As of this morning Djokovic has been detained.
Tennis Australia has short term memory loss.
Tennis Australia saying “its not up to me, or the pM ,or any other politician to determine whether or not he can play”
Surely they remember the Asylum seekers during the Abbott stop the boats era who said Drs should be the ones who decide if someone can come into the country. That did not end well with the electorate even though it became law for a while.
10stars for @antycbr who pointed out that he had to be sponsored on a working visa. And the someone in the state govt probably supported his visa. Did Chairman Dan knock it on the head after seeing the immense public pushback? - all this just as Djokovic was en-route.
TA probably got told through official channels away from the public gaze that Djokovic was not going to be granted a visa. Then they thought a press conference, telling everyone the Govt has no right to refuse entry cos a panel of Drs said he can come in, and get Djokovic to just arrive would put public pressure on the Govt to give him a visa. Well it just blew up in their faces.
I actually don’t think there should be a problem if someone is not vaccinated and wants to enter the country.
But it’s the way TA went about the whole thing and trying to strongarm the Federal Govt and Minister who has the final say that just does not gel with the community.
Those in power don’t realise that Australians don’t care about the rich and famous. They just want the same rules for everyone.
Is this more entertainment than the tennis or what!!…
He's challenging it this morning in Court.He’s gone.
Djokovic will mount a legal challenge to the last-minute rejection of his visa, after spending eight hours in detention at Melbourne Airport pleading his case to border officials overnight.www.smh.com.au