#BREAKING Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa “on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so”.
Here's the full statement:
There's probably three possible outcomes from here:

1: Djokovic accepts the decision and gets on a plane, giving up his chance of back-to-back #AustralianOpen wins.
2 & 3: He challenges the decision, asking for a judicial review of the minister's decision.

Either he is successful and this decision is overturned. and he can stay and play, or it's upheld and he's on a plane outta here.
Or yes, as @benzocco points out -

4: He's successful but the govt apppeals. Then there would have to be a decision about whether he's in or out of immigration detention and whether he gets to play in the Australian Open with that pending.
Probably a (or the) major factor in his decison now is the three year bar on him being granted a visa. He'd only be allowed in for certain reasons, including compassionate grounds.

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15 Jan
Morning! Who doesn't love spending a Sunday in the federal Court with Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan. #NovakDjokovic
Here's where you can watch:

Some introductory remarks from CJ Allsop - he's suggeted given the quality of the written submissions, the hearing itself could be done by lunchtime. But he's not putting a time on it.
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14 Jan
New day, new judge, new thread. Justice David O'Callaghan is about to hold a procedural hearing in the Federal Cout over Novak Djokovic's visa cancellation and deportation. It starts at 10.15am AEDT.
To answer some questinos - today is purely a procedural hearing ahead of tomorrow's final hearing. I'm expecting Justice O'Callaghan will confirm the tranfer of the case to the Federal Court and some of the orders made last night around deadlines for filing documents.
Judge Kelly ordered last night that Djokovic be with his lawyers from 10am to 2pm today while they file submissions, so I expect he'll be watching this hearing with them or nearby. There'll also be two Border Force officers on the same floor so that he's technically in detention.
Read 52 tweets
13 Jan
All week I've had the Jeopardy think music going around in my head. Today it's that song from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Previously on the Novak Djokovic's #AustralianOpen saga:

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has suggested Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is "missing in action" as the world awaits a decision from him on Novak Djokovic's visa. From @domgiannini_ and @AndrewBrownAU

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12 Jan
I've never been so interested in Alex Hawke's movements, but here we are again - today's looking like decision day.

Worth keeping in mind the #AustralianOpen draw begins at 3pm (AEDT).
That should make things interesting. If the decision is to revoke Djokovic's visa and deport him, there's a good chance we'll be back in court - but whether that means the draw goes ahead without him, gets put on hold or has to be redone are all factors that'll come into play.
It's also possible though, given how things have unfolded, that he'll accept the decision and leave quietly. Maybe not quietly, but you know what I mean.
Read 11 tweets
12 Jan
There’s a few interesting points on this statement, but I think the biggest issue is that he knowingly continued with an interview and photoshoot after finding out he’d tested positive to COVID-19.
However you look at this - as a fan or as a critic - this is totally unacceptable.

While Djokovic mentions being COVID safe with a mask and distancing, he also doesn’t say whether he told the @lequipe journalist or photographer about his positive result.
This statement says he didn't receive his positive test result (from Dec 16) until after an event on Dec 17.

In his affidavit, a legally sworn document relied on by the Fedral Circuit Court, he said:

"On 16 December 2021, I was tested and diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID)."
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10 Jan
All eyes are on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke today - he has a discretionary personal power to revoke Novak Djokovic's visa and have him deported. His office said last night he's still considering, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.
Does anyone have questions about what happend yesterday or what the process is now? I'll try to answer some through the day.
I didn't quite expect 220+ replies to this, so I've done a little explainer with some frequently asked questions for @AAPNewswire:

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