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Why Novak Djokovic lost his fight to stay in Australia – and why it sets a concerning precedent

Many sports stars are, rightly or wrongly, held up as role models. In the case of Novak Djokovic, we have a set of powerful factors at play.

On one side is a tennis superstar who is unvaccinated and has raised concerns about receiving the vaccination.

  • Maria O’Sullivan
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On the other side is a government which believes Djokovic’s presence in Australia will have a serious negative effect on public health orders and future vaccination levels.

Today, the full Federal Court, in a unanimous judgement, dismissed Djokovic’s application to overturn the cancellation of his visa.

It is not surprising he lost his case.

Although the evidence…

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