Things are not being easy at all for Novak Djokovic. In a matter of a few hours, the tennis player will have to leave Australia immediately after Alex Hawke, Minister of Immigration of the oceanic country, will make the endorsed decision on his controversial case. But there is even more: the tennis player is prohibited from participating in the Open de Australia, among other important consequences that derive from their deportation from the territory.
The Australian Government announced this Friday its decision, regardless of what the trial brought, to prohibit Novak Djokovic from staying in its territory. This decision comes hand in hand with Immigration Minister Hawke’s “personal power of cancellation” under section 133 C(3) of the Migration Act. This exception is what causes Nole to have his visa revoked, which in principle will prevent him from returning to the Australian country for the next three years.
The Migration Law provides that a person whose visa has been canceled may be subject to a three-year exclusion period that prevents the granting of an additional temporary visa. Minister Hawke had to decide whether to use the “personal power of cancellation” and has finally done so by considering that the medical exemption from Djokovic to participate in the Australian Open he had no valid justification and, therefore, the tennis player could not stay in the country as he was not vaccinated.
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Regarded as the right-hand man of Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrisson, Hawke, 44, is a member of the Australian Liberal Party. After a difficult childhood due to the death of his mother, he studied at Hills Grammar School and Cumberland High School, later completing his university studies at the University of Sydney. After this stage he enlisted in the army and served for six years in New South Wales. A member of the Government since 2018, his name jumps to the forefront of information worldwide due to his “personal power” and the decision derived from it to deport Novak Djokovic.