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Novak Djokovic prepares vaccine exemption proceedings in Australia

The world’s number one fight for tennis to overturn the shocking cancellation of his visa and subsequent detention at the infamous Melbourne immigration facility culminates in a publicly announced online hearing.

Eight days before the start of the Australian Open on January 17, if there is a delay, the 34-year-old hopes to win the 10th crown in Melbourne and the record 21st Grand Slam title will be shattered. There is a possibility. (AFP)

Tennis leader Novak Djokovic stayed in Melbourne and prepared a legitimate gun for the fight to defend the Australian Open title.

Djokovic’s fight to cancel the shock of the visa and subsequently overturn detention at the infamous Melbourne immigration facility culminates in an online hearing widely announced in federal court on Monday.

A Serbian star skeptical of the vaccine was waiting for a confrontation trapped in the former Park Hotel, a five-story facility that accommodates about 32 immigrants trapped in Australia’s hard-line immigration system.

Only the staff can enter and leave.

On Sunday morning, a handful of protesters gathered on the outside street, where hundreds of fans, demonstrators against vaccination, and immigrant rights activists gathered in the mood of a party the day before.

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Eight days before the start of the Australian Open on January 17, if there is a delay, the 34-year-old hopes to win the 10th crown in Melbourne and the record 21st Grand Slam title will be shattered. There is a possibility.

Judge Anthony Kelly said in an order released on Sunday that he would proceed with the proceedings on schedule at 10 am on Monday (2300 GMT on Sunday) and reject the government’s request to postpone it until Wednesday. ..

Djokovic’s lawyer submitted a 35-page document on Saturday, arguing that his visa was accidentally canceled and needs to be revived so he can compete freely.

The team claimed that Djokovic’s positive PCR test on December 16, 2021 meant that he met the vaccine exemption criteria under the guidance of Australia’s own immune advisory body.

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No tax exemption for foreigners

Tennis Australia granted an exemption from playing in tournaments after his application was approved by two independent medical committees, his lawyer said.

However, the Australian Government claims that recent coronavirus infections count only as a resident tax exemption, not as a tax exemption for foreigners attempting to enter the country.

Foreigners are still largely banned from traveling to Australia, and those who are admitted to the country must be fully vaccinated or medically exempt.

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Prime Minister Anna Brunavic said this weekend that Serbia was completely behind the players and had a “constructive talk” with Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

“We were able to get him gluten-free food, exercise equipment and laptops,” she told Serbian pink television.

Victoria (Melbourne is the capital) reported 44,155 cases on Sunday as many of Australia have tightened their restrictions to fight the wave of infections caused by variants of the Omicron virus.

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Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended Djokovic’s visa revocation, saying “rules are rules.”

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