Novak Djokovic’s intense battle to have his visa authorised by the Australian authorities took a flip for the more serious when Immigration Minister Alex Hawke revoked the tennis star’s visa and threatened him with deportation, though Djokovic has achieved nothing incorrect.
“In the present day I exercised my energy underneath section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic on well being and good order grounds, on the idea that it was within the public curiosity to take action,” Hawke mentioned.
To this point, Djokovic’s authorized crew has proven that he has sufficiently met each requirement crucial for a medical exemption and even had an Australian choose say that he can be cleared to remain in Australia and take part within the Australian Open (which begins Monday). So how on the planet does overriding a choose’s ruling simply so you possibly can flex your energy profit anybody?
Australia’s Prime Minister – whom many rightly think about a tyrant – appears to have a solution for that puzzling riddle:
“Australians have made many sacrifices throughout this pandemic, and so they rightly anticipate the results of these sacrifices to be protected,” Morrison asserted. “That is what the Minister is doing in taking this motion immediately.”
There are such a lot of issues with that assertion.
The Australian folks haven’t willingly made these sacrifices Morrison has mentioned, which concerned complying with absurd COVID regulations similar to quarantining at house if well being authorities suspect you’ve got COVID-19. If People suppose they’ve had it unhealthy with authorities overreach throughout the pandemic, what we’ve skilled is little one’s play with what’s going on in Australia.
The results of these sacrifices has created a world wherein policemen can fire rubber bullets into a crowd of protestors and get away with it and the place police have the authority to separate a child from its mother. Australians aren’t free, the federal government is in full management over everybody and all the pieces, and that’s how folks like Morrison and Hawke wish to hold it.
So when a high-profile, broadly revered particular person who is just not bowing down and groveling to Australia’s vaccine tyranny steps onto the scene (doubtlessly inspiring thousands and thousands of others to face up), it might solely make sense that Australia’s officers would do what they will to not let Djokovic into their nation.
In an effort to play, Djokovic goes to need to serve one other winner to have his case upheld and have an opportunity at profitable his record-extending 10th Australian Open. However on the very least, he has compelled the Aussies to indicate simply how far they’re keen to go to carry onto their energy, and that in and of itself is a win.