Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Novak Djokovic returned to a rapturous welcome in Serbia on Monday after Australia deported the world men’s tennis No. 1 for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, a stance jeopardising his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Most Australians had wanted him gone, but Serbian fans cheered and waved national flags as Djokovic touched down… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic on Friday asked an Australian court to block his deportation ahead of the Australian Open after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations. Djokovic’s lawyers submitted their request for an injunction late at night, less than three hours after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used… Read More Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

Novak Djokovic on Tuesday warmed up for his bid to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at next week’s Australian Open, hitting practice shots at Melbourne Park, but he still faces the threat of deportation. A week after his arrival in Australia, Djokovic finally reached the tennis court after a judge on Monday quashed… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open. The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the… Read More Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Australia signs $717million defence deal with South Korea

Australia signed a A$1 billion (an equivalent of $716.5 million) defence deal with South Korea on Monday, boosting Seoul’s efforts to grow its military exports. Under the terms of the deal, South Korean defence company Hanwha Corp will build 30 self-propelled howitzers and 15 armoured ammunition resupply vehicles for Australia. “It’s an important further chapter… Read More Australia signs $717million defence deal with South Korea

U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Canada joined Australia, Britain and the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Wednesday, with China calling the boycotts “political posturing” and a smear campaign. The United States was the first to announce the boycott this week, saying on Monday its government officials would not attend February’s Beijing Olympics… Read More U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest… Read More Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia

Australia has pledged more than three million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, which would help the Southeast nation give booster shots to its people. The assurance came during a visit by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne aimed at expanding bilateral ties. Cambodia has vaccinated 87% of its more… Read More Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia