The Australian government has not told Novak Djokovic that his “so-called medical exemption” would allow him to enter the country to compete in the Australian Open, according to court documents.
On Sunday, the government filed 13 pages of documents before a subsequent hearing to decide whether the Serbian tennis star can stay in the country or be expelled.
Representatives for the world’s highest ranked tennis player say he received a medical exemption after testing positive for COVID-19[female[feminine on December 16 and that he had completed an Australian Traveler Declaration prior to visiting the country.
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But the government said: “He had not indicated to the applicant that his so-called ‘medical exemption’ would be accepted.”
He argued “this says nothing about the power of the Minister (or his delegate) to question these responses, the evidence on which they were based, and to conclude that a power of annulment has been activated under the law upon arrival in Australia ”.