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Djokovic fights visa cancellation on grounds decision was ‘irrational’

Djokovic was detained for several days after arriving in Australia more than a week ago, and was released last Monday when the same court quashed his visa cancellation on the grounds the Australian Border Force had treated him unfairly.

When he first arrived, immigration officials cancelled his visa on the grounds he did not have enough evidence to back up a medical exemption from Australia’s Covid-19 vaccination requirement for incoming travellers.

However, the immigration minister’s decision on Friday to cancel his visa again was based on a completely different reason, Djokovic’s lawyers said.

“The underlying new rationale is not a direct risk to others. It’s that Mr Djokovic being in Australia, in Melbourne in particular, by being here will excite anti-vax sentiment — radically different approach,” Wood told the court.

In contrast to the Australian Border Force last week, Wood said, the minister had found Djokovic complied with the law, posed only a negligible risk to others with natural immunity from recent infection, had a medical reason for not being vaccinated and was a man of good standing.

Wood said the jurisdictional error which should lead to the cancellation being revoked “might be explained as irrationality”.

The government has agreed not to deport Djokovic at least until the case has concluded, Judge Anthony Kelly said.

Kelly, who quashed the first visa cancellation, has agreed to transfer the case to the Federal Court.



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