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Federal court upholds Novak Djokovic’s deportation ahead of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open after the full federal court dismissed the world No 1’s bid to restore his visa. On Sunday the court rejected a challenge to the decision of Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, to cancel the visa on the basis Djokovic’s presence in Australia might […]

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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis players’ visa for the second time

Novak Djokovic is set to be detained on Saturday after Australia cancelled his visa for a second time, in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated. The decision on “health and good order” grounds means he faces deportation and a three-year visa ban. Djokovic’s lawyers called the decision “patently irrational” and […]

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Australia equals hottest day record after remote town reports temperature of 50.7°C

Australia equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7°C. The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, on Thursday matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia. Onslow and the surrounding areas could see records broken again with temperatures set to rise slightly on Friday. It comes after Western […]

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Novak Djokovic wins deportation case. Can Australia’s government re-detain him?

Novak Djokovic has been cleared to play in the Australian Open, after the Federal Court overturned the Australian Government’s decision to cancel the visa of the Serbian tennis star. This rekindles the defending champion’s chance to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open. The Federal Circuit Court judge Anthony Kelly […]

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Novak Djokovic’s lawyers say recent Covid-19 infection gives tennis star vaccine exemption

Tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after a Covid infection on 16 December, his lawyers say in court documents. Djokovic was denied entry to Australia after landing in Melbourne this week to play in the Australian Open. The world’s top ranked tennis player is currently in an immigration detention centre […]

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Novak Djokovic: Tennis star thanks fans as he awaits deportation decision

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has thanked people “around the world” for their support as he awaits a decision on his deportation from Australia. Djokovic landed this week to play in the Australian Open, having controversially been given an exemption to Australia’s vaccination rules. But he was dramatically denied entry on landing. Djokovic is currently in […]

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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels world number one tennis player’s visa

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne. The world number one was held in the city’s airport for several hours before border forces announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported. He has reportedly now been taken to a government detention […]

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Monstrous crab attacks golfers on Christmas Island, get off with some of their gear

A monstrous crab unexpectedly joined golfers for a round on Christmas Island and made off with some of their gear. Pictures show the huge crab clutching onto the ends of a man’s golf clubs after it appeared to have climbed up his golf bag. Christmas Island local Paul Buhner identified the thief as a coconut […]

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Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title after medical exemption for Covid-19 vaccination

World number one Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title later this month after receiving a medical exemption from having a Covid-19 vaccination. All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel. Serb Djokovic, 34, has not spoken publicly about his vaccination status. […]

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Australia: Test shortage, price-gouging angers citizens amid record Covid-19 infections

Australians have expressed anger at facing Covid test shortages and price-gouging as the nation battles its most widespread infections yet. Last month Australia lifted most of its strict domestic restrictions after reaching a 90% vaccination target. But the Omicron variant has fuelled a surge in cases now totalling over 25,000 a day. That’s put intense […]

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Chris Silverwood: England men’s head cricket coach tests positive for Covid-19

England men’s head coach Chris Silverwood has tested positive for Covid-19. Silverwood, who is fully vaccinated, had already been isolating in Melbourne since Thursday after a member of his family returned a positive test. The 46-year-old is asymptomatic and will stay in isolation until 8 January. He was already set to miss the fourth Ashes […]

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Australia: Old Parliament House’s front door catches fire during protests in Canberra

The front entrance of Australia’s Old Parliament House was set on fire for the second consecutive week as protests continue outside the building. A line of police officers moved the demonstrators away from the building after the doors began to burn. After the blaze was put out, several dozen protesters continued to confront police officers […]