s views are at the moment,” saying his client has not publicly supported the anti-vaccination movement.

Government attorney Stephen Lloyd responded that the hero had not been vaccinated nearly two years after the pandemic began and that he had repeatedly ignored health rules, including non-compliance.

The decision of the three Federal Court judges will be virtually impossible for both the Australian government and Djokovic to challenge. This is the second time that the Serb is subject to deportation procedures.

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