Federal judge announces the reason for upholding the decision to cancel the German visa | Australian Open | Tennis star Djokovic

[The Epoch Times, January 21, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Chen Guang, Sydney, Australia compiled and reported) The Australian Federal Court judge announced the decision to uphold the Australian immigration ministerCancelnumber one in the worldtennis star djokovic(Novak Djokovic)visareasons for the decision and said they believed the immigration minister’s decision was lawful.

On Sunday (16th), the three judges of the full panel of the Federal Court unanimously ruled that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke (Alex Hawke) was unanimously ruled.CancelDjokovicvisaThe decision requires the Serbian tennis player, who came to the Australian Open, to leave the country and pay all legal fees. However, the court only announced the reasons for its ruling on Thursday afternoon.

Djokovic has not been vaccinated against the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia) before coming to Australia. After arriving in Australia, he was detained by the Australian Border Force (ABF) for failing to meet Australian entry requirements, and the federal government cancelled his visa on the grounds that he did not have a valid medical exemption. Subsequently, Djokovic launched a legal battle with the Australian federal government, and Djokovic once successfully appealed.

On Friday (14th), Hawke cancelled Djokovic’s visa again under the Immigration Act, arguing that the presence of Djokovic “may pose a threat to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community”.

Although Djokovic’s lawyers argued that it could not be proved that Djokovic posed a threat to society in Australia, Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop (James Allsop), Justice Besanko (Anthony Besanko) And Justice David O’Callaghan ruled that it was reasonable for Hawke to conclude that he was against vaccination based on Djokovic’s conduct, which has been more than a year since the vaccine was introduced. Odd has not been vaccinated, and “the (immigration) minister can clearly deduce that Djokovic chose not to be vaccinated because he is against or does not want to be vaccinated.”

The court stated in its published reasons that even if Djokovic did not win the Australian Open, he stayed to playAustralian Open, may also stir up “anti-vaccination” sentiment among those who want to emulate him.

“His ability to play tennis in Australia can encourage those who want to emulate him or want to be like him, and it is a plausible basis that he may fuel anti-vaccination sentiment,” the court documents read.

“A well-known world tennis star can affect people of all ages, young and old, but especially those young and impressionable who might want to emulate him.”

The reasons announced by the court also mentioned that Djokovic had given interviews to French media even when he tested positive for the virus, which may be an ominous omen for Australia.

“There is evidence that Djokovic has recently disregarded reasonable public health measures overseas and participated in public events when he knew he had tested positive for the virus,” the document said.

“It can be inferred that if someone followed suit, this could foster attitudes that violate public health regulations.”

Djokovic left Australia overnight and is now back in Serbia following a final federal court ruling on Sunday.

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