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First, they said it was not their responsibility that the Australian government issued a visa. And all of this could have been avoided. This government says it takes borders seriously and the issue of visas seriously.

There are people in this community who know they tried to get a visa for their mom or dad or aunt or uncle or child… to come to Australia. There are Australian citizens who are threatened with prison terms, you may recall, if they return to Australia from India at some point. But somehow the issuance of the visa for Novak Djokovic by the Australian government, it’s a surprise to the Morrison government that it was controversial.

It’s been the main sports story… in the world for months. During months. On every last page of every newspaper in the world. Novak Djokovic is the number 1 male tennis player in the world. A great Queenslander, Ash Barty, is the No. 1 tennis player. And Novak Djokovic shoots for his 10th open from Australia trying to be the greatest Grand Slam champion of all time by winning his 21st title.

And the idea, the idea that we didn’t know this was happening, and the idea that only late on a Friday afternoon the weekend before the tournament started, after the draw, we finally have a decision from the federal government says it all. There was a big embarrassment for Australia, (and) it was one that could have been avoided. The rules are clear, you must be double vaccinated to enter Australia. And we still don’t have an explanation of how the Australian government under Scott Morrison issued the visa in the first place. The right decision was to stop the visa from being issued in the first place and the rules are very clear. what [happened] here is a debacle that drags on day after day after day.

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