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14 Jan, 20 tweets, 11 min read
#BREAKING Australia cancels Djokovic visa for second time: immigration minister
#BREAKING Djokovic faces likely three-year ban on new Australian visa: minister
#UPDATE Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time as it seeks to deport the tennis superstar over his Covid-19 vaccine status.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a statement that he acted on "health and good order grounds"
#BREAKING PM says Djokovic visa cancellation protects Australian 'sacrifices'
Novak Djokovic-Australia row timeline.

#AFPgraphics on developments between Novak Djokovic and Australian authorities since he arrived in Melbourne, updated January 14 with Djokovic's second visa cancellation
#UPDATE Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time in a sensational new attempt to deport the tennis superstar over his Covid-19 vaccine status

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#BREAKING Australian judge to hold emergency Djokovic hearing Friday: court
#UPDATE The Australian judge who blocked Novak Djokovic's deportation scheduled an emergency hearing late Friday, after the government cancelled the tennis star's visa for a second time
The battle for Djokovic: how Australian institutions have slugged it out over the visa status of the world tennis number one #AFPgraphic @AFP
#UPDATE Australia has cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time in a sensational new attempt to deport the unvaccinated tennis superstar Friday
#BREAKING Djokovic seeks injunction against Australia deportation: lawyer
#UPDATE Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic went to court to prevent his deportation from Australia Friday, after the government revoked his visa for a second time
#UPDATE Novak Djokovic's lawyer Nick Wood requested an injunction against the Serbian's removal and appealed for him to be allowed to stay out of immigration detention as the case proceeds
#UPDATE Who said what? Key quotes from the Djokovic saga
#UPDATE Former world number one Andy Murray said the Novak Djokovic saga is not good for tennis or the #AustralianOpen2022 but refused to stick the boot into his rival "whilst he's down"
#BREAKING Australia agrees to delay Djokovic detention, deportation
#UPDATE Australia will delay efforts to deport Novak Djokovic until his renewed legal challenge concludes, a government lawyer said Friday
#BREAKING Australian government seeks to detain Djokovic on Saturday morning: lawyer
#BREAKING Djokovic case referred to Australian Federal Court: judge
#UPDATE Tennis star Novak Djokovic's last-gasp bid to avoid deportation and play in next week's #AustralianOpen2022 suffered a potential setback Friday, when his case was transferred to the Federal Court

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